WHAT IS EDGE MUSIC NETWORK?
WHAT IS EDGE MUSIC NETWORK?
With Edge Music Network, it’s easy to find the right music videos for every moment – on your phone, your computer, your tablet and more.
EMN's video library is constantly growing. So whether you’re feeling like working out, partying or relaxing, the right music videos are always right before your eyes. Choose what you want to watch, or let EMN's playlists surprise you.
Soon you can also become a VIP member for free to earn rewards for watching videos, browse through the music collections of friends, artists and celebrities, or create your own playlists and just sit back.
Edge Music Network connects fans across almost every popular outlet including wireless and online devices. With features designed from the ground up with one principal idea -make connecting with music easier for fans - EMN engages audiences not only by watching and listening, but also interactively as they support their favorite music by sharing channels on social media. Channels, perks, even favorite charity causes can be tagged and shared on social media so that the EMN VIP user can share the visual music legacy they're building even as they see it, hear it, and most importantly, live it.
Hear it. See it. Live it... On Edge Music Network! Subscribe or watch for free.
Edge Music Network, A New Channel for Music, is designed to connect fans with their favorite bands across the world. Edge Music Network connects fans across almost every popular outlet including broadcast, wireless and online devices. Our content is uploaded and formatted for the latest technologies to deliver HD sound and video. Interactive features like the Music Capsule, an interactive timeline, enable artist discovery like never before. With every feature being built from the ground up to connect fans and music, the channel engages audiences to not only watch and listen, but also participate and support their favorite bands. Backed by industry veterans, this platform delivers a complete solution for labels, artists and venues to generate new forms of revenue. Before Edge Music Network, Friday night might have been a few hours of music television, Pandora and a pizza... and label executives adjusting their revenue forecasts down. With Edge Music Network, our fan is at the show and connected to their favorite artist and friends around the globe, sharing the latest updates about the scene. EMN helps the artists, labels and executives maintain industry stability through our automated ad and subscription payout formula. We keep the artist, labels, managers, venues and content providers in the "know" and in full control of their brand to keep their fans engaged!
Elizabeth Vargas started her career at Cornish College of the Arts where she studied Jazz Vocal and Music theory. After attending Cornish, she attended Bellevue University where she studied International Business and media technology; during which time she founded a music theatre production and was successful during every show. After Bellevue University, Elizabeth continued pursuing music media, but in order to learn how mobile technology worked, she started working for Caretools Software, a company specializing in template-based mobile charting systems that integrated into physician PMS systems. There, Elizabeth was in charge of Beta Testing, integration, quality control and marketing. After Caretools, Elizabeth founded her company Visual Media Innovation Inc, which is currently her parent company for media production and all her projects. Under Visual Media Innovations Inc. she led numerous productions and worked for a number of companies as a contractor/ consultant. Simultaneously, she learned about television production and syndication through Good Time Golf, a ladies golf television series. Soon after she became a major investor and was responsible for the show's syndication with IMG media in NYC. Elizabeth was also an integral part of hosting and producing the final product for distribution into syndication. Elizabeth then went on to her passion – music – and landed a job working for Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp hosting and promoting, interviewing, and working with digital media. During this time Elizabeth interviewed countless major artists including Slash, Vince Neil, Joe Walsh, Nick Mason, and Jack Bruce, to name a few, who all believe in her vision and are backing her all the way! Elizabeth has also hosted numerous red carpets for music related events and is completely engulfed in the Digital Music Media distribution and promotion.
Derek is an extremely goal-oriented Project Manager and a proficient Technology Executive with over 25 years of experience behind him. He has worked for large companies such as Yahoo, Inc, CBS/ Viacom, Realtor.com and AAA. He prides himself in being a top-tier manager who focuses on efficiency and productivity, due to the fact that he has worked in the trenches for years as well as managed some of the greatest IT teams in the industry. He received his first Microsoft certification in 1998 and has not stopped learning the latest technologies since. He is also a part of many networking groups as well as a public speaker and corporate trainer for large organizations.
Katie Phillips graduated Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles with a BFA in Communication Arts. She has over a decade of experience in the areas of illustration, graphic design and apparel graphics. As an avid music lover, she goes to shows almost once a week. Katie co-founded Squeeze Art Collective in Long Beach, CA. There, she not only helps organize, curate and direct gallery shows, but shows her own work. She works with many local artists and is a major proponent for community involvement, arts education and giving local artists a chance to showcase their work in group shows.
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Ted Hoover, CPA, MBA, obtained his CPA from PricewaterhouseCoopers where he worked with a broad range of clients in multiple industries. Before opening the Newport Beach office of Padgett Business Services, Mr. Hoover was a financial executive in private industry. He specializes in developing business strategies, financial reporting and asset management, and tax planning and preparation. His MBA is from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Investor / Business Advisor
Bernt Bodal joined American Seafood’s Group as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in January 2000. From 1990 to 1998, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Seafood’s Group’s predecessor companies, American Seafood’s Company and Resource Group International (ASC/RGI). Under his leadership, ASC/RGI engaged in a strategic reorganization of its United States, Russian and South American seafood operations, resulting in annual sales increasing from $90 million to $425 million. Mr. Bodal also was instrumental in the 1997 creation of the Pacific Whiting Cooperative – an arrangement that rationalized the Pacific Whiting fishery – and forcefully advocated for the passage of the American Fisheries Act of 1998, legislation that began a new era of fisheries management in the United States. American Seafood’s is one of the largest integrated seafood companies in the U.S.
John Paul DeJoria
Investor / Partner
John Paul DeJoria is a co-founder and current CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems, a company he grew from a $700 start-up to a $900 million a year hair care empire. He is also the owner of Patron Spirits Company and JP Selects, an online marketplace for products made with uncompromising principles. Mr. DeJoria is a well-respected businessman, environmentalist and philanthropist with countless accolades. He has donated millions of dollars in the form of cash, products and services to myriad non-profit organizations in the healthcare, social services and environmental protection sectors. Mr. DeJoria joined the Edge Music Network team in 2012 as an investor-partner; and he will be instrumental in EMN’s growth in many ways.
Eric Sherman is Executive Vice President of Business Development for Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment. A 25-year veteran of the music and media business, Sherman is charged with creating new business opportunities in general entertainment, music, television and new media for the company while also overseeing the career of his client, Steven Tyler. Prior to joining XIX, Sherman was President of the management firm and record label 10th Street Entertainment and 11/7 Music, whose roster included Motley Crue, Blondie and Buckcherry. He began his career in television spending 20 years at Viacom working in a variety of capacities including affiliate sales (negotiating distribution agreements with cable operators and satellite companies) and developing and operating cable channels including MTV2 and VH1 Classic. Sherman also spent two years as President of Fuse, the nationally distributed music channel owned by Madison Square Garden. He also serves as an advisor to many companies, including The Meredith Corporation, Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, Edge Music Network and Travel Leaders. He won an Emmy Award as Executive Producer of the documentary "Motley Crue, the Road to MSG".
John Petrocelli is regarded as a leader in the digital media industry with a deep and vast knowledge of the digital distribution of premium content and the digital media ecosystem. John has been instrumental in his career in helping major media companies establish optimal strategies to both distribute and monetize their content for over 12 years. These companies and brands include: NBA, NHL, NBC/Universal, Discovery, YouTube/Google, American Express, Nokia, VEVO, MTV, 19 Entertainment, EMI, Universal Music Group, Microsoft and music icon/Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Prince.
John Petrocelli, is currently Vice President of Sales and Business Development of AEG Digital Media, the digital media services division of AEG - the world’s largest investor in entertainment and sports facilities; the world’s largest presenter of live sports and entertainment events; world’s largest owner of sports teams and sports events; owner of the world’s most profitable sports and entertainment venues; and reaches billions of people each year through its facilities, events, music, theater, festivals, sports, films and media assets.
Matthew D. Latimer
Corporate Counsel Secretary
Matthew D. Latimer has served as outside General Counsel of Edge Music Network since 2011. From 2004 to the present, Mr. Latimer has served as the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of American Seafood’s Group, one of the largest seafood companies in the United States, where he is responsible for all legal and regulatory matters. Prior to joining American Seafood’s, Mr. Latimer was Of Counsel at Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle, Washington, where his practice focused on representing early-stage and public companies in connection with venture capital, initial public offering, debt financing, commercial, and merger and acquisition transactions. He has also practiced law at Cooley Godward LLP in Kirkland, Washington, where he primarily represented early-stage technology companies in formation, financing and business development transactions. Mr. Latimer obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington in 1995 and B.A. in Chinese from Brigham Young University in 1991. He speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese and has served on the Board of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society since 2009.
Jeff Liebenson represents online and mobile distributors of digital entertainment. He previously was Chief Legal/Business Affairs Executive for BMG Entertainment International overseeing music, video, videogame and internet activities in 53 countries. He was responsible for the legal/business affairs of a sports cable television network operated by Rainbow Programming, the joint venture of NBC and Cablevision. Jeff is the President of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers.
Scott Holmes is co-Founder and President of United Future, a WDCW company, based in Culver City, CA. United Future provides interactive marketing communications and user-experience design & application development for a global business environment. Scott is a visionary with broad and deep experience in technology, retail, entertainment and marketing. United Future’s roster of clients include: Microsoft, Jaguar, Sony, ESPN, T-Mobile, Epson, Alaska Airlines, Holland America and Yokohama Tire. Prior to United Future, Scott was SVP of marketing & business development at MRM Partners, a McCann Worldwide company. His retail and entertainment background was instrumental in growing the organization into a top 10 digital agency. Scott was recently named, "2012 Mobile Ambassador" by the Mobile Excellence Awards, and active member of the New Media Peer Group for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmys.org). He has contributed to several start-ups and is a board advisor to the non-profit Vitamin Angels.