Zane Lowe, one of BBC Radio’s most popular music personalities, is set to leave the British broadcasting firm in March, to take a still unnamed position at Apple.
Zane Lowe, who has helmed BBC Radio 1’s widely-praised evening show since 2003, will sign off on March 5, according to the BBC. Lowe is known as a musical tastemaker and is credited with jumpstarting the careers of artists like Adele and Gnarls Barkley by featuring them on his show.
The award-winning Lower was a 2015 GRAMMY nominee for his work producing Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour album.
While it hasn’t been publicly announced what role Lowe will take on at Apple, The Guardian reports he will be involved in the company’s iTunes Radio streaming music service.
With Apple reportedly revamping the Beats Music service, Lowe could play a hand in curating music there. Apple has placed a high degree on music curation for the service, following their deal to grab Beats Electronics and the accompanying music streaming service.