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Google considering backing new Lyor Cohen venture

By | Published on Friday 25 October 2013

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Google is amongst the companies backing the new music venture from former Warner Music recorded music boss Lyor Cohen, according to the New York Post.

As previously reported, Cohen departed the Warner music company somewhat suddenly just over a year ago, with rumours immediately circulating that he would launch his own label and management firm.

And reports suggest that, once Cohen’s non-compete obligations are up with Warner, he will do just that, though he will likely retain good relations with his former employer through a distribution deal with the major.

Cohen has been in talks with various possible backers for the new venture for sometime. It’s not yet entirely clear what Google’s interest would be, nor whether any deal would include a content partnership as well as a cash investment.

It is now thought the former Warner man will make some formal announcement about his new venture before the year is out.