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TouchTunes' Phil Cohn Will Be AMOA-New York's Man Of The Year

Posted On: 3/8/2016

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TAGS: AMOA-New York Man of the Year, Amusement and Music Owners Association of New York, Phil Cohn, AMOA-NY's Jukebox Artist of the Year Award, Ken Goldberg, Emerson Amusement Co., Allen Weisberg, jukebox, coin machine, coin-op news, photo booth, Danny Frank

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Phil Cohn
NEW YORK CITY -- The Amusement and Music Owners Association of New York has selected TouchTunes' Phil Cohn as its 2016 Man of the Year. An event honoring Cohn will be held in New York City on May 10 in conjunction with AMOA-NY's Jukebox Artist of the Year Award.

"AMOA-NY's tribute to Phil Cohn is our way of showing respect to a dynamic executive at one of the leading global digital media and jukebox companies," said AMOA-NY president Ken Goldberg, Emerson Amusement Co. (Woodside, NY). "Phil is highly regarded in the industry and is dedicated to the economic development concerns of operators. His strong work ethic, high sense of integrity, and commitment to the industry has made him an integral part of TouchTunes' success."

TouchTunes' in-venue interactive music and entertainment platform operates in more than 71,000 bars and restaurants in North America and Europe. Its jukeboxes are installed and serviced by independent vending operators. TouchTunes' mobile app, which allows patrons to purchase songs for play on jukeboxes, has reportedly been downloaded more than five million times. The company is headquartered in New York City, where Cohn is based, and has offices in Chicago, Montreal and London.

Cohn joined TouchTunes in September 2011 as senior vice-president of sales. After spending four years building sales and partnerships with operators and distributors, he was promoted to executive vice-president of sales and corporate marketing in October 2015. "We are proud of our strong relationships with our network of more than 2,500 jukebox operators," he said.

Prior to joining TouchTunes, Cohn was senior vice-president of sales and marketing of D&M Holdings Inc., which designs, manufactures and markets audio, video and other media equipment. He had also worked at Samsung and Sony, holding the post of sales director at both electronics concerns.

Cohn is now part of an exclusive group of amusement and jukebox industry entrepreneurs who have been honored by the New York association in recent years. They are Rick Kirby, Robert Geschine and Kevin Fritz of Betson Enterprises, along with Firestone Financial Corp.'s David Cohen, AMI Entertainment's Michael Maas, Raw Thrills' Eugene Jarvis and Tricorp Amusements' Chuck Peitz. Last year's honoree was one of AMOA-NY's own, Allen Weisberg, who is the founder of Greenvale, NY-based Apple Industries, an international photobooth manufacturer. | SEE STORY

Alongside Cohn's accolade, the association will present the 5th annual New York Jukebox Artist of Year Award. Past recipients are Peter Yarrow (2012), Dionne Warwick (2013), Judy Collins (2014) and the Stylistics (2015). AMOA-NY executive director Danny Frank would not reveal the name of this year's jukebox artist honoree, whose identity is kept under wraps until the award presentation.

AMOA-NY will hold its awards dinner at Ben & Jack's Steakhouse, which is expected to have a record-breaking turnout. The Tuesday, May 10, program runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information and ticket sales, contact Danny Frank at (212) 279-1041 or dannyfrank@comcast.net.