Here's the obligatory little
blurb on the "who I am" - my life boiled down into a few paragraphs... I'll keep it somewhat professional, nothing
about my plans to start up again on my (bad) golf game or old softball heroics or comtemplating getting
back on the tennis court, or wondering what the Red Sox will do this off season... and no bragging about my
talented daughter or wife (which they both are)... So, since you have nothing better to do right now - here goes:
MASON COOPER BIOGRAPHY (aka:
The Story - From Back Then... To Now)
Mason Cooper, an industry veteran with success in music supervision,
music publishing, music production and more, is at the forefront of the modern paradigm of synergizing the music, film and
television industries, serving in his multifaceted capacities as Music Supervisor, Music Editor, Songwriter/Music Producer,
Soundtrack Producer and Film Production Consultant.
His comprehensive approach includes assisting with film budgeting and music strategies,
full service music supervising/clearance coordination, music/song editing and re-record mix oversight, working within all
film and musical styles and genres, overseeing composer and song licensing negotiations and documentation, writing songs and
producing music recordings for films and soundtracks, and assisting with project deliverables.
Cooper’s projects include the upcoming feature film "Nine Eleven" (starring
Charlie Sheen, Whoopie Goldberg), the recent Open Road theatrical hit about icon
Steve Jobs – “Jobs” (starring Ashton
Kutcher, Josh Gad), the animated feature "BLING" (with
Taylor Kitsch, Jon Heder, Jennette McCurdy), the graphic comic comedic thriller "Bad
Kids of Crestview High" (starring Gina Gershon, Sean Astin, Drake Bell), eOne Entertainment/DirecTV's
hit TV drama "Rogue" (Richard Schiff, Thandie
Newton, Cole Hauser) and the polyromantic comedy "You Me Her" (Greg Poehler, Rachel Blanchard), Primary Wave's comedys "Loudermilk" (Peter Farelly director) and "Hit The Road"
(starring Jason Alexander), Dennis Quaid’s thriller “Beneath The Darkness,” the Raging Bull prequel/sequel “The Bronx Bull,” the animated film “Spark” (with Susan Sarandon, Hilary Swank, Patrick Stewart) the Documentaries "Locker
Room Addiction" and "Bourbontucky," and the Audience Music series (for AT&T's Audience Network) that includes concert programming
by Sheryl Crow, Korn, Taylor Swift, Panic At The Disco, Neon Trees and many more.
Cooper's client network
as a Music Supervisor and Film Music Strategist includes companies such as DirecTV-AT&T/Audience
Network, Sunset Pictures, Momentum Entertainment, Vitamin A Films, eOne Entertainment, Primary
Wave Entertainment, Geffen Playhouse; Additionally, he has become a specialist
in writing/creating original songs and hit song covers, producing new recordings with actors and artists including:
Dennis Quaid, Katie Holmes, Jason Alexander, Cheyenne Jackson, Joey Lawrence, Kay Panabaker, Victoria Justice, Amy Grant,
Bret Michaels, Weezer's Brian Bell, Dylan McDonald, Kyle Massey/Chris Massey, Devon Werkheiser, Alex Aiono, others…
Full credits can be found at on IMDB, with past project highlights including director Christian
Sesma’s “Shoot The Hero” (WB; Jason
Mewes, Danny Trejo, Nick Turturro) and “I’m Not Like That No More” (Paul Rodriguez, Felipe Esparza), thirteen television specials for Viacom’s MTVNetworks, Showtime’s
award winning documentary “Annie: Life After Tomorrow,”
MGM’s “Deal” (Burt Reynolds, Jennifer
Tilly), SONY SPE’s “The Prince & The Pauper”
(with Disney’s Cole & Dylan Sprouse), First Look/Showtime’s “Stiletto” (Tom Berenger, Tom Sizemore), the Bobby Moresco-directed “The
Kings Of Appletown” (Cole & Dylan Sprouse), MGM’s “All’s Faire In Love” (Christina Ricci, Cedric The Entertainer),
the John Gotti inspired feature film “At The Sinatra Club” (Warner/Tricoast / Jason Gedrick, Michael Nouri), the Gil Cates Jr. directed dark comedy “Lucky” (Colin Hanks, Ari Graynor; Phase 4 Films), and Image Entertainment’s
Sean Faris action packed “Freerunner.
Originally from the
northeast, Cooper began formal musical training at age 4, earned a music scholarship at Arizona State University, majoring
in Business Management and Theater, culminating in a B.B.A. (Music Industry emphasis) from Belmont University. His formal
music industry career began in Nashville at Bobby Goldsboro’s House of Gold Music and Eddie Rabbit’s Briarpatch/DebDave
Music companies, forging an artist-oriented independent publishing vision of the music business, and continuing that path
as the Creative Director for Lenono Music, the publishing company of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Hitting Los Angeles in
the mid 1980’s: As Managing Director of Lippman Kahane Entertainment, he helped rep management music clients such as
George Michael, Melissa Manchester and Megadeth, and solidified global co-ventures for the firm (w/ EMI Music, Warner/Chappell
Music and Polygram Records). Working with LKE’s roster brought Cooper into the film music world, moving on to
head the Film/TV Music Department for Motown’s Jobete Music (catalogs of Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, etc.).
During this time, Cooper wrote and produced songs for various films as well as network TV themes (CBS’s “Major
Dad,” FOX”s “Glory Days,” NBC’s “Sister Kate”). The early 1990’s marked
a return to Nashville, helping to kick start careers for artists such as Sony’s superstar duo Montgomery-Gentry.
Relocating once again to the west coast, Cooper served as a strategic manager for companies expanding into the Film/Music
arena, including eMusic.com, ARTISTdirect.com, classical label Cala Records, the Jim Croce catalogue, and Rick Wakeman of
Cooper continues to focus on his integrated approach, fulfilling a director's vision and protecting a producer's parameters... completed
in compliance within distributor quality control standards.