UK-based Savage will primarily focus on supporting growth across EMEA, US and APAC territories.
Tuned Global says that Savage’s arrival “will offer an independent perspective on decisions around strategy, governance and future technology direction”.
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.
The firm was acquired by SoundCloud in 2022 to bolster the music platform’s discovery capabilities.
Tuned Global says that Savage’s appointment to its board builds on a successful existing relationship, having already worked together on various client projects.
Some of those projects include Thailand’s first localized streaming app, Plern from the market’s largest media and entertainment conglomerate, GMM Grammy, as well as music for games tech firm Reactional Music and Music services provider Rehegoo Music Group.
Tuned Global integrated technology from Musiio into its API back in March.
Founded in 2011, Tuned Global runs offices in Australia, the UK and the US. The company helps telcos, brands, enterprises and startups globally launch, run and grow a music streaming service or project.
Tuned Global has previously worked on custom apps for the likes of Warner Music Group (on a custom Ed Sheeran app), and Universal Music Group and Pizza Hut, and its technology also powers the UFC Ultimate Sounds app in the US, and Deedo, a Pan-African streaming service in Europe and Africa.
Elsewhere, Tuned Global announced earlier this year that it’s powering a custom-made children’s streaming service called Gabb Music in the US from mobile technology firm Gabb Wireless.
The company is also active in the fitness industry.
“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.”
Said 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.”
Con Raso, Tuned Global
Con Raso, MD and Co-founder, Tuned Global added: “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.”
“It’s been hugely rewarding to watch Tuned Global’s fast growth over the past few years.”
Will Deane, Tuned Global Chairman / Exto Partners
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.”
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