Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers Is Now Head of iTunes Radio…

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Apple’s $3 billion Beats acquisition has been great for some and not so great for others. Universal Music made $404 million from the deal. Meanwhile, 200 Beats employees are about to lose their jobs.

The acquisition has been a pretty sweet deal for Beats executives, who are now Apple executives.

Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers is adding “Head of iTunes Radio” to his resume, according to a recent Wall Street Journal Report. Rogers will simultaneously run both (competing) music services in an attempt “to create cohesion.


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8 Responses

  1. TuneHunter

    Let’s convert Radio, including iTunesRadio and streaming too to simple digital music stores!
    Just fire Shazam the mooch then hire Shazam as a cashier of new music industry!

  2. Wilis

    Welcome to the beginning of the end of your career, Ian.

  3. Sequenz_

    “The acquisition is been a pretty sweet deal for Beats executives, who are now Apple executives.”

    “Is been”? Seriously?

  4. ZMO

    Cohesion and competing in the same sentence? Uh, yeah…that won’t work.

  5. Question Mark

    Does anyone know what Rogers actually does/did that’s worthy of recognition? None of his positions seem to have resulted in any remarkable achievements. Except for the ability to land a new job.

    But I could be wrong. Anyone?

    • Paul Resnikoff

      Well, he was the CEO of Beats Music, which as part of Beats overall got acquired for several billion. Is that not enough?

      • Hmm Guy

        Well it means he was certainly lucky. Clearly, Iovine was in charge there and Ian did not create the value.