Giles Cooper (producer)

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Giles Cooper
Occupationpromoter (entertainment), music promoter, producer

Giles Cooper is a British entertainment producer, concert promoter and marketer.[1] He is managing director of Soho Media Group,[2] a production and marketing company. He is chairman of the Royal Variety Charity,[3] and since 2010 has been one of the producers of its annual fund-raising event, the Royal Variety Performance.[4]

Cooper was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2006, and received the Freedom of the City of London in 2014.[5]


Cooper worked for music magazines including Melody Maker and New Musical Express,[4] and was later involved in the launch of the entertainment magazines, Uncut, Vox and Loaded.[citation needed] From 1992, he worked in music marketing at Sold Out, an advertising agency.[citation needed]

In 1998 he founded a marketing agency, Media Junction,[6] later named the Soho Media Group.[citation needed]

Cooper was a volunteer with the Entertainment Artistes Benevolent Fund – now known as the Royal Variety Charity – from 2007.[7] In 2010 he was elected chairman of the charity.[8] He organises, and is one of the producers of, the Royal Variety Performance, an annual fundraising event.[9][10] In 2015, Cooper was one of the producers of a Sunday Night at the London Palladium show[11] with Des O'Connor and Jimmy Tarbuck to raise funds for the charity.[12]



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  2. ^ "#6 of 6 Photos & Pictures – View Soho Media Group Profile Photos London". Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  3. ^ Royal Variety Management. Royal Variety Charity Accessed October 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Giles Cooper - biography. Royal Variety Charity Accessed October 2017.
  5. ^ "Giles Cooper Freedom of City of London agenda records official" (PDF). 18 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Job Postings in London United Kingdom for company Media Junction Ltd". Enternships. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  7. ^ Madison Antus (29 June 2015). "Entertainment charity EABF changes name, expands remit". Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  8. ^ Welcome; Chairman Giles Cooper . Royal Variety Charity. Accessed October 2017.
  9. ^ Royal Variety Performance Management. Royal Variety Charity. Accessed October 2017.
  10. ^ Royal Variety Performance. Royal Variety Charity. Accessed October 2017.
  11. ^ "Des O'Connor and Jimmy Tarbuck join forces at Palladium". Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  12. ^ [s.n.] (15 October 2015). Night at London Palladium. Royal Variety Charity. Accessed October 2017.