Gary Cooper

        CURRICULUM VITAE PERSONAL:     Gary Cooper  Date of birth: 08.11.1959, in Slough, Berks Single, British.   WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:  § 37 years of music business & entertainment experience national & international § European market knowledge & international music & showbuisness industry contacts i.e. Personal contacts to producers, management, lawyers, record companies, publishers, song writers and managers around the world (London, Nashville, New York, L. A., Stockholm, Toronto etc)  § Corporate and independent record company § A&R § Management & publishing experience § Chain store distribution § Entrepreneurial & Leadership skills § Creative skills                             WORK EXPERIENCE:   Since 2011 Gary Cooper Consultancy ǀ Munich Artist Management, music publishing, artist coordination, brand consultancy, artist booking, concept & project creation and sales § Entrepreneurial thinking outside the box § Creative & special marketing § international exploitation & liaison   2003 – 2011 Traaxx Music Management & BCC GmbH ǀ Munich  Founder § Management of song writers and producers § Development and maintenance of contacts to managers, record companies worldwide to obtain contracts for my clients § Achievement of various successes in major territories world wide   2004 BCC - Brand, Celebrity, Consultancy ǀ Munich Founder   § Using synergy effects of close contacts to management of International music & entertainment celebrities to obtain, and advise them on their involvement within advertising campaigns  § Advising brands on how to use music & entertainment as a communication tool, effectively and efficiently. § Representation of Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Shaggy, Eminem, Pavarotti amongst others for a wide range of Brands and companies such as Virgin Mobile Phones (UK), Langnese, Unilever, EA games , VW, Audi, Blackberry, T-Mobile § Rapid growth from 2 partners to 18 employees § Creation of concepts such as Bryan Adams as photographer, for an eyewear campaign using himself as the Testimonial and co-ordinating and budgeting all aspects of the shoot and negotiations with the Brand   Result: BCC GmbH became one of the strongest consultants in the area of Branded Entertainment in Europe. Advising major brands and working with the elite of the entertainment business.                   2000 – 2003 BMG ǀ Munich  Head of A+R § The objective was to re-build the national creative department  § People, creative, organisational, contact, diplomatic and political skills were developed and established for this challenge § Result: re-establishment of the national department as a credible and creatively successful company recognised nationally and internationally  § Chart successes were achieved also nationally and internationally with Nsync amongst others   1997 - 2000  BMG ǀ Munich  Consultant, International catalogue exploitation § Acquisition of BMG affiliates around the world to release and market repertoire owned by BMG Germany, Austria & Switzerland § Creation of a brand new international network within the existing worldwide BMG infrastructure to release, market and sell dance orientated artists § Responsible for creating yearly Dance events in Tokyo, Amsterdam, Berlin & Barcelona  § Result: worldwide success of "Snap-Greatest Hits" and also for launching the international success of Justin Timberlakes break through act "NSync" amongst many others § Result: increase of revenue by over 500 % within 1 year    1995 - 1999  Self-employed Consultant ǀ Düsseldorf/Munich Clients: Sony Music, Virgin, BMG § Development of music compilations and music concepts for various major record companies  § Acquisition of rights for a major record project § Result and milestone: “Art Garfunkel – Across America Live”  was a personal milestone project for the legendary singer of “Simon & Garfunkel”.  It was top 20 in every major chart in Europe and he appeared in every major TV show in Europe                   1987 - 1994   Streetheat Records ǀ Kaarst, Düsseldorf employee (-1989), co-owner (1989-1993)  § Business development: creating new areas of operations & new business  § Result: increased turnover and profit of …% within … years § Result: development towards a partner and co-owner § By using my artist, contract, producer, record label skills we built the company for international success with artists like “Kool & The Gang”  § Successes in Japan, France, Spain as well as national success   1986 - 1987  Disco Box (Record wholesaler) ǀ Neuss, Düsseldorf  Head of Export § Business development § Establishment of a new department specialised in exporting records worldwide to a new customer base § Develop, install a team, build a new customer base, buying, stock control, invoicing, payment control, export regulations, customs, transport conditions and regulations § Establishing our position within the world market place, maintaining our customer base, visiting customers and also the development of special products only available from us.  § Result: one of the top 5 players worldwide    1983 - 1986  Record shop (owner) ǀ Kevelaer, NRW § Enhancement of entrepreneurial skills, economic, marketing, sales & customer relations skills.  § Development from a small local focal point to a record shop with a catchment area of over 50 Km with regular and loyal customer base.    1975 - 1982  EMI-Recording Studios ǀ London § Main responsible for the installation, repair and maintenance of whole studio equipment § Assistance in recording sessions § Diplomatic and creative behaviour with musicians, artists, producers as well as known personalities.                Achievements:   § A+R for Nsync / LFO / Innosence (all international major chart successes) § “Natural” (mainstream pop), all singles top 10 in GSA & Album # 2 in Germany, international charts in UK, Asia, Japan, Europe, Scandinavia § “Die Happy” (cross over rock) Album # 15 in Germany & all singles § “Gil” (pop), all singles & albums charted in Germany & Asia   Self-financed successes: § „Art Garfunkel - Across America Live“ in # 17 UK, #24 German, # 20 Holland, #23 Belgium, #18 Austrian & Top 15 across Scandinavian Album charts § Flim Flam“(dance pop), Single, # 4 German National charts / European charts § „XL“,Single + Album (hip hop / jazz), Album chart, EMI Japan   Self-made & developed concepts: § Mo' Vibes Music festival § „Rave Mania“, Compilation Sony Music. German National Charts § „Mega Rave“, Compilation, German National Charts § „Baywatch“ Compilation based on TV series. Sony Music   References:   Frank Briegmann, President, Universal Music Group, Berlin, Germany: frank.briegman@umusic.com    Pelle Lidell, Managing Director, Murlyn Music Publishing, Stockholm, Sweden: pal@murlyn.se   Adam van Straten, Solicitors, London, UK: adam@vanstraten.co.uk    Personal Skills:   PC MS Office & MAC  Languages English – mother tongue  German – business-fluent written and spoken Personality  Knowledgeable, efficient, responsible, productive, reliable, resourceful   Berlin, March, 201