Zafris Distinguished Lecture for Music Business Featuring Lyor Cohen

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Friday / February 21, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street

Lyor Cohen’s career in the music industry spans more than 30 years, beginning with Russell Simmons’ Rush Management, to leading Def Jam Records in its pioneering of hip-hop music, to his most recent position as chairman and CEO of Recorded Music for Warner Music Group North America.  

In his recent keynote address at MIDEM, Cohen announced his new music venture, 300, in partnership with Twitter, and described its vision of creating tools for the creative community that allow more artists to be discovered and be more successful. The venture is, in Cohen’s words, "a creative hub that goes beyond the creation of music and songs. It’s a place where artists, managers, agents can access experience and tools so they could be highly participating in the artist-development process."

Come and hear this music industry icon share his wisdom, experience, and vision for the future of artist development in a rapidly changing industry.