Ted Cohen is an digital entertainment industry executive currently chair of MedemNet, board member of NARAS, National Trustee Board and currently co-chairs the Grammy Technology Committee, and co-founder of MediaTech Ventures. Having worked in senior management positions at EMI Music, Warner Bros. Records and Philips Media, he turned closer into technology in 2000 when he joined EMI as VP of New Media and was subsequently promoted to SVP of Digital Development & Distribution. During his tenure with EMI, Cohen worked in EMI’s digital initiatives, focusing on establishing consumer distribution partnerships, as well as asset management and the digital delivery processes. He was involved in negotiating the agreements for iTunes, Napster, and Rhapsody among 100+ digital licensing deals.
Cohen serves on the Board of Directors for the Neil Bogart Memorial Fund, Lyricfind.com, and Music.com, and works in the music and technology education programs the Grammy In The Schools Program and MusiCares. Cohen also served two terms as the Chairman of the Mobile Entertainment Forum Americas in 2006 and 2007.
On March 19, 2013, Cohen was selected as the recipient of music business association NARM’s Presidential Award for Sustained Industry Achievement.