Montreal, September 6, 2017 – Stingray a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider, today announced the promotion of Patrick Binette to director, content and programming.
Mr. Binette joined Stingray in 2009 and quickly advanced to the role of programming manager, Stingray concerts & music videos. In his new role as director, content and programming, he will manage a team of 100 music programmers; oversee the programming of all Stingray services including multiplatform audio channels, music video channels, and karaoke products; and lead Stingray’s outreach initiatives with artists and labels, with a special emphasis on promoting Canadian talent.
Mr. Binette has over 20 years of experience in the music industry. He has held the position of director of music programming at MusiquePlus and has worked in the promotions and marketing departments of major music labels including A&M, Polygram, and Universal.
“The expertise of our music curation team has always been key to Stingray’s success,” said Mathieu Péloquin, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communication of Stingray. “Patrick’s contribution to the caliber of Stingray’s programming has been instrumental to our notoriety as the leading provider of expertly curated multiplatform music services. I am confident that in his new role, his commitment to quality content curation, his encyclopedic music knowledge, and his faultless reputation within the music industry will allow us to continue to deliver music services of the highest quality to our clients worldwide.”
“My career objective has always been to connect artists and audiences,” said Patrick Binette, Director, Content and Programming of Stingray. “The diversity of Stingray services offers artists a tremendous showcase to reach music lovers at every moment of the day. With our dedicated content team, I plan on building even stronger relations with artists and labels, and confirming Stingray’s position as the global benchmark for curated music services.”
Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 400 million pay TV subscribers (or households) in 156 countries. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray’s products include the following leading digital music and video services: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray iConcerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray DJAZZ, Stingray Music Videos, Stingray Lite TV, Stingray Ambiance, Stingray Karaoke, Festival 4K, and Classica. Stingray also offers various business solutions, including music and digital display-based solutions, through its Stingray Business division. Stingray is headquartered in Montreal and currently has over 350 employees worldwide, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Israel, Australia, Singapore, and South Korea. Stingray was recognized in 2013 and 2014 as a finalist in the Top 50 of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50TM list, and figures amongst PROFIT magazine’s fastest-growing Canadian companies. In 2016, Stingray was awarded best IR for an IPO at the IR Magazine Awards – Canada. For more information, please visit www.stingray.com
For more detailed information, please contact:
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
514-664-1244, ext. 2362