In mid-2011, Sony Music split RCA/JIVE Label Group.Staff and artists associated with JIVE were moved to a restructured Epic Records which is aimed to focus on (mostly) urban music.
The umbrella group was formed in 2007 under the name BMG Label Group, was rebranded as RCA/JIVE Label Group in 2009.
In July 2011 it was finally dissolved into two separate labels in 2011: the RCA Music Group and Epic Records which took JIVE subsidiaries (La Face, Battery, etc.) until October 2011 when it shut down JIVE Records along with Arista Records and J Records.
Those artists on those three labels were moved to the "rebranded" RCA Records.
Weiss replaced longtime music exec Clive Davis, who became the Chief Creative Officer.
Though some interpreted this move by Sony as a way of shuffling Davis out of the company, he quickly reasserted his position as a hitmaker for Sony working with artists such as Leona Lewis and Jennifer Hudson.
During 2009, branding for both Zomba Label Group and JIVE Label Group linked to the same website while RCA/JIVE seemed to eschew the Zomba name, suggesting that the branding was in process during this time.
By early 2010, the Zomba site was completely reworked as the rebranding process was completed.
RCA/JIVE configuration began as the BMG Label Group during the last year of the Sony BMG merger.
The group was officially formed in September 2007 when Bertelsmann restructured their RCA and Zomba groups into one entity bearing the BMG branding.
Bob Anderson and Kevin Twitchell led the sales department for the new group, and John Fleckenstein was named senior VP of international.
By early 2008, the BMG Label Group was said to consist of RCA Records, JIVE Records, J Records, La Face, Arista, Volcano Entertainment, Verity, Gospo Centric and Fo Yo Soul.