Scott Cohen is Chief Innovation Officer of Warner Music Group and a prominent figure in the international music industry widely recognized for spotting emerging technologies and identifying new business models for the digital age.
With the honorary title Scott Cohen will periodically conduct workshops and master classes at RMC, giving the conservatory and the surrounding music community access to his unique skills.
In 1997, Scott Cohen co-founded the groundbreaking distribution company The Orchard, which created a new standard for the music industry as the world’s first digital distribution company for music. He is currently charting the industry's long-term course at the intersection of music, technology, and culture as part of the senior management of the Warner Music Group.
”It is a unique source of inspiration that we now associate with RMC and our students. It is Scott Cohen's philosophy that the music industry itself must create the future, not merely embrace change. And his work with growing the universe of opportunity in the music business sounds perfect with the conservatory's ambition to educate future innovators based on inspiring exchange and inventive inquiry,” says Henrik Sveidahl, principal of RMC.
Scott Cohen follows art-pop frontrunner Jenny Hval, alternative rock icon Thurston Moore, jazz star Jason Moran and improv trendsetter Barry Guy as the fifth in the series of appointments of honorary professors at RMC. The goal is an assigned collegium of music industry personalities at the highest international level which together covers the width of RMC – both within the genres and professions in contemporary rhythmic music.
"The collegium of honorary professors at RMC is a noticeable contribution to the conservatory’s vision of being a pioneer in the study, practice and development of contemporary music," says Henrik Sveidahl.
Read more about the appointment of Jenny Hval as Honorary Professor at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory HERE
Read more about the appointment of Barry Guy as Honorary Professor at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory HERE
Read more about the appointment of Jason Moran as Honorary Professor at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory HERE
Read more about the appointment of Thurston Moore as Honorary Professor at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory HERE