Ian Rogers has resigned from Apple just two months after the company launched its new music streaming service, according to FT sources. The Apple Music executive joined Apple last year after the acquisition of Beats was complete, leading the charge to get Beats 1 off the ground, hiring former BBC radio DJ Zane Lowe and preparing for the global launch.
From the FT report:
"News of his departure caught colleagues off guard. He is leaving the west coast to work for a Europe-based company in an unrelated industry, people familiar with the situation said. Apple confirmed that Mr Rogers was leaving the company but declined to comment further."
Previously the CEO of Beats, Rogers' departure from Apple was somewhat unexpected, but it will be interesting to see what's on the horizon for the former Apple exec, as well as how Apple Music will be represented by retention figures (for paying customers) later this year.