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It seems that Apple Music has missed a beat today, with key executive Ian Rogers reportedly leaving the company, according to the Financial Times.
The music streaming service signed up 11 million users to its free trial in the first four weeks of its launch at the end of June. Spotify, meanwhile, claims 75 million active users, and Pandora has about 80 million.
Rogers was instrumental in crafting Apple’s online radio strategy, joining the company last year when it acquired Beats in a $3 billion deal. The timing of the departure is unexpected, coming only two months after Apple launched its Beats 1 radio service.
He is going to work for a Europe-based company in an unrelated industry, the FT said. Apple has reportedly confirmed the move to the newspaper.
Earlier this month, the company refuted claims that almost 50 percent of Apple Music users had stopped using the service.
We’ve reached out to Apple for comment, and will update you if we hear back.
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