ASCAP Elevates Deepak Mohite to Chief Technology Officer



The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, has promoted Deepak Mohite to Chief Technology Officer (CTO), reporting jointly to ASCAP Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Matthews and to ASCAP EVP and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Brian Roberts. Mohite has been a transformative leader in ASCAP’s Global Technology Solutions (GTS) team, as SVP of Software Engineering and Architecture since 2019, where he has been instrumental in the successful execution of major tech projects and innovations at ASCAP.

“Deepak has been responsible for major tech initiatives at ASCAP that have ensured we are the best-in-class music rights management platform for music creators and licensees. The innovations he has implemented have helped us build a fast, flexible and efficient technology infrastructure that has streamlined our operations, made us more agile and set us up to continue to innovate for the future,” commented ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews.

ASCAP COO Brian Roberts added: “Deepak’s expertise in emerging technologies will ensure that ASCAP’s technology infrastructure is always evolving along with the businesses we serve. His strategic vision and guidance have helped to drive key technology enhancements at ASCAP, from the migration of our data platforms to the cloud, to critical enhancements to our cybersecurity and data protection, to building software that supports our web and mobile applications.”

ASCAP licenses more than 16 million songs and scores to businesses that use them, including radio and television stations, cable and satellite networks, streaming music services, concert venues, bars, restaurants and retail stores. It collects and processes data on trillions of music performances from its 700,000 music licensees and pays the licensing fees to its 875,000 members as royalties. In 2021, ASCAP collected $1.335 billion in revenue and paid out more than $1.254 billion in royalties to its songwriter, composer and publisher members.

Mohite will work in close partnership with ASCAP’s Digital Product and Data Strategy teams on the successful execution of ASCAP’s digital roadmap to offer the most elegant, cutting-edge and efficient technology experiences in support of ASCAP music creator and publisher members and its licensees.

Mohite joined ASCAP in 2018 as VP, Infrastructure & Platform Services Engineering, and in 2019, he was promoted to SVP, Software Engineering, Architecture and Quality Assurance. Mohite led ASCAP’s engineering teams in product delivery, setting vision and strategy for software that supports ASCAP’s customer-facing web and mobile applications.

He has over 20 years of technology experience ranging from infrastructure to application development. Mohite previously held senior technology roles at Tower Research Capital and The New York Times. He holds two master’s degrees and multiple product and technology certifications from MIT.

Source ASCAP

August 9, 2022 9:00am ET by Pressparty  

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