Apple hires the UK’s largest radio DJ to assist increase its music service

Apple hires the UK's biggest radio DJ to help boost its music service

Whereas Apple reportedly has “a whole lot” of staff working to construct the fabled “Apple Automotive,” the corporate can also be busy integrating its Beats acquisition into iTunes. We might not have to attend too lengthy to see fruits of that union, however earlier than we do, Apple is buying expertise to make sure the launch will get off to a superb begin. The UK’s largest radio DJ, Zane Lowe, as we speak confirmed that after 12 years on the BBC’s Radio 1 station, he is abandoning Britain for the sunnier skies of Cupertino.

Zane, who will broadcast his last present on March fifth, is famend for championing new music and was instrumental within the rise of massive UK acts just like the Arctic Monkeys, Adele and Ed Sheeran. He is additionally carried out numerous interviews with a number of the largest names in music, together with Jay Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Chris Martin and producer Rick Rubin.

Not a lot is understood concerning the New Zealander’s new place at Apple, aside from that he’ll assist to construct the corporate’s iTunes Radio/Beats Music merchandise. Nevertheless, given his shut relationship with artists and information of the worldwide music scene, it is easy to take a position that the radio DJ might assist curate playlists for Apple’s “new” music service and proceed conducting interviews with the artists featured inside them.

[Picture credit score: Chris Thompson, Flickr]

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