- Epic Records Appoints Ezekiel Lewis to President
- Jun 01, 2023
Los Angeles, CA – June 1, 2023 – Epic Records today announced the appointment of Ezekiel Lewis to President. He will continue to report to Sylvia Rhone, Epic Records’ Chairwoman and CEO, and to lead the A&R division while helping run the day-to-day operations of the Company.
Lewis has served as the company’s Executive Vice President and Head of A&R since 2020. Throughout his tenure, he has worked with the record label’s new artists and helped develop the careers of Epic’s GRAMMY® Award-winning roster including 21 Savage, BIA, Black Eyed Peas, DDG, Future, GIVEON, Madison Beer, Meghan Trainor, Mimi Webb, Southside, Zara Larsson and more.
In making the announcement, Rhone said, “Having been a hit songwriter and producer for many years, Zeke brings an invaluable understanding of the artist’s creative journey. His knowledge and experience of the inner workings of the music industry give him an immeasurable edge to drive key business conversations, while staying true to his A&R roots.”
Lewis remarked, “The entire Epic Records team embodies what it means to champion artist development in this fast moving industry and I’m excited to help shape its future. I will honor the musical legacy of Epic, our artists, and partners with my most intentional effort. I look forward to continuing our collaboration, with the singular goal of giving the world some of the most incredible and influential music created, to last for generations.”
Prior to joining Epic Records in 2017, Lewis served as Senior Vice President of A&R at Motown Records from 2011. In that role, he worked with leading artists including Ne-Yo, Erykah Badu, Migos, Lil Yachty, T.I., and Rich Homie Quan.
Previously, Mr. Lewis’ credits included co-writing and co-producing artists such as Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige and Usher. Mr. Lewis also played an instrumental role 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 others.
A musician in his own right since high school, Lewis signed with David Foster’s 143 Records and went on to play a key role in Trey Songz’s successful career.
In 2004, Lewis co-founded The Clutch, a collective of songwriter-producers responsible for hits by Omarion, Ciara, Britney Spears, Timbaland and more.
Across the music industry, Lewis stands out as a Grammy Award-winning songwriter and has been recognized for his leadership and success. Billboard notably included him among its 2023 Power 100 List. He is the recipient of numerous BMI and ASCAP songwriter and publisher awards.
Lewis attended Morehouse College, studying music and film.