How Technology Has Changed and Is Changing the Music Industry

by Student Affairs


Tue, 18 Sep 2018

12:00 PM – 1:20 PM

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HBH A301

5000 Forbes Avenue, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States

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Dennis Kooker

Global Digital Business and U.S. Sales

Sony Music Entertainment


Mr. Kooker will visit Heinz to talk about how technology has changed and is changing the music industry.


Dennis Kooker is President, Global Digital Business and U.S. Sales, Sony Music Entertainment. In this role, he leads Sony Music Entertainment’s digital business strategy and activities worldwide, as well as its sales and distribution division in the U.S.


He is responsible for working closely with the company’s key business partners as well as internal labels and divisions around the world to develop new revenue streams and grow Sony Music’s revenues across all digital and physical platforms. In addition, he oversees Sony Music’s U.S. Sales and Distribution team, as well as The Orchard, a leading global distribution platform for music, video and film content, and RED Music, a U.S.-based label and marketing services division.  He also represents SME on the boards of a number of companies operating in the digital space.


Prior to taking his current position, Mr. Kooker oversaw day-to-day operations of the company’s digital and sales organization in the role of Executive Vice President, Operations and General Manager, Global Digital Business and U.S. Sales.

Mr. Kooker also previously served as Senior Vice President of BMG North America, and before that, he held a number of London-based operational roles within the company's UK & Ireland division. He began his career in the music industry in 1995.

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