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CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND LEGACY
OF RAY COOPER

A very special celebration of the life of Ray Cooper—the esteemed British music exec who passed away this summer—will take place this Thursday evening (12/6), as December marks the 70th anniversary of his birth.

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Those unable to attend, may salute Cooper with a charitable donation made to The Dementia Research Fund, which takes donations of all sizes from anywhere in the world.

In the three months following his death, an incredible outpouring from the entertainment industry ensued. Tributes made range from Peter Gabriel and Victoria Beckham to Richard Branson, Chris Blackwell and former U2 manager Paul McGuinness.

"I had the wild good fortune to be both a close friend and business ally with this vibrant, fearless, talented and kind man,” shared current Capitol Music Group President Ashley Newton, with whom Cooper ran Virgin Records in the 1990s and early 2000s. “Together, across several decades and labels, Ray & I were blessed to be consistently in the orbit of immensely important music - but like everyone around him, I was forever surrendering to his ridiculously sharp and eccentric sense of humor. We literally laughed through the ages and I will miss him more than words can express."

More details from Cooper's career can be seen here.

NEAR TRUTHS: SECRETS AND BUYS
We'll miss those smoke-filled rooms. (5/11a)
JUST CALL HIM ACE
Some guys have all the luck. (5/10a)
SONY GETS TOP BMI HONOR
Big ups for the mogul previously known as Big Jon (5/10a)
RAY OF HOPE
Our resident redhead praises girl in red. (5/10a)
'IT'S THE REAL SCHOOL'
Alan Jackson brings back hard country. (5/10a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
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