is a proven senior level executive and entrepreneur with over twenty years experience in front line leadership positions that bridge the entertainment and new media industries.Turner has been a noted professional recording musician, artist manager, record producer, new media pioneer, record label marketing executive as well as charity event creator and fundraiser.
An innovator in the web and wireless space, utilizing these new technologies in new and exciting ways, he
has extensive expertise is guiding companies through the transition from the analog to digital world. Currently, Turner is Executive Vice President at ARTISTdirect, a major online music company that is currently the fourth largest music network on the Internet visited by some thirteen million music fans per month. In the last ten years, Turner held Vice President and Senior Vice President positions, that entailed numerous high impact marketing and revenue driving executive leadership positions with pioneering companies that included his own company, Rocktropolis, as well as N2K/CD Now, ARTISTdirect and the charity driven media company, The Mindset.Turner has been a key contributor on the executive teams that raised some $300 million combined in successful IPOs and private investment, and built his own wholly owned business operation starting from zero revenue to a successful sale with a valuation of several million dollars in cash and stock.
Co-founder of a new cause driven, media and marketing company, The Mindset, Turner
is working as Executive Producer in partnership with Yoko Ono and Amnesty International
to develop a John Lennon Imagine project, that involves various traditional and non traditional initiatives; a CD of John Lennon tracks by major artists, a download program in partnership with Microsoft's
new digital distribution platform, a possible New York concert at Madison Square Garden, an unprecedented global text messaging campaign in partnership with many of the worlds largest mobile phone companies and other various new media initiatives, all to raise money for Amnesty International's
global mission to protect human rights.
...Turner was a management associate of legendary artist manager Miles Copeland with a roster that included Sting and The Police, Belinda Carlisle and Squeeze and at ARTISTdirect worked closely on developing pioneering, online marketing and e-commerce platforms for artists including The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Metallica, Eminem, NSYNC, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and 120 more of the world's premier acts.