Sony Pays $8 Million to Settle Digital-Music Lawsuit With Cheap Trick, Allman Bros., Others
Sony Pays $8 Million to Settle Digital-Music Lawsuit With Cheap Trick, Allman Bros., Others

Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CEO Doug Morris announced this morning that Dennis Kooker has been named the company's new president of global digital business and U.S. sales.

In this role, he will report to Morris and oversee all aspects of the global digital business and U.S. sales group.

"Dennis has long been a key contributor to our successful Global Digital Business and U.S. Sales operations, and we are excited to have him leading our efforts to further grow and diversify our physical and digital businesses," said Morris in a statement.

"I'd like to thank Doug for the opportunity to take on this new challenge," said Dennis, also in a statement. "I look forward to working closely with our labels, as well as our business units around the world and the many great executives within our team, to maximize the business opportunities for Sony Music and our world class artists."

Most recently, Dennis held the position of executive vice president of operations/general manager of global digital business and U.S. sales, in which he led the group's day-to-day operations. Prior to taking the GM position in 2008, Dennis served as EVP of operations for SONY BMG Music Entertainment's global digital business and U.S. sales unit, overseeing physical sales and channel marketing. He began his career in the music industry in 1995.

Dennis holds an MBA from St. Joseph's University and a BS in Business Administration from Shippensburg University.

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