Trent Reznor is not leaving the Beats Music company.
Last week, Apple announced that they would be purchasing Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion, and founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre would be joining the company.
However, there was speculation that the company’s chief creative officer Reznor would not be following and was reportedly leaving the company.
Despite the rumors, Reznor and Beats officials have confirmed that he WILL be remaining with the company once the deal with Apple is closed on September 30, 2014.
The Nine Inch Nails frontman, who has won both a Grammy and Oscar award for his music, was hired by Beats in January 2013 to help build the company’s streaming services. At the time, lovine said that Trent would “bring an emotional connection back to the act of music discovery.”
“It was pretty mind-blowing,” Reznor revealed about the first time he entered the company. “He [lovine] asked me to solve a problem with the hardware he’d been having – an interesting riddle to me.”
“I’d hear him speaking excitedly about his concept of a streaming service with curation at the forefront. My eyes lit up,” Trent added. “I said, ‘Hey, in my own world, I agree that a product like that feels like the right move, from a consumer standpoint.’ We started executing that. I think I’m the longest employee here now at this point.”
Although Trent’s reps have already made it clear that he will remain the CCO of the company, Reznor also took to Twitter to confirm this as well.
“YES I am still CCO of Beats Music and looking forward to what lies ahead with Apple” Reznor tweeted.
…but YES I am still CCO of Beats Music and looking forward to what lies ahead with Apple.
— Trent Reznor (@trent_reznor) June 2, 2014
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