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Lyor Cohen

Lyor Cohen is an American music industry executive, currently serving as global head of music at YouTube and Google where he oversees domestic and international music partnerships as well as artist and label relations. Cohen started his career at Def Jam, founded Island Def Jam, and led Warner Music Group (WMG) for over a decade, until starting music content company 300. He has been an advocate for artists and songwriters his entire career.

Opinion | BY LYOR COHEN | May 30, 2022
Canadian singer and songwriter Jessie Reyez, pictured singing Figures in her official video, which has more than 98 million views on YouTube. Reyez, Jonathan Roy, Charlotte Cardin and Daniel Caesar are chart-topping artists, releasing major hits and connecting with fans around the world on YouTube, writes Lyor Cohen. Image courtesy of YouTube
Opinion | BY LYOR COHEN | May 30, 2022
Opinion | BY LYOR COHEN | May 30, 2022
Canadian singer and songwriter Jessie Reyez, pictured singing Figures in her official video, which has more than 98 million views on YouTube. Reyez, Jonathan Roy, Charlotte Cardin and Daniel Caesar are chart-topping artists, releasing major hits and connecting with fans around the world on YouTube, writes Lyor Cohen. Image courtesy of YouTube