Ghost to run Epic Records

Singer-songwriter Amanda Ghost to run Epic Records |
In a move that is either devilishly clever or ridiculously misconceived, Epic Records has named Amanda Ghost – co-writer of James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful – as its new president.

Ghost comes to the role with little or no management experience. The main qualification of the celebrated songwriter is that, well, she’s a celebrated songwriter. Besides You’re Beautiful, Ghost also co-wrote Beyoncé and Shakira’s hit Beautiful Liar and has worked with Kanye West, the Prodigy and Britney Spears. Ghost is also herself a singer-songwriter.

“I’m not a conventional choice as a music business executive,” Ghost admitted in a statement. “[But] I’m here to draw on my experiences as an artist, songwriter and producer to make the new and existing artists signed to Epic as brilliant and successful as possible.”

Could not resist the headline.

As if we needed further proof that corporations don’t understand music or creativity and are thus flailing desperately. Good luck.