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No. 13: Stephen Cooper | Power 100

Steve Cooper, CEO, Warner Music Group

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STEPHEN COOPER, 69

CEO, Warner Music Group
Last Year’s Rank: 14

"We have done a lot by ­way of globalizing our ­business," says Cooper, who also grew digital ­revenue 6.3 percent, to $1.3 ­billion, in calendar year 2015, a year in which overall industry ­digital sales fell. WMG doesn't break out streaming revenue, but Cooper says that "it ­overtook downloads."

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