Original press release
- Savage brings 15 years of experience working for music streaming services and building successful music tech businesses
- Tuned Global’s rapid growth will be enhanced by Savage’s experience with music data analytics and AI
- Savage joins recently appointed Rick Gleave (SVP EMEA & MENA) in London to strengthen Tuned Global’s UK operations
Tuned Global, the leading B2B streaming technology specialist, has welcomed Hazel Savage, Music Intelligence VP at SoundCloud, as a non-executive board member.
As Tuned Global continues to cement its position as the leading global streaming specialist, Savage’s arrival will offer an independent perspective on decisions around strategy, governance and future technology direction. UK-based Savage will primarily focus on supporting growth across EMEA, US and APAC territories.
With 15 years of experience working for streaming services and music tech companies, including as CEO and Co-founder of fast-growing AI company Musiio, Savage brings a wealth of knowledge to Tuned Global. Following roles at Shazam, Pandora, Universal and HMV, she founded Musiio in 2018, which would later be acquired by SoundCloud in 2022 to bolster the music platform’s discovery capabilities. Savage’s constant thirst to innovate and champion emerging technology has seen her build a stellar reputation in a male-dominated sector – and she continues to speak and educate catalogue owners about the value of artificial intelligence integration at conferences across the globe.
Earlier this year, Tuned Global and Musiio announced that they will merge their music streaming and AI-powered tech. Click here to read.
Savage’s appointment to the Tuned Global board builds on a successful relationship, having already partnered together on many client projects such as GMM Grammy’s Plern streaming service, Reactional Music and Rehegoo, and being fans of each other’s work.
The addition of Savage comes after the recent appointment of Rick Gleave in the UK, as SVP Head of Europe & MENA, plus the expansion of the Tuned Global team in Europe.
Commented Savage: “I am very excited and honoured to join the Tuned Global board. That they would select its first independent director as a female tech founder shows this business’s forward-thinking. I’ve always had a great working relationship with the Tuned Global team, and I can’t wait to bring what I’ve learnt throughout my career to the business as it enters its expansion phase into new markets and the launch of meaningful services in the metaverse”.
“We’re delighted that Hazel is joining our board at a very exciting time for the company. Her expertise and unbeatable industry knowledge will prove vital to Tuned Global as we continue to scale and grow the business in new markets.”
— Con Raso, MD and co-founder, Tuned Global.
Will Deane, Tuned Global chairman and managing director of Exto Partners, said: “It’s been hugely rewarding to watch Tuned Global’s fast growth over the past few years. I look forward to working with Hazel and I’ve no doubt her expertise and experience in growing a data-focussed company can help Tuned Global’s focus on creating the world’s best streaming technology and delivering the most exceptional customer experience.”
About Tuned Global
Tuned Global is the leading provider of B2B streaming technology solutions, powering some of the world’s most successful streaming services. They offer a one-stop shop for all your music, audio and video streaming needs, providing white-label streaming apps, streaming service APIs, music content delivery and licensor reporting. The company’s web3-ready technology can also be used in the metaverse to create immersive music experiences.
Tuned Global tech has been used by some of the biggest names in music, fitness, gaming, media, telco and beyond, including the UFC, Line Music, Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Sony Music, True Digital Group, Pizza Hut, GMM Grammy, FanLabel and Psycle. Soon the company will announce a multitude of new deals.