Epic Records has named Dontay Thompson Senior Vice President, Rhythm/Crossover Promotion. Thompson segues to Epic after his most recent post as SVP/Promotion at eOne. He’ll be based in Los Angeles, and will report to Executive Vice President Rick Sackheim.
“Dontay is a widely respected seasoned veteran who has never lost his enthusiasm for the Rhythm/Crossover space.” said Sackheim. “His wealth of experience and team-building skills enables him to thread the big picture with a hands-on promotional rapport that will translate into long-term success stories for our artists. The entire company joins me in welcoming Dontay to the Epic family.”
Thompson commented, “It’s such an amazing opportunity and a dream come true to work with Sylvia Rhone, Rick Sackheim and Epic’s amazing roster of artists. It’s an honor to become part of a label of real music people and a vibrant senior management team who, under Sylvia’s leadership, continue to raise the bar of accomplishment every day. I look forward to further solidifying this great promotion staff, ready to help take Epic to even greater heights.”
During his tenure with eOne, Thompson oversaw the company’s radio promotion team. He previously worked as VP/Promotion at Bad Boy Entertainment and was National Director of Rhythm/Crossover at J Records. Thompson also spent time as Rhythmic Editor for former industry publication Radio & Records. He also served as Music Director/on-air personality at for Rhythmic Top 40 staton KXJM/Portland.