(Photo Credit: Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
DJ Khaled’s next move could be a major move in his career.
Following the firing of L.A. Reid, Epic Records is currently looking for a brand new leader to head the record label. That person could very well be DJ Khaled.
According to Page Six:
“He was petitioning to get that job. He’s like, ‘I make more happen than anyone in the game, why would I not be considered to run the label?’ ” an industry insider told us of the DJ and producer.
Sources further said that Sony CEO Rob Stringer may have axed Reid because he’s a diva: “The girl thing was just one more piece to the problem. That’s been going on for decades. He doesn’t have a superstar roster to spend what he spends and be the diva that he is. Stringer wasn’t having it. He wants to put his own people in and clean a lot of baggage out.”
We hear several music heavyweights have been lobbying for Reid’s gig, in addition to Khaled.
“Khaled is a big hype machine — not a person who’s running a record label,” said a source. “My guess is [Sony Music UK CEO] Jason Iley will run either Columbia or Epic or they will take [RCA president] Tom Corson . . . and put him at Columbia or Epic.”
Khaled has a relationship with just about every artist on the label and many record executives. Do you think he can help lead the label?
He will be performing live on the Summer Jam stage! For tickets go here.