Zane Lowe's move to Apple Beats One #nailedit

Mar 08, 2015, 06:56 PM

Months before Apple's radio station was announced, as Today Programme producer, I set up a discussion with industry experts to work out what he might be up. We got it spot on!!

Andrea Leonelli (editor of Digital Music Trends) and Louise Golbey (musician) discuss. Zane Lowe has presented his final show for BBC Radio 1 today after 12 years with the station – he’s leaving to join Apple's growing team of music industry A-listers, which also includes Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. It hasn’t yet been confirmed what Lowe’s role will be there, but Apple may be planning stepping up their iTunes Radio model – it is one of many large technology brands who are increasingly eyeing up streaming as an area of business. Is the company preparing to increase its already powerful grip on the record business?

First broadcast on Today, BBC Radio 4 (06.03.2015)