As senior vice president of digital development & distribution for EMI Music, Ted Cohen oversees worldwide digital business development for this "big four" record company, which includes labels such as Capitol, Virgin, Angel/Blue Note, Parlophone and Chrysalis. Under Cohen's guidance, EMI has led the industry with its initiatives in new technologies and new business models.
In addition to seeking out, evaluating and executing business opportunities for the company, Cohen serves as both a strategist and key decision-maker for EMI's global new media and anti-piracy efforts. He has worked to establish company-wide digital policies, which have provided EMI's artists and labels with a substantial advantage in the digital music arena.
Cohen co-founded and served as chairman of the groundbreaking Webnoize conferences. He currently chairs MidemNet, an international music/technology conference convened in Cannes each year.
Additionally, Cohen consulted for clients such as Amazon.com, Microsoft, Universal Studios New Media, DreamWorks Records, Liquid Audio, Wherehouse Records/Checkout.com and various other entertainment, technology and new media organizations. Cohen also held senior management positions at both Warner Bros. Records and Philips Media.
A 30-year industry veteran, Cohen serves with the board of directors for the Neil Bogart Memorial Fund, co-chairs the new media arm of the T.J. Martell Foundation and lends his time and talents to music & technology education efforts such as the Grammy In The Schools Program.
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