Veteran Apple exec Oliver Schusser stepped up to take charge of Apple Music in April 2018. Now he’s adding another of the company’s music-related businesses to his role. From the end of this month, Schusser will also be the head of Beats, with that company’s president Luke Wood stepping down.
“In the last year, Luke Wood told me about his desire to do something new. I appreciated the heads up so that it allowed us to plan for this transition,” Apple’s services boss Eddy Cue told staff in a note, reported by CNET. “Since taking on the Apple Music business a little over a year ago, Apple Music has achieved steady growth under Oliver’s leadership. He’s passionate about music and the Beats brand. He’s equally passionate about building a strong, collaborative culture with his team.” Cue also made a point of noting that Apple is “committed to the Beats brand and the importance of maintaining its role firmly in the music portfolio”.
In separate news, the web version of Apple Music appears to have come out of beta: MacRumors spotted that the beta.music.apple.com URL that launched last September now redirects to a non-beta address.