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Bart Cools (NL)

Speaker (Warner Music Group)

Bart Cools is the Executive Vice President, Global A&R and Marketing, Dance Music for Warner Recorded Music.


He and his team oversee the roll out and marketing of Warner Music Group’s dance releases by artists such as David Guetta, Robin Schulz, A7S, Ofenbach and many more….


Since the Warner acquisition of Spinnin’ Records in 2017, Bart has worked closely with the team at Spinnin’, guiding and coordinating the interaction between Spinnin’ and Warner. He also oversees the new deal Warner Records closed with David Guetta, which covers catalogue and new music moving forward.


Bart started his career at EMI Belgium in 1991 in the Marketing and A&R department, after which he moved to London to work for Virgin Records in the International Marketing team, looking after amongst others, Massive Attack, Chemical Brothers … and the Spice Girls. From 2000 onwards Bart was the Managing Director of Virgin Belgium, EMI Switzerland and EMI Netherlands; and from 2008 he was the Executive Vice President Marketing (Europe and ROW) for EMI Records and later Parlophone.

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