30 January, 2015, London: CueSongs, the one-stop music licensing hub for online and digital media, is delighted to announce Christina Vaughan is taking up the position of CEO from the 1st of February.
Christina Vaughan joins CueSongs from award-winning Image Source, the leading independent image agency, which specialises in trend-driven stock imagery for inspiring communications, where as Founder and Chief Executive, she positioned Image Source at the forefront of the stock image revolution creating the leading global platform for distribution of premium royalty free imagery. Christina will remain as Chairman of Image Source but will relinquish day to day operations of the business to Anthony Harris, who becomes Image Sourceâs CEO.
As the new CEO of Cue Songs, Christina Vaughan will oversee the initial deployment and beta testing of the new CuePro platform, which last year won the Technology Strategy Board competition, receiving a substantial grant to develop its âFrictionless Music Licensing for Online Broadcastâ.
Ed Averdieck, co-founder of CueSongs together with musician and music pioneer Peter Gabriel, moves up into the role of Chairman. Ed comments on the appointment: âWe got to know Christina Vaughan when we agreed to partner with Image Source in September 2013, and we have since had a very positive working relationship both with her and with Image Source.â
âChristina is the perfect person to lead and direct the commercial strategy of CueSongs at this new and exciting period of time. She understands the business of licensing premium content, developing global platforms and working with products and services for the benefit of both content creator and distributor. I am delighted to pass the executive baton to Christina at a time when CueSongs is uniquely positioned for growth as the online video market explodes and consumers acknowledge the value of high quality music in a commercial environment, which our new platform CuePro is poised to deliver onâ, Averdieck continues.
Christina Vaughan, CEO of CueSongs, says: âAt a time huge change in both the video and music licensing industry, I recognise the pioneering spirit of CueSongs and that it is an idea whose time has come. The business model is based on solid pillars of team excellence and premium content and I realise the huge opportunity ahead of CueSongs as it pushes forward with its new frictionless commerce platform. Over the past 20 years, micro-licensing has transformed the stock photography industry and the music licensing industry is now similarly positioned for a paradigm-shift.â
âI am very excited to be joining CueSongs at this pivotal time, and I look forward to drive and contribute to the global acceleration of the business. Image Source will always remain close to my heart and I know under Anthonyâs executive leadership, it will continue to be at the forefront of premium photography,â Vaughan concludes.