Former “X Factor” pass judgement on L.A. Reid is again in the vanguard of the tune trade after being pressured to step down as CEO of Epic Records amid sexual harassment allegations in 2017.
On Tuesday, the hitmaker returned to Atlanta to ship a keynote speech and celebration with tune royalty.
He spoke on the “Atlanta: A Music Cities Business Summit,” the place we’re advised he recommended main labels like Sony, Warner Music and UMG to pay extra appreciate to the Atlanta tune scene.
“He said it was time to … make the majors honor music from Atlanta. [He wants] talent and execs to pour [into the community] and don’t just take from it and then leave to grow elsewhere,” a supply who attended the summit advised Page Six.
Music trade vet and Recording Academy chair Tammy Hurt moderated the development, the place Atlanta tune manufacturers Jermaine Dupri and Dallas Austin have been commemorated “for helping shape the city,” we’re advised. Entertainment attorney Joel Katz offered Reid.
Reid additionally hosted a dinner at UMI in Buckhead the place Usher stunned him. Sources advised us the night time changed into “showing love for Reid’s legacy.” Reid has signed stars together with Meghan Trainor, Future, Fifth Harmony, Travis Scott and DJ Khaled.
“It was a really wonderful night,” our supply mentioned. “He’s known Usher since he was 13 and they caught up about his Vegas residency and the upcoming anniversary of his “My Way” album.”
We’re advised the tune bunch hit up the studio after dinner, the place they quipped about having an A&R assembly.
Reid, the once-influential head of Epic Records, was once ousted from the Sony Music label after a co-worker complained to the corporate about a number of circumstances of alleged sexual harassment, The Post solely printed in 2017.
The trade veteran allegedly made beside the point bodily advances towards an assistant at an organization vacation celebration, and allegedly requested her to lie down in mattress with him and provides him a hug whilst the 2 have been at a resort whilst touring on trade. Reid’s lawyer Katz didn’t remark at the allegations on the time.