Sony Music Relaunches Epic Records With Sarah Lockhart As President
Sony Music Entertainment UK has today announced the relaunch of the legendary record label, Epic Records UK, with Sarah Lockhart named as President of the label. Sarah will report to Jason Iley, Chairman and CEO, Sony Music UK & Ireland.
Epic Records UK will relaunch as a frontline label, operating alongside other iconic Sony Music labels, including RCA, Columbia, and Ministry of Sound, with the ambition to champion global music and British culture. The announcement coincides with the anniversary of Epic Records, who will celebrate 70 years of recorded music in 2023.
Sarah Lockhart joins Epic from Sony Music Publishing, where she served as Head of A&R for three years and signed artists including BRIT award-winning Aitch, PinkPantheress and D Block Europe.
Sarah has been at the forefront of youth culture and London’s grassroots music communities for the past two decades. She co-founded East London community radio station Rinse FM, championing emerging artists in the early stages of their careers, and launching artists including Magnetic Man and Katy B.
Sarah Lockhart, President, Epic Records UK says: “The pioneering global artists signed to Epic have inspired me and countless fans for decades. The relaunch of the label in the UK provides a once-in-a-lifetime chance to celebrate Epic’s legacy and build a culture that encourages us to think differently, honouring and supporting artists to create connection through the power of music.”
Jason Iley, MBE, Chairman and CEO, Sony Music UK & Ireland says: “Throughout her career Sarah has challenged the norm, preempted trends and supported artists from the beginning of their careers. I’m confident she is the perfect person to relaunch Epic UK and enrich its legacy while protecting its artist-first ethos.”