(CelebrityAccess) — Performance rights organization ASCAP has named former New York Times digital executive Tristan Boutros as Chief Technology Officer.
Based at ASCAP's New York offices, Tristan will help to realize ASCAP's cloud strategy, including developing the PRO's API offerings, which are increasingly important as the recorded music landscape becomes dominated by digital.
Tristan joins a growing list of experienced digital execs at ASCAP that includes EVP, Chief Strategy & Digital Officer Alice Kim; EVP and Head of International Affairs Tony Dunaif; SVP, Digital Product, Dena Fletcher; SVP Administration Services Lisa Selden; and SVP Strategy & Business Development Mark Sperling.
Tristan joins ASCAP from the New York Times, where he served as Chief of Operations, while he helped to oversee the transition to a digital-facing news organization. Prior to New York Times, Tristan spent three years as Senior Vice President, Technology, and Business Process at Warner Music Group.
"I am excited to have the chance to create an incredibly robust platform at ASCAP, developing the tools and experiences that further empower our members and licensees; and change the way they work, communicate, and receive payment," said new CTO, Tristan Boutros. "I look forward to working with the whole team at ASCAP to bring this future to our members, and to unlock new capabilities for all of us."