Epic was founded predominantly as a jazz and classical music label in 1953. It later expanded its scope to include a more diverse range of musical genres, including pop, R&B, rock, and hip-hop. Epic is one of Sony Music Entertainment’s three main record labels.
Artists signed to Epic as of 2022 include Fiona Apple, Sara Bareilles, Mariah Carey, Keyshia Cole, Future, Fifth Harmony, Jennifer Hudson, Zara Larsson, Jennifer Lopez, Outkast, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, Sade, 21 Savage, Travis Scott, DJ Khaled, Madison Beer, Meghan Trainor and Louis Tomlinson. The label has released albums by popular acts such as Michael Jackson, Cheap Trick, Shakira, Travis Scott, Celine Dion, ABBA, Anastacia, George Michael, Boston, Dave Clark Five, Gloria Estefan, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Sly & the Family Stone.