“Bloomberg reported this morning that Trent Reznor, of Nine Inch Nails fame, will help ‘oversee’ a completely overhauled version of Apple Music, Cupertino’s Spotify-like streaming music service, that’s set to debut at WWDC in June,” Nicholas Deleon writes for Motherboard.
“If there’s anyone whose extensive experience with digital music can help guide Apple’s streaming efforts (and it could use all the help it can get, beset as it is with a confusing user interface and so-so features like the Connect social hub), it’s Reznor, who was an active participant in the early digital music scene when record labels were still afraid of the likes of The Pirate Bay and long before Spotify taught people to embrace streaming,” Deleon writes. “Reznor first joined Apple as part of the $3 billion acquisition of Beats, but his digital music chops date back to 2007.”
Deleon writes, “Simply put, Reznor possess one of the keenest minds when it comes to how fans consume digital music, and that kind of knowhow is exactly what Apple Music needs to stand out from the pack.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, the second time’s the charm. We’re tired of Apple’s disjointed Apple Music conglomeration.
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