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Audio Network Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

LONDON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

- Ian Ousey, Former CFO of Fremantle Media Group, Joins Audio Network - 

- Juliette Squair Promoted to Chief Strategy Officer - 

- Chris Blakeston Promoted to Chief Operating Officer - 

Audio Network, the international music company specialising in music for film, television and video, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Ousey as its new CFO. In addition, the company has looked in-house to further strengthen its senior management team. Juliette Squair, currently Group Managing Director, will assume the position of Chief Strategy Officer, whilst Chris Blakeston, Deputy Managing Director, will take on the role of Chief Operating Officer.

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Ousey, previously CFO of Fremantle Media Group, will play a major part in achieving Audio Network's vision to continue to accelerate the growth of its core business. Bringing on board his extensive experience in the television and media industry, he will head up the finance team, as well as collaborate across other departments to develop and implement plans to continue the company's international expansion.

Ian Ousey comments: "I am delighted to join this wonderful company and strong management team. It's an exciting time to join the company as it embarks upon the next stage of development in its core business and into new areas."

Robert Hurst, CEO and Co-founder adds: "Ian's extensive global CFO experience and his complementary skills will facilitate a reshaping of the Executive Management Team. In addition, the well-deserved promotions of Juliette and Chris reflect the contribution that they have both made to the success of Audio Network to date and the impact that they will both have in their new roles in the next phase of our development."

Audio Network's new senior management line-up signifies the company's determination to expand and develop its vision whilst retaining the innovative and creative force behind the company's success.

In addition to supplying original scoring, audio branding, sound design services and working as creative partners alongside over 500 renowned composers, Audio Network now has interests and operations in multiple territories, worldwide.

Listed as one of the UK's fastest growing companies in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100; 2011, 2012 and 2013 and the Sunday Times Profit Track 100, 2013, Audio Network has also received the Queen's Award for Enterprise for both Innovation (Technology), 2008 and International Trade, 2012.

About Audio Network:

With a catalogue of well over 70,000 original music tracks, Audio Network offers a complete music solution by cutting through the traditionally complex and costly processes of licensing music.  All high quality tracks are pre-cleared for multiple formats, for the world, forever through their website at http://www.audionetwork.com

This approach allows producers to make content for international distribution, emerging platforms and new media without the need to go through the complicated and expensive process of clearing individual tracks or re-versioning productions. The company supplies music to some major international media clients, including BBC, HBO, MSN, MTV Networks, National Geographic, Ogilvy, and Endemol. 

Audio Network owns the rights to their extensive catalogue which covers a full range of music styles from large scale orchestral to hip hop and from country to rock.  This high quality music is created by its team of established international composers and recorded by major orchestras and artistes including The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Dame Evelyn Glennie OBE and the late Sir John Dankworth CBE. 

The company has grown its composer team, music catalogue and revenue from its music services every year since its incorporation in 2001 at an average Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in excess of 40% per annum.

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