Peter Edge Named CEO of Sony's RCA Music Group

6:56 AM PST 08/08/2011 by Georg Szalai

Sony Music boss Doug Morris also promotes Tom Corson to president & COO of the label group.


NEW YORK - Peter Edge has been promoted to the post of CEO of RCA Music Group, and Tom Corson is now president & COO, Doug Morris, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, announced Monday.

Last month, new Sony Music boss Morris officially named L.A. Reid chairman & CEO of Epic Records.

Reporting to Morris, Edge will oversee the day-to-day operations of the group and its labels, which include RCA, Jive, J and Arista, as well as their affiliate labels. 

Edge was formerly president, A&R of RCA Music Group, a role he started in 2007. During his tenure, he has signed such artists as Alicia Keys, Dido, Mario and Jamie Foxx, among others, the company said.
 
Edge has also recently been working on developing the careers of Pitbull and Mike Posner, as well as Jazmine Sullivan and Marsha Ambrosius.

Meanwhile, Corson has been named president & COO of RCA Music Group. He will report to Edge and oversee promotion, marketing, publicity, digital, sales, international, video and operations for the label group.

Corson most recently served as executive vp/general manager of the firm.

The company said Corson has played a key role in the successes of Kings of Leon, Rod Stewart, Ke$ha, Foo Fighters, Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull and Jennifer Hudson, among others.

“Sony Music is well positioned for success with a deep lineup of many of the most accomplished creative and operational executives in the industry," said Morris. "The enhanced roles for Peter and Tom, who have long played integral roles in the achievements of the RCA labels, underscore that strength. They are the ideal pair to lead the group’s continued development and success moving forward.”

 

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