Epic Records He appointed Ezekiel Lewis to the post of president. He will continue to report to Sylvia Rhone, President and CEO of Epic Records, and lead the A&R division while helping run the company’s day-to-day operations.
Lewis has served as the company’s vice president and head of A&R since 2020 and works closely with artists such as 21 Savage, Bia, Black Eyed Peas, DDG, Future, Giveon, Madison Beer, Meghan Trainor, Mimi Webb, Southside, Zara Larsson . and more.
Prior to joining Epic in 2017, Lewis served as senior vice president of A&R at Motown Records since 2011, working with artists such as Ne-Yo, Erykah Badu, Migos, Lil Yachty, TI, and Rich Homie Quan. He is also a Grammy-winning songwriter who has co-wrote and produced songs for Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, and Usher, and has also worked closely with Mariah Carey and Yo Gotti. In 2010, Chris Brown founded Bar Music Group, a music publishing company that includes projects from Future, Trey Songz, and others. As a musician, he signed to David Foster’s 143 Records and played an important role in Trey Songz’s career. In 2004 Lewis founded Clutch, a community of songwriter-producers responsible for hits by Omarion, Ciara, Britney Spears, Timbaland, and others.
In making the announcement, Rhone said, “A popular songwriter and producer for many years, Zeke brings invaluable insight into the artist’s creative journey. His knowledge and experience of the inner workings of the music industry gives him an immeasurable advantage to conduct important business negotiations while staying true to his A&R roots.
Lewis added, “The entire Epic Records team embodies what it means to support artist development in this fast-moving industry, and I’m excited to help shape its future. With my most deliberate effort, I will honor the musical legacy of Epic, our artists, and our partners. I look forward to continuing our collaboration with the sole goal of delivering some of the most influential music.”