Stephen Cooper (businessman)

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Stephen Cooper
Occupation(s)Businessman, CEO of the Warner Music Group
LabelsWarner Music Group

Stephen F. Cooper (born 1948)[1] is a businessman and the current CEO of the Warner Music Group.[2]


Cooper has a BA from Occidental College and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.[2]


Cooper has held several important positions with various companies throughout his career. He was in charge of several venture businesses. He previously served as Vice-Chairman of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and was also CEO of Hawaiian Telcom.[2]

Warner Music Group[edit]

Stephen Cooper became CEO of Warner Music Group in August 2011, replacing Edgar Bronfman Jr., who then became Chairman of the company upon Cooper's appointment.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Cooper is a Gary, Indiana native and a father to two.[4] In 2017, Cooper's total salary was reported to be $15,206,818.[5]


  1. ^ "Stephen Cooper profile". Forbes. Archived from the original on December 22, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Stephen F. Cooper". Archived from the original on May 9, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  3. ^ "Billboard Business". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-09-05.
  4. ^ "No. 8: Stephen Cooper | Power 100 Q&A".
  5. ^ "Stephen Cooper - Executive Compensation". Retrieved August 22, 2013.

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Business positions
Preceded by
Edgar Bronfman Jr.
Chief Executive Officer of Warner Music Group
August 19, 2011-present
Succeeded by