Departed Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers will join French luxury company LVMH — the company which owns iconic luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Bulgari — as its new chief digital officer.
Rogers left Apple just two months after the debut of Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio station, which he played a key part in launching. Before joining Apple in August 2014, he had worked as CEO at Beats Music.
At the time Rogers unexpectedly left Apple, there was no word on what he would be doing next, other than that it would be working in Europe in an “unrelated industry.” According to LVMH, Rogers will leave his home in California and move to Paris, where his new job is located.
There’s still no word on why he left Apple — or whose decision it was — but it’s certainly an interesting move. Maybe after years of being raided for talent by Apple from watch-makers to clothing experts to retail gurus, this defection counts as score-one for the fashion industry.