Scott Cohen (music executive)

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Scott Cohen is the co-founder of digital distribution company The Orchard. He started the company with music veteran Richard Gottehrer in June 1997. The Orchard is the largest digital distributor in the world with offices in 25 countries. As a well-recognized public speaker and lecturer, Scott Cohen travels the world evangelizing new business models for the digital age.

He is a visiting professor at London Metropolitan University and sits on the British Phonographic Industry Council.

Cohen's music career started in the late 1980s in independent and major label artist management. In addition to his responsibilities at The Orchard, Cohen runs a music management company with longtime partner Richard Gottehrer. Together they manage the Danish band The Raveonettes and the American all-girl band The Dum Dum Girls. They also work with The Deer Tracks, Queen Kwong, Bleech, Fallulah and Dan Owen.

Recently Gottehrer and reactivated Instant Records. Scott Cohen is also involved in that operation.

Cohen sits on the advisory board of music agency Sound Diplomacy.

Scott Cohen is a vegan and human rights activist.

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