• Ian Rogers from Beats Music to Run iTunes Radio

    As the deal between Apple and Beats Electronics was officially finalized recently, former Beats employees’ positions are getting finalized as well. According to the Wall Street Journal, CEO of Beats Music Ian Rogers, will be taking over Apple’s iTunes Radio streaming service. It has been reported that Rogers will be under the SVP of Internet Software and Services , Eddy Cue, and therefore will be reporting back to him.

    Rogers, a former Yahoo executive, will run both teams to create cohesion in Apple’s streaming-music options, according to the people familiar with the matter. Pandora and Spotify, the two-biggest streaming music services, each offer both a free ad-supported service and a subscription-based service.
    Before the deal was confirmed 100%, rumors were going around saying Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine would be part of the Apple team, once the Cupertino-based company acquired the electronics company. It is still unclear as to what roles the two would be taking at Apple, but reports are saying Iovine may take part in the iTunes department and work on marketing and deal opportunities.

    Beats officially shut down its online store once the acquisition was confirmed and was publicly welcomed by Apple on the website. Reports claim that employees from departments of finance, human resources, and others, totaling approximately 200 employees are transitioning to Cupertino.

    Source: Wall Street Journal
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