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Why I Hate the Music Industry

February 23, 9:00 am-10:00 am

TU students and Tulsa community are invited to join the School of Art, Design & Art History to hear from Ted Cohen, nationally recognized music industry executive, and TU’s Music Industry Professional-in-Residence Corey Taylor II for this “fireside chat” on all things wrong in the music industry.

Ted Cohen Bio:
Known throughout entertainment and technology as a super connector, media technology evangelist and futurist, Ted Cohen is the Managing Partner of TAG Strategic, a digital entertainment technology consultancy based in Los Angeles. Ted previously served 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 music subscription 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.com, 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 America, and on the board of Mouse.org, an innovative computer literacy program. In 2013, Ted received the NARM Presidential Award, previously awarded to Ahmet Ertegun & Dick Clark, among others.
Ted continually looks for the next innovative technology and his next challenge, he really loves his life.


February 23
9:00 am-10:00 am
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School of Art, Design, and Art History
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Meinig Recital Hall
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Lorton Performance Center
550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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