Apple Hires BBC Radio DJ Zane Lowe, Joining iTunes Radio Efforts
According to a report from the BBC News, DJ Zane Lowe will be leaving the BBC Radio to join Apple next month. Lowe has been in charge of BBC Radio 1’s popular evening music show for over a decade. After announcing his departure, Lowe said:
“I want to thank everyone at Radio 1 for their support and friendship. The station has allowed me to share incredible music with the country’s best music fans.”
Lowe has won a number of awards for his radio show and other work over the years. He was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for his role in writing and producing Sam Smith’s album “In The Lonely Hour.”
Lowe has not officially stated what his role at Apple will involve. However, several reports indicate that he will be involved in the company’s iTunes Radio streaming music service. At some point, it is expected that his role will include more that iTunes Radio.
Apple is reportedly working towards a revamp of Beats Music, which the company acquired last year. Lowe could very well be involved in this project, as well as the efforts to make several changes to iTunes. The company is reportedly working on incorporating Beats Music into the iTunes brand and integrating it with iOS and OS X.
[via The Loop]