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Published: 2014/06/01

Trent Reznor Leaves Beats Music

Following Apple’s purchase of Beats Electronics for $3 billion, USA Today is reporting that Beats Music chief creative officer Trent Reznor has left the company. The Nine Inch Nails frontman joined Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine early this year to launch Beats Music, the streaming service that curates material towards the user.

Reznor and Apple have had a contentious past, as the technology titans banned Nine Inch Nails’ The Downward Spiral app in 2009 due to their obscenity policy. Reznor lashed out with a long statement pointing out the contradictions to that policy.

USA Today also mentioned that Fredric Vinna, Beats’ principal technology executives, also left to join Spotify.

As for Reznor, he is still set to embark on a joint tour with Soundgarden this summer and also scored the new David Fincher production, Gone Girl.

UPDATE: According to Rolling Stone, Reznor is not leaving Beats Music, a spokesperson for Beats told the magazine.


There are 6 comments associated with this post

Go Trent! June 1, 2014, 14:54:49

Way to go Trent, stick to your guns, take the money and run!

Beat offs June 1, 2014, 16:07:40

Aren’t those headphones just cum load protectors for your ears if you go see that Umphreys band?

agada June 1, 2014, 19:47:43

I hope he left after the sale with cash in hand.

Ron June 1, 2014, 21:17:39

Trent sucks. Honestly he seems like a complete tool to be honest.

MIsty June 2, 2014, 07:17:58

Beats sucked anyway! Wasn’t worth getting a membership after the free trial. Go Trent. No need to have your name with a shifty product.

Mr Random June 2, 2014, 12:11:10

Just take the article down, no?

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