Nick Turner is a digital media entrepreneur and executive.
Until recently, he was Senior Vice President of Digital Media at Relativity Media, one of the most successful movie production and financing companies in Hollywood (Social Network, The Fighter, Immortals, Limitless, Mamma Mia, The 300, Act Of Valor, Mirror Mirror) where he oversaw a team dedicated to building sustainable digital platforms for Relativity and redefining the way movies can be marketed, programmed and distributed.
Before joining Relativity Media, he consulted with VEVO, now the Web's largest video sites, where he oversaw much of the marketing, branding and programming for launch.
A former musician, record company executive, Hollywood studio executive and early web pioneer, he
has a wide ranging experience in all aspects of online and traditional marketing, social media, e-commerce, online advertising, content programming and the application of new technologies that allow content owners and marketers to leverage the digital economy.
Nick Turner has been a technology innovator since late '94 when he pioneered the first live video concert broadcast by a band on the Internet and organized the first video 'fan conference' with members of the classic rock band, The Doors.
launched Rocktropolis in early '95, one of the web's earliest music websites, 'a virtual Rock n' Roll city in cyberspace,' that received significant media attention and new media awards.
sold Rocktropolis to N2K in late '96, who quickly went public and began selling the first 99 cent digital singles in '1997!
In '99 he joined ARTISTdirect, a pioneering online music company to develop online commerce, data marketing and new media opportunities for 125 of the world's most successful music artists including the Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Beastie Boys, Beck, Eminem and many others.
went public in early 2000.
ran day-to day-operations for ARTISTdirect
from 2003, transforming the property into an advertising supported content site, and building a substantial network of music sites that made it the #2 trafficked music network on the Web after Yahoo Music.
He later joined Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter, as SVP Business Development and Artist Acquisition, signing major artists including The Jonas Brothers and Jay Z as part of a strategy to generate new revenue streams for major artists.