Apple Poaches Zane Lowe from BBC Radio 1

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Apple has poached BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe. His last show will air on March 5th. Lowe will then be moving to the U.S. to join Apple. He has been with the BBC since 2003.

Lowe hosted Radio 1’s new music show and was responsible for choosing the station’s “hottest record in the world”. He joins Apple at an opportune moment: the company is now tooling its new Beats Music/iTunes streaming service, and desperately trying to catch up with streaming giants like Spotify, YouTube, and Pandora.  It seems likely that Lowe will handle curation for Apple.

Annie Mac will take over Lowe’s weekday new music radio show. She will continue to host a Friday night show.


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4 Responses

    • Anonymous

      it’s easy to see what they are doing…

      they are the takin over the world crew, heck, spin the pussy cat dolls takin over the world and there you go, takin over da clizzub, apple is in bed with the stealin aint enough la familia…


      music has gone full big east and anyone that doesnt join their team gets the full f job, awesomer…


  1. Remi Swierczek

    Possibly Apple listens to my notes and is ready to convert Radio and streaming to $100B music store!


    Then I am afraid dead-Beats deal has set them on Ek’s proven business model (with some diamonds) and the industry will culminate in 2025 as $20B mud paddle.

  2. FarePlay

    Apple bashers, lot’s of um. Where else are musicians and songwriters going to make a few bucks from the mainstream audience who doesn’t know what Bandcamp is instead of a few pennies? Who knows they may even stay in the paid download business and see if they can make a go of it.

    These are smart guys and if their goal was to beat Spotify at the streaming game, they would have done that by now.