A Proper Appointment: Ginny Cooper joins Proper Music Distribution
- Move strengthens Proper’s classical distribution arm
- Former New Arts International manager brings the Australian Eloquence label, plus premier German label MDG with her to new role
- Cooper also currently vice chair of BPI Classical Committee
London:- Proper Music Group is boosting its successful Classical and Jazz division with the appointment of prominent classical music figure Ginny Cooper.
A respected name in the classical music industry, Cooper is also vice chair of the BPI’s Classical Committee and sits on the selection board for the Music Export Growth Scheme. Drawing on her considerable experience, Cooper will assume the role of classical label manager within Proper Note, the classical and jazz division at Proper Music Distribution.
She joins Proper from Dutch company New Arts International, where she was UK sales & marketing manager. Other past roles include UK managing director of Codaex Distribution, and positions at EMI Records and Chandos Records.
The move sees Cooper bring a host of key classical labels with her such as historical opera label Gala, premier German label MDG and the Australian Eloquence label, whose reputation for producing top quality recordings is well known. She will also continue to be the main point of contact for all New Arts labels that she currently works with.
They join Proper’s existing roster of high quality classical labels such as ECM and Avie. In addition, Cooper will take on a new business development role aimed at strengthening Proper’s leading position in the distribution of classical music in the UK.
Commenting on her new role, Cooper said: "This is an exciting opportunity for me to build on the solid foundations and influence that Proper has established in the music industry, and to be part of its great sales and marketing team who are dedicated and passionate about the music they represent."
Proper Music Distribution MD Drew Hill added: "We're delighted to have someone as well respected as Ginny joining us at this exciting time of growth. Her experience within the genre puts us firmly at the forefront of classical music distribution in the UK.”
About Proper Music Distribution
Since 1988 Proper Music Distribution has grown to become the largest totally independent distributor in the UK with annual sales of over £25 million. In recent years it has been a frequent winner of the coveted ‘Music Week Awards – Best Distribution Team’.
Proper is renowned for having the knowledge, experience and personal service demanded of an independent specialist coupled with the reach and power of a major.
Incorporating UK physical distribution, a worldwide digital service, a label services division and comprehensive international export networks, Proper delivers all music formats in the widest possible market.
The Proper team effortlessly handles new releases and catalogue titles from many of the world’s finest independent labels working across all genres including Alternative, Americana, Blues, Classical, Electronic, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Reggae, Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Urban, and World.
It is a subsidiary company of Proper Music Group Limited.
February 20, 2015 9:20am ET by Name PR