Gary Cooper  


§ 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


Since 2011  Gary Cooper Consultancy ǀMunich

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 ǀMunich


§  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, ConsultancyǀMunich


§  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 ǀMunich

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   BMGǀMunich

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 ǀDüsseldorf/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 ǀKaarst, 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) ǀNeuss, 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) ǀKevelaer, 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 ǀLondon

§ 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. 


§  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