Road Warrior: Lyor Cohen

How Warner Music's CEO of recorded music takes his act on tour.

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If you think you're cool, you have nothing on Lyor Cohen. As CEO of recorded music at Warner Music Group, he oversees acts like Metallica, Cee Lo Green, Kid Rock, and Muse. He's credited with bringing hip-hop to the masses, working with Russell Simmons in the '80s on acts like Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys, and helping launch the career of Jay-Z. Oh, and he's dating fashion powerhouse Tory Burch and pals around with the likes of Kanye West and LeBron James. Yet Cohen, 52, is a business traveler just like any other, jetting mainly between New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, and London. We caught up with him to download his rules for the road.


By Leigh Gallagher, assistant managing editor @FortuneMagazine - Last updated December 02 2011: 2:20 PM ET
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