Co-Founder/Head of Corporate Development, Mediatech Ventures
Known as “part connector/part evangelist/always a futurist,” Ted Cohen is Managing Partner of TAG Strategic, an LA-based digital entertainment consultancy. Additionally, Ted is Head of Corporate Development for Mediatech Ventures, the Austin-based VC/incubator/accelerator. Previously, as SVP-Digital for EMI Music, Cohen led global digital business development. Prior to EMI, Ted led Consulting Adults, its clients included Universal Studios, Qualcomm, Amazon, Microsoft and Napster. Cohen also held senior positions at both Warner Bros Records and Philips Electronics. A 40+ year digital entertainment industry veteran, Cohen created and chaired MidemNet and served on the Grammy National Trustee Board. Ted continually looks for the next innovative technology and his next challenge, he really loves his life.
It Isn’t Rocket Science (But the Right Skill Set WILL Get You Off the Launchpad!)
10/11/22, 6:00 PM
Twenty years ago, who you knew and who knew you were definitely a very important part of your music industry skillset; it definitely got you in the door. While that hasn’t significantly changed, it has become just as critical to have a working relationship with data analytics, social media trends, D2C marketing tools, APIs and blockchain-powered accounting and copyright platforms. To be an effective participant in the future of music, you need to expand your knowledge base. We have assembled a panel of music industry educators from New York University, Berklee College of Music and Belmont University who are creating and delivering an ever-evolving curriculum. We will be discussing where we are and where they believe we are heading.
Music Models for the Roaring ‘20s
10/12/21, 6:00 PM
Looking past hi-res audio and playlists at their fingertips, the music fan is currently enjoying a plethora of new discovery, experience and ownership tools and offerings, while the industry focuses on crafting solid financial models to insure their viability. We’ll address the following questions: What does a decentralized streaming platform look like? Will AR transform music discovery through sunglasses? Will blockchain protocols and NFTs provide artists with enhanced financial security or end up being as transitional as ringtones? The digital music industry continues to find its footing in an ever-shifting terrain – we will be sharing our views on where we feel it will land.