Ian Rogers To Leave Apple Music

Ian Rogers.

Ian Rogers

Ian Rogers–Apple executive and former CEO of Beats Music before its acquisition by Apple–is leaving the tech giant, according to confirmation from Billboard after a first report from the Financial Times.

Rogers was appointed as head of iTunes Radio in 2014. He was previously CEO of Topspin, which was acquired by Beats Music earlier that year. He was also general manager of Yahoo! Music.

“According to Financial Times sources, Rogers will be taking a job in Europe in an unrelated industry,” reports the national industry trade publication. “Rogers was key to the development of the popular Beats 1 radio, as well as drawing Beats 1’s leader Zane Lowe away from his position at the BBC (which caused a bit of a trickle-down effect).”

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