Hot on the heels of his departure from Apple, it has been announced that former Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers will be joining French luxury firm LVMH as their Chief Digital Officer.
So here are the details: Rogers will leave California and move to Paris, where he will be chief digital officer at LVMH, the holding company behind iconic luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Bvlgari.
Prior to the LVMH job, Rogers has spent his entire life working in digital music: He started out helping the Beastie Boys get online, ran Yahoo Music for a while, and was CEO of Beats Music before Apple acquired the company in 2014. At Apple, he helped the company retool Beats Music into Apple Music, and focused in particular on Beats1 online music.
Last week’s announcement of Rogers’ departure from Apple mentioned he would be joining a “Europe-based company in an unrelated industry.” Rogers will reportedly be using his experience in the digital space to promote the brands of the company, including Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, TAG Heuer, and Bvlgari.
Rogers was originally with Beats, and came along for the ride when Apple bought Beats Electronics and Beats Music in a $3 billion deal last year. During his time at Apple, he oversaw the launch of the Beats 1 radio station, and was instrumental in luring JD Zane Lowe away from the BBC to anchor the new station.