Shimmel Named Epic Records COO

Shimmel Named Epic Records COO
Epic Records Chairman and CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid has named Mark Shimmel chief operating officer for the label. Shimmel, who formerly served as head of music for Turner Entertainment Networks, previously worked with Reid at Arista Records and LaFace Records. In related news, radio conglomerate Clear Channel has named John Sykes president of its newly created Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises unit. Sykes, the former president of VH1, will report to CEO Bob Pittman and will be responsible for helping build new business opportunities for the company across a range of media, including television and live events. (1/18)

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