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