L.A. Reid Confirmed for MIDEM Speech Despite Epic Exit
publish date: 2017-05-19
A rep told the recently dismissed Epic CEO is still expected to deliver a keynote at the Cannes confab.
L.A. Reid's sudden dismissal as CEO of Epic Records last week after Rob Stringer had taken over the reins of Sony Music raised a number of questions: Why was he dismissed when his label was on an upswing over the last few years? Did recently unearthed sexual harassment allegations play into the decision? And what's next for the Sony-owned label?
While none of these questions have yet to be fully answered, learned Friday (May 19) that another mystery has been solved: Reid is indeed expected to deliver the keynote at next month's MIDEM conference in Cannes, France, according to a rep for the trade fair. Reid was announced to speak at this year's confab last November.