CLUBHOUSE, APRIL 6
MediaTech Ventures' Ted Cohen joins Dan “Steiny” Steinberg, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Through much of his career, Cohen stood at the increasingly busy crossroads between music and technology, and his resume includes senior roles at Phillips Media, where he helped to produce CD-i Music titles, and later serving as the company’s Vice President of Music.
As well, Cohen held senior roles at EMI, first as VP of New Media and was subsequently promoted to SVP of Digital Development & Distribution, overseeing the label’s digital initiatives, including establishing consumer distribution partnerships, as well as asset management and the digital delivery processes.
He has also provided his expertise as a digital music and media consultant to numerous high-profile companies, including Liquid Audio, Napster, Microsoft, Amplified, Universal Studios, Rioport, Amazon, Wherehouse Music, Dreamworks Records and music.com, among others.
Dan Steinberg, co-founder of Emporium Presents and host of Promoter 101, started producing club shows at the Mercury Café in Denver at the age of sixteen. In 1993, Dan founded 2B Announced Presents as a concert promoter, and after college he relocated to Seattle at the tail end of 2002 promoting under the name Dan Steinberg Presents, later rebranded as Square Peg Concerts in October 2004. In June of 2015, Square Peg merged with Jason Zink’s Sherpa Concerts taking on the name Emporium Presents and producing live events all over the United States and Canada. In October of 2018, Live Nation acquired the majority stake in Emporium Presents, with Steinberg and Zink staying on as presidents of the company.
Dan was nominated as Independent Promoter of the Year in 2003, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Pollstar, and yes, it's true that his actual Twitter handle is @TheJew.
Emporium Presents promotes all forms of live entertainment, with past highlights including shows with Luke Bryan, Jason Mraz, Straight No Chaser, Kris Kristofferson, Daniel Tosh, The Scorpions, Keith Urban, Indigo Girls, Trailer Park Boys, Tedeschi Trucks Band, PJ Masks, John Prine, The Avett Brothers, Dream Theater, Eric Church, Dolly Parton, The Black Keys, Godsmack, BB King, Home Free, and Cheech and Chong.