Art and Entertainment Panel
Rob Schwartz, CEO/Founder of WHOMAG Multimedia, LLC, lives on the border of the cutting edge technology and the multi-angled world of music/entertainment media. Two of his TV shows (DMTV and WHO?MAG TV) both reach 500,000,000 households each worldwide on broadcast, satellite, and OTT. He TV programs have interviewed over 2,000 celebrities including Pitbull, Big Sean, Public Enemy, George Clinton, Run DMC, Kaskade, Ferry Corsten, Wyclef, and many others. His TV network, iFame TV, is one of the fastest growing independent music networks and exclusively airs the legendary music programs “Dancin’ On Air” and “Dance Party USA” which includes lost performances by Madonna, Duran Duran, Tupac, Gangstarr, Heavy D, Stevie Wonder, and more.
He also brought back the legendary dance show “Dancin’ On Air” which recently ran on Fuse TV nationwide, in which he was the director, editor, music supervisor, and post production supervisor. Rob is also an award winning director/producer/editor. Some of his awards include “Best Documentary” for his hip hop documentary at the Pocono Mt Film Fest, BET.com Award for “Best Female Video”, an “Award of Excellence” for Best TV Commercial, and many others. He was also a producer and music supervisor on the hit movie “Living Will” released by Lion’s Gate which was Ryan Dunn’s (from Jackass) last movie before his untimely death and featured Bam Margera as well. He also produced movies with Jwoww (Jersey Shore), a national commercial with Jordin Sparks, and over 30 music videos.
Rob also owns WHOMAG Distribution, a music distribution company through Sony Orchard with 250 artists signed to him including Just-Ice & KRS-One, Kool Keith, Keith Murray, Anita Ward, and many more including two #1 Billboard albums. Besides music, Rob has spent 10 years in the financial world (1999-2009) in Risk Management helping companies like Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, and JP Morgan save millions of dollars per year. He also has spoken at many music festivals, conferences, and entertainment based engagements including Seoul Korea (at the world’s largest World Peace Conference to over 50,000 people), Caroline’s in NYC (multiple times), IMC Awards (PA), Elm City Music fest (CT), Howard University (DC) Liberty Fest (PA), and many others.