Press releasesApril 9, 2015
Stingray, the world leading provider of music products and services, today announced the appointment of Stephen Tapp as Senior Vice President, Business Development. Mr. Tapp brings to Stingray over 25 years of experience building and operating profitable subscriber and advertiser supported businesses, creating branded channel partnerships and establishing content licensing deals.
In his new position, Mr. Tapp will oversee relationships with record labels and the music industry in addition to being responsible for global and domestic business development.
“We are thrilled to welcome Stephen as part of Stingray’s management team as he brings extensive experience and expertise in the media and entertainment industry,” said Eric Boyko, President and CEO of Stingray. “Stephen’s reputation and exceptional track record are second to none and will play a crucial role in our drive for global expansion.”
“This is an exciting time to be joining Stingray,” declared Stephen Tapp. “Stingray is uniquely positioned for international growth thanks to its partnerships with some of the biggest players in the industry, an impressive range of products and innovative technologies. I look forward to working closely with Stingray employees and executives in the development of strategies that build on these strengths.”
Mr.Tapp has been at the forefront of several successful media company launches in Canada, such as XM Satellite Radio, Viewer’s Choice Canada, Pay Per View and TSN. Additionally, he oversaw the international channel partnerships for Citytv and MuchMusic. More recently, he founded Hercules Media Group Inc., a company that specializes in providing advisory services and investment in digital television, online and mobile media and marketing.
Stingray is the leading multi-platform music service provider in the world, with more than 110 million subscribers in 111 countries around the globe. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, the company’s commercial entities include the following leading digital music and video services: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Music Videos, Stingray Lite TV, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. The company also offers various business solutions, including music and digital display-based solutions through its Stingray Business division.
Owned by Telesystem, Novacap and Boyko Investment Corporation, Stingray is headquartered in Montreal and currently has over 200 employees in offices across Canada, as well as employees in offices located in Los Angeles, Miami, London, Amsterdam, Toronto and Tel Aviv. The company was recognized in 2013 and 2014 as a finalist in the Top 50 of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50MC list, and figures amongst PROFIT magazine’s fastest growing Canadian companies. For more information, please visit www.stingray.com.
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