Apple Music poaches Radio 1Xtra editor Ryan Newman

“Apple Music has hired one of BBC radio’s key editorial music executives in the UK, MBW understands,” Music Business Worldwide reports.

“Ryan Newman was previously Editor of 1Xtra – the BBC’s flagship hip-hop and grime radio station,” MBW reports. “In that role, he devised and implemented music strategy at the network, shaping its musical direction.”

MBW reports, “Now, he joins Apple Music/Beats 1 at a time when hip-hop’s stock is at an all-time high amongst the streaming services.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s putting their foot to the metal… er, grime on their way past soon-to-be-also-ran Spotify!

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1 Comment

  1. When Beats1 clearly isn’t working, and it’s basically populated by ex-BBC Radio 1 staff (who all presided over mass audience decline, incidentally), why continue to hire in your own image, when it clearly isn’t working? Eh, Kat?

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