ASCAP hires new chief technology officer

ASCAP announced that Tristan Boutros has joined the performing rights organization as its chief technology officer. In this role, he will lead ASCAP’s technology strategy and execution, guiding projects such as elastic computing, cloud tech, and the API roadmap. Boutros most recently worked as chief of operations at The New York Times, with prior work at Warner Music Group, BlackBerry, and IAC.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tristan to the ASCAP team,” ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews said. “He brings a unique combination of the understanding of third party technology solutions available in the market as a complement to his technical expertise in building internal solutions. His experience helping top organizations achieve their technology goals make him the perfect person for this role.”

“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,” Boutros said. “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.”

Anna Washenko