Tips Industries Limited has announced the appointment of Hari Nair as its new Chief Executive Officer.
With 25 years of experience, including two decades in the music industry, Hari’s arrival is set to bolster TIPS’ leadership and revenue growth efforts. This move is aimed at enhancing the company’s music distribution capabilities and exploring new avenues for music monetization in an evolving digital landscape within India’s entertainment industry.
Kumar Taurani, Managing Director of Tips Industries Limited, expressed his enthusiasm about the appointment, stating, “We are delighted to welcome Hari as our Chief Executive Officer. With his extensive experience spanning various facets of the music industry, including music distribution, digital business, and performance rights management, Hari’s addition to our core team positions us for increased revenues and continued value delivery to our shareholders.”
Hari Nair, in response to his new role, shared, “I am thrilled to join the TIPS team. Leading an organization renowned for its enduring presence in the music industry and its strategic content acquisition approach is an honor. TIPS has successfully navigated India’s dynamic digital landscape, and I am humbled and excited to be a part of its ambitious journey.”
Hari Nair’s career has been marked by significant achievements, including leading music partnerships and licensing for ByteDance in the South Asia region. He played a pivotal role in launching ByteDance’s music streaming service, Resso, in India. He also contributed to various popular apps such as TikTok and Helo.
Additionally, Hari assumed a broader role in the Middle East, Africa, Turkey, and South Asia for the Artist Services division at TikTok, overseeing the launch of SoundOn, a music distribution service, and managing business operations and support for local artists and music labels. His journey in the music industry began with ‘Soundbuzz,’ Asia’s first online music store, later acquired by Motorola, after which he transitioned into the IT services sector.