GLOBAL HEAD OF MUSIC, YOUTUBE & GOOGLE
Lyor Cohen is an American music industry executive, currently serving as Global Head of Music at YouTube and Google where he oversees domestic and international music partnerships as well as artist and label relations. He is also founder of 300, a music content company that leverages innovative tech to discover, cultivate and promote rising artists with a boutique focus.
Prior to 300, Cohen was the Chairman and CEO of Recorded Music for Warner Music Group (WMG). He helped usher hip-hop from the margins of culture to the mainstream by managing highly successful rappers for Rush Productions while simultaneously developing the prestige of Def Jam Recordings.
Having sold Def Jam to Universal in 1999, Cohen successfully merged Mercury, Island, and Def Jam Recordings to create the new Island-Def Jam Music Group, expanding his work beyond Def Jam’s hip-hop roots.VIEW ALL SPEAKERS