SWANSON OUT AT EPIC

In the latest instance of apparent fallout from last week’s firing of Epic chief L.A. Reid following allegations of sexual misconduct, his longtime associate, EVP of Media & Strategic Development Laura Swanson, has left the company as well, Variety reported late Thursday.

The story was filed by Shirley Halperin, who broke the Reid story on 5/11.

Described as “a highly regarded publicity and media strategy veteran” by Halperin, Swanson had worked alongside Reid since the year 2000 when he was running Arista. The two reunited at Island Def Jam, soon after Reid took charge of the company in 2004 and again in 2015 at Epic, where Swanson would restructure the PR department starting in 2015. She was also among the dozen-plus Epic staffers who subsequently made the move from New York to L.A. when Reid opened an Epic West Coast office.

“It is believed that as result of being a Reid “loyalist,” Sony Music let Swanson go,” Halperin wrote.

ON THE BMM COVER:
RICO WADE
ATL legend (6/17a)
KEN & FRIENDS FILL THE FORUM
High times in Inglewood (6/20a)
BEADS! FEEDS! TIKTOK EXPANDS TAY'S ERAS TOUR HUB
Collect 'em all (6/20a)
FESTIVAL FORECAST: IT'S MUDDY OUT THERE
Sloshing through the fun (6/20a)
WELCOME TO ATLANTA
Black Music Month in the ATL (6/18a)
THE GRAMMY SHORT LIST
Who's already a lock?
COUNTRY'S NEWEST DISRUPTOR
Three chords and some truth you may not be ready for.
AI IS ALREADY EATING YOUR LUNCH
The kids can tell the difference... for now.
INDIE DISTRIBUTION'S RISE TO GLORY
The discovery engine is revving higher.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)