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 currently filming"Lamborghini"(Alec Baldwin; directed by Bobby Moresco), the
true story film "The Royal" (about the life of baseball star/criminal justice advocate
Willie Mays Aikens), Grandave's feature "7th & Union" (Omar Chaparro, Felipe Esparza),
Ambi Entertainment’s crime thriller “Bent” (Andy
Garcia, Sofia Vergara), the LA gang/peace ture story of "California Love," "Nine Eleven" (Charlie Sheen, Whoopie Goldberg), the recent Open Road theatrical hit about icon Steve Jobs – “Jobs” (Ashton
Kutcher, Josh Gad), the animated feature "Bling" (Taylor
Kitsch, Jon Heder, Jennette McCurdy), the graphic comic thriller "Bad
Kids of Crestview High" (Gina Gershon, Sean Astin, Drake Bell), The Geffen Playhouse production “Thom Pain” (Rainn Wilson), Entertainment One's/DirecTV
hit TV drama "Rogue" (Richard Schiff, Thandie
Newton, Cole Hauser) and the polyromantic comedy "You Me Her" (Greg
Poehler, Rachel Blanchard), AT&T’s Peter Farrelly created comedy series "Loudermilk" (Ron Livingston), Dennis Quaid’s thriller film “Beneath The Darkness,” the Raging
Bull prequel/sequel “The Bronx Bull,” the
animated film “Spark” (with Susan Sarandon,
Hilary Swank, Patrick Stewart), the Documentaries “My Fighting
Season,” “The Volunteers,” and "Locker
Room Addiction," and the Audience Music series
(for AT&T's Audience Network) that includes concert programming by Sheryl Crow, Korn, Taylor Swift, Machine Gun Kelly,
Imagine Dragons, Foo Fighters 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, Ambi Entertainment, Vitamin A Films, America Salutes You charities, eOne Entertainment, Mythic Films
and The 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, Ralph Hemecker’s Warner Bros. hit series “Witchblade,” 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), Primary Wave/DirecTV’s comedy series “Hit
The Road” (Jason Alexander), 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, Bernie Taupin and
Megadeth, and solidified global co-ventures for the firm with 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 and 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 again to the west coast, Cooper served as strategic manager for clients expanding
into the Film/Music arena, including eMusic.com, ARTISTdirect.com, rock superstar Slaughter, the Jim Croce catalogue, and
Rick Wakeman of Yes.
continues to focus on his integrated approach:
Fulfilling A Director's Vision And Protecting A Producer's Parameters...
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