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 bad golf game or old softball heroics or comtemplating getting back on
the tennis court, passing through another frustrating Cowboys season, or being excited for the
coming Red Sox 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 recent projects include
the Open Road theatrical hit about icon Steve Jobs – “Jobs” (starring Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad),
the animated feature "Almost Heroes" (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 tv series "Rogue" (Richard Schiff, Thandie Newton, Cole Hauser), DirecTV’s original
series “Full Circle” (Season 2: Rita Wilson, Stacy Keatch, Eric McCormack; Season 1: Ally Sheedy,
Minka Kelly, Billy Campbell), 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 upcoming eOne/DirecTV series "You Me Her."
His client network includes companies such as Sunset Pictures, Mythic Films,
Momentum Entertainment, Vitamin A Films, eOne Entertainment and DirecTV/Audience Network; 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.
Cooper 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, 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…
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.