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Ian Rogers’ next stop is luxury brand-owner LVMH

What could tempt former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers away from his berth at Apple? Yesterday, the destination of the outgoing executive was revealed: French luxury brand-owner LVMH, which counts Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Hennessy,...
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Ian Rogers on Beats 1 and Apple Music launch times; Sonos integration coming

Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine have dominated all the interviews and public discussions around Apple Music and Beats 1. Ian Rogers is a key part of that team but has been silent – until now. He has written a short blog ahead...
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Departures: Twitter’s Bob Moczydlowsky and UMG’s David Ring

Twitter’s head of music Bob Moczydlowsky is leaving the company, 17 months after joining from Topspin. “I’m ending my time at Twitter in a few weeks. I’ve loved every day of it, and will miss our great team. 
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Reports predict layoffs for Beats, but Rogers and Reznor tipped to stay

Apple may have won EC approval of its $3bn Beats acquisition, but the deal hasn’t actually closed yet – it’s expected to this quarter, assuming various lawsuits filed since it was announced don’t prove...
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Beats Music holds off on new registrations, claiming heavy demand

Beats Music is a new, much-hyped music service available as a free app in the US with a seven-day trial, so it's unsurprisingly getting a heavy demand from day one.
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Beats Music boss on frictionless Facebook sharing: ‘Turn that shit off’

An insight into the upcoming Beats Music service: it won't be pumping details of every track users play to Facebook.
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Beats hires Topspin’s Ian Rogers as CEO for Daisy streaming music service

Last year, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor revealed he was working with Beats on a streaming music service called Daisy, to launch in 2013. Now it has a CEO: Ian Rogers. Yes, that Ian Rogers, poached from his current...
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Topspin boss denies D2C is a ‘rich band’s game’

Do you have to be an established, well-funded act to make the most of direct-to-consumer platforms like Topspin? Coverage recently has focused on the popularity of more expensive physical products being sold by bands using...
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Topspin’s Ian Rogers pitches content registry as alternative to SOPA/PIPA

With the proposed SOPA and PIPA legislation now on ice in the US, what next? Topspin's Ian Rogers has published a guest post on Hypebot with his own suggestion: "A content registry where copyright holders can express the...
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Liveblog: Topspin’s Ian Rogers kicks off Midem’s Visionary Monday

Saddle up. We’re here for Midem’s Visionary Monday strand, for the longest sustained bout of liveblogging in Music Ally’s history. Only laptop battery life can hold us back today… The sessions are...
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Topspin boss: ”Nothing secretive or shady going on here”

We reported on Topspin's new website earlier this week, and the somewhat negative comments on the company's business model posted on a Hypebot story about the news.
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Topspin relaunches website to explain service

Topspin CEO Ian Rogers has been a high-profile speaker at numerous music biz conferences in the last year or so, and we've reported on some of the artists the company works with on digital marketing and direct sales.