Beats 1 Senior Director Ian Rogers Jumps Ship

Beats 1 Senior Director Ian Rogers Jumps Ship

Apple Music lead executive and former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers has left Apple, resigning a scant two months after the launch of the streaming music service. Apple confirmed Rogers’ departure to the Financial Times today.

Beats 1 Senior Director Ian Rogers Jumps Ship
Ian Rogers – Photo: FastCompany

Rogers, and other Beats executives, joined Apple last year when the Cupertino firm acquired Beats in a deal worth $3 billion. MacRumors notes that Rogers’ official title was Senior Director of Apple Music, a position he held since August 2014.

Rogers left Apple to join an as yet unnamed “Europe-based company in an unrelated industry” on the west coast. Rogers was instrumental in luring Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe away from BBC Radio.

Rogers, a music industry veteran, ran the music streaming service at Beats before it was acquired by Apple. Prior to that, he ran Topspin, a music service that helps artists interact with their fans.

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