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 its independent distribution company RED, and its digital distribution company, The Orchard. 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 was Executive Vice President, Operations and General Manager, Global Digital Business and U.S. Sales, leading the group’s day-to-day operations. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, Operations for SONY BMG Music Entertainment’s Global Digital Business and U.S. Sales unit, which included leading physical sales and channel marketing.
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.