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New York Times Veteran Tristan Boutros Joins ASCAP as Chief Technology Officer

Tristan Boutros, former chief of operations at New York Times, has joined performing rights organization ASCAP as chief technology officer.

Tristan Boutros, former chief of operations at New York Times, is joining performing rights organization ASCAP as chief technology officer.

In his new position based in New York, Boutros will lead ASCAP’s technology strategy, working with the Digital Product, Data Strategy and Operations teams on global IT systems and infrastructure to support the organization’s cloud strategy. He’ll report to executive vice president and COO Brian Roberts.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tristan to the ASCAP team. 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,” said ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews. “His experience helping top organizations achieve their technology goals make him the perfect person for this role.” 


Prior to joining New York Times, Boutros served as senior vp of technology and business process at Warner Music Group, and has also held senior technology roles at Blackberry and IAC

Adds Boutros: “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 is the latest to join a growing list of ASCAP executives with deep backgrounds in the digital sphere, including evp, chief strategy & digital officer Alice Kim and Tony Dunaif, evp and head of international affairs. Recently, ASCAP announced a new partnership with fellow performing rights organization BMI to work together on a single database of musical works, an effort to boost transparency in licensing.