Ezekiel Lewis has been promoted to president of Epic Records.
He will continue to report to Sylvia Rhone, President and CEO of Epic Records, and lead the A&R division while helping to manage the day-to-day operations of the Sony Music-owned label.
Lewis has served as executive vice president and head of A&R for the company since 2020.
Throughout his tenure he has worked with artists such as 21 Savage, BIA, Black Eyed Peas, DDG, Future, GIVEON, Madison Beer, Meghan Trainor, Mimi Webb, Southside, Zara Larsson and many more.
Prior to joining Epic Records in 2017, Lewis served as Senior Vice President of A&R at Motown Records beginning in 2011. In this role, he worked with artists such as Ne-Yo, Erykah Badu, Migos, Lil Yachty, TI, Rich Homie Quan and others. .
Previously, Lewis’ credits included co-writing and co-producing artists such as Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige and Usher.
Lewis was also instrumental in the careers of Mariah Carey and Yo Gotti. In 2010, Lewis founded Bar Music Group, a music publishing company responsible for a roster of successful songwriters and producers whose work spanned projects by Chris Brown, Future, Trey Songz and many more. others.
A musician in his own right since high school, Lewis was signed to David Foster’s 143 Records and played a key role in Trey Songz’ successful career.
In 2004, Lewis co-founded The Clutch, a songwriter-producer collective responsible for the hits of Omarion, Ciara, Britney Spears, Timbaland and many others.
“Having been a successful songwriter and producer for many years, Zeke brings invaluable insight into the artist’s creative journey.”
Sylvia Rhone, Epic Records
Commenting on the news, Epic Records President and CEO Sylvia Rhone said, “Having been a successful 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 in driving key business conversations, while staying true to his A&R roots.”
“The entire Epic Records team embodies what it means to champion artist development in this rapidly changing industry and I’m excited to help shape its future.”
Lewis added, “The entire team at Epic Records embodies what it means to champion artist development in this rapidly changing industry and I am thrilled to help shape its future.
“I will honor the musical legacy of Epic, our artists, and our partners with my most intentional efforts.
“I look forward to continuing our collaboration, with the sole purpose of giving the world some of the most incredible and influential music created, to last for generations.”
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