Apple Music promotes Ryan Newman to Head of Editorial UK & Ireland

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What you need to know

  • Apple has a new Head of Editorial UK & Ireland.
  • The company has promoted Ryan Newman to the position.
  • Newman replaces Austin Daboh who left for Atlantic UK.

Apple Music has a new Head of Editorial in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Reported by Billboard, Apple has promoted Ryan Newman to Head of Editorial UK & Ireland. Newman replaces Austin Daboh, who left Apple Music to join Atlantic Records UK in an Executive Vice President role.

Prior to his new role, Newman served as a Music Manager and Head of Artist Relations at the company. He has been with Apple since 2018. Austin Daboh shared his congratulations to Newman today on Twitter:

Daboh's new role at Atlantic UK will involve signing and developing domestic artists as well as working with the label in the United States on other initiatives.

"Daboh's move to a major label was announced early Tuesday. In his new role as Atlantic UK executive vp, he'll sign and develop domestic artists, while working work with his U.S. counterparts to "break the label's black music roster in the UK," according to a press release."

According to the report, Newman's new responsibilities will include overseeing the "playlist ecosystem" and working on marketing for the service.

"The head of editorial oversees the streaming platform's playlist ecosystem and various marketing initiatives. Newman reports to George Ergatoudis, head of music at Apple Music UK. Prior to joining Apple, Newman spent 11 years at BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, rising from a team assistant to music editor."

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.