New home for Apple Music exec Ian Rogers is French luxury giant LVMH

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited September 2015
Former Apple Music executive Ian Rogers is reportedly headed to a new role at French luxury multinational LVMH -- a firm with which Apple has some connections.




In his new role, Rogers will serve as LVMH's chief digital officer, Re/code said on Tuesday. LVMH controls many of the world's biggest luxury brands, from Dom Perignon, Dior, and Louis Vuitton through to Bvlgari and Sephora.

In order to assume the role, Rogers will have to move from his current home in California to Paris, the report said.

Apple has previously recruited people from LVMH, specifically the sales director for watch brand TAG Heuer in July 2014. The hire was one of a series of high-profile additions during the development of the Apple Watch, as Apple looked to fill in gaps in its knowledge of the fashion and fitness worlds.

While at Apple, Rogers helped oversee the development of Beats 1. This included synthesizing the radio station's show lineup, and recruiting former BBC personality Zane Lowe as a lead DJ.

Apple confirmed Rogers' exit last week, but the company has said nothing else despite Rogers being a prominent component of the Apple Music team. It's unknown who, if anyone, might be taking over Rogers' duties.

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  • Reply 1 of 7
    noivadnoivad Posts: 186member
    This executive "poaching" %u2014 with executives switching for each other%u2019s companies %u2014 reminds me of professional sports%u2019 player trading.
  • Reply 2 of 7
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by noivad View Post



    This executive "poaching" %u2014 with executives switching for each other%u2019s companies %u2014 reminds me of professional sports%u2019 player trading.

    Or just people following what they think the best career and personal move for them, rather than some cultish loyalty to a certain brand...

  • Reply 3 of 7
    calicali Posts: 3,495member
    People should be under contract. Not being an a** but it makes sense. I'm not talking a decade but something like 1-2 years.

    Didn't the entire Siri team leave after Apple bought them?
  • Reply 4 of 7
    quinneyquinney Posts: 2,516member
    He wanted the employee discount on Dom
  • Reply 5 of 7
    asdasdasdasd Posts: 5,131member
    sog35 wrote: »
    and what about the workers who get laid off?  What about their contract?

    its business.  Apple could have forced him to stay, but why would you want a disgrunted worker?

    How could they have forced him to stay?
  • Reply 6 of 7
    At least he didn't jump ship to Alphabet or Pandora or Tidal...etc
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