Online music service provider MusicNet has tapped Cris Pierry as VP of product development.

Online music service provider MusicNet has tapped Cris Pierry as VP of product development.

Pierry, who is based in Seattle, will lead MusicNet's platform development, manage the technology team and execute launches for new distribution partners, reporting to executive VP/COO Ellie Hirschhorn.

A nine-year veteran of Microsoft who worked on the Windows Media Player, Pierry also has experience in the mobile and wireless industries. He was chief product officer at Action Engine and most recently was co-founder and CEO of communications software company Wilgrid.

MusicNet provides back-end digital music services to distribution partners that include AOL, Virgin and Cflix.