Scott Cohen (music industry executive)

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Scott Cohen in 2012

Scott Cohen (born 1965) 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 manage Fallulah and Dan Owen who is signed to Atlantic Records.

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

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

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