HypeBot: EMI’s Digital Guru Ted Cohen Exits

May 31, 2006

One of the few guys in power at the majors who understood the realities of the new music industry is exiting the executive suite. EMI’s VP of New Media Ted Cohen is hanging out his own shingle as a consultant.

During his time there Cohen urged EMI to become the first major music company to make its repertoire available to the early digital music services as well as allow downloaders to “own” permanent copies of songs, transfer songs to portable players and make copies to blank CDs.

An fixture at music industry and tech conferences worldwide, Cohen was never afraid to offer an educated opinion as to where he thought the industry and related technologies were headed. As a founding partner of TAG Strategic, Cohen will help companies like Gibson Musical Instruments thrive in the new online environment.


Posted by Ted • Wednesday, May 31, 2006 .