Ted Cohen

Managing Partner,
TAG Strategic

Los Angeles, CA, USA
@spinaltap

Known throughout entertainment and technology as “part connector/part evangelist,” Ted Cohen is currently the Managing Partner of TAG Strategic, a digital entertainment consultancy based in Los Angeles. Previously, as SVP-Digital for EMI Music, Cohen led global digital business development for this iconic label & was instrumental in crafting the licensing agreements upon which the iTunes Store and Rhapsody/ Napster services were built. During that time, EMI led the industry by embracing & exploiting new tech & business models such as digital downloads & streaming music subscriptions, wireless services, hi-definition audio & Internet radio. Prior to EMI, Cohen co-founded and Chaired the groundbreaking Webnoize conferences. Ted also led Consulting Adults, with clients such as Universal Studios, Amazon, Microsoft, DreamWorks Records, Liquid Audio and Napster. Cohen also had senior positions at both Warner Brothers & Philips Electronics. A 40+ year entertainment media industry veteran, Cohen conceived, created & chaired MidemNet and also served on the Grammy LA Board of Governors & Grammy National Trustee Board. Additionally, Cohen served as Chairman of Mobile Entertainment Forum Americas. He currently on the board of Mouse.org, an innovative computer literacy program,. Ted received the 2013 NARM Presidential Award, previously awarded to Ahmet Ertegun & Dick Clark, among others. Ted continually looks for the next innovative technology & his next challenge, he really loves his life.