Former Def Jam exec Justin Duran has joined Epic as VP of Marketing. He will be based in Los Angeles. The announcement was made by EVP of Marketing Dave Bell, who said, “Justin’s track record across fashion, lifestyle and music speaks for itself, and it’s a pleasure to reunite with him for this next step in his career." (Before his arrival at Epic, Bell was Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing & Digital Strategy, at Def Jam.)

Said Duran, “When Sylvia Rhone calls and asks you to come and be a part of history, there’s not much to think about,” said Duran. “I’ve always envisioned myself impacting the culture at the highest level—and the opportunity Dave and [EVP/GM] Rick Sackheim presented me with at Epic will allow me to do just that."

Duran most recently served as Senior Director Marketing at Def Jam, where he won a Clio Award for his work with Logic. He began his career at Complex and VFILES.