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.