Peter Edge, who has been influential in the success of the Cuban-American rapper Pitbull and who has signed Alicia Keys and Jamie Foxx, has been named the new CEO of RCA Music Group. Doug Morris, the CEO of Sony Music Entertainment made the announcement on Monday.
Edge, who had been president of A&R at RCA, will head up the group's portfolio of labels, which include RCA, JIve, J Records and Arista.
Additionally, Morris announced that Tom Corson is now president and COO of RCA Music Group, a step up from his previous post as executive vice president and general manager. Corson will report to Edge.
"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 in a statement. "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.”
Edge and Corson aren't the only shifts in management at Sony Music Entertainment properties, starting right at the top. Morris became chairman-CEO of Sony Music Entertainment on July 1. Also last month, Morris hired former Island Def Jam honcho Antonio "L.A." Reid to be his chairman-CEO of Epic Records.