UK DJ Zane Lowe to leave BBC Radio 1 for Apple

“Zane Lowe, the BBC Radio 1 DJ, is to leave the network after 11 years for a job with Apple’s new iTunes radio service,” Ben Lawrence reports for The Telegraph.

“The 41-year-old New Zealander, who had a knack for promoting emergent talent on the airwaves (including the Arctic Monkeys, Adele and Ed Sheeran),” Lawrence reports, “will present his final show on the BBC on March 5. He will then move to America to take up his position at Apple.”

Lawrence reports, “Apple’s new service will incorporate Beats Music, the streaming service set up by Dr Dre, which the company bought last year for $3bn (£1.9bn).”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: This is a rather disjointed report, conflating iTunes Radio with the forthcoming “iTunes Music” (née Beats Music) subscription service, but you get the gist.


  1. I wonder if this could really be a competitor to Sirius/XM Radio, with shows hosted by real people, some all-music channels a la Pandora, etc. Perhaps all forms of radio reimagined and available on the Beats Music app . . . .

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