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Todd Glassman, Epic Records EVP of Promotions, Let Go

 

The move comes as the label has 5 singles on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Chart.

Epic Records EVP of promotion, Todd Glassman, was let go this week, sources tell Billboard, despite the label’s recent dominance of the airwaves, with five songs on Billboard‘s Mainstream Top 40 Radio Chart.

Glassman is the latest executive to leave Epic following the exit of CEO/chairman L.A. Reidin May after nearly six years at the helm of the Sony-owned label. 

Glassman was named Epic Records’ head of promotions in July of 2013 replacing Jacqueline Saturn. Glassman formerly worked as SVP of promotions at Island Def Jam with Reid overseeing Top 40 and Hot AC artists and held the same position at Universal Motown. Earlier in his career he worked in Epic’s promotions department.

Reid’s May departure came just weeks after former Columbia Records chief Rob Stringer assumed his new role as CEO of Sony Music Entertainment. While no official reason was given for Reid’s exit, it followed  allegations of sexual harassment.

A week after Reid’s departure, Sony dismissed Laura Swanson, Reid’s longtime associate and EVP of media & strategic development.

Glassman and Sony declined to comment for this story.

Epic’s five songs currently on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 Chart, which Glassman helped promote, are as follows: DJ Khaled‘s “I’m The One” (No. 3), DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts” (No. 19); Camila Cabello‘s “Crying in the Club” (No. 21), Fifth Harmony‘s “Down” (No. 31) and French Montana‘s “Unforgettable” (no. 34).

Epic also has this week’s number one album on the Billboard 200 Chart with DJ Khaled’s Grateful (We the Best/Epic Records) which sold 149,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 29, according to Nielsen Music.

While Reid has yet to be replaced at Epic, label president Sylvia Rhone, Reid’s No. 2 since 2014, has overseen the label’s recent spate of releases.

Reid is planning a new venture, sources tell Billboard, and could lure other Epic executives to follow him.

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