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Apple Music’s head hip-hop programmer, Carl Chery, is leaving the two-year-old music platform for Spotify, Selection solely studies. Chery was liable for curating and overseeing Apple Music’s hottest hip-hop and R&B playlists such because the A-Listing: Hip-Hop and A-Listing: R&B scores.

The previous hip-hop journalist joined Apple in 2014 as a part of the corporate’s Beats By Dre-Beats Music acquisition. Throughout his second at Apple Music, Chery efficiently secured two of Apple’s largest unique releases from Probability The Rapper, together with his Grammy Award-winning album, Coloring Ebook. Chery additionally had a hand in breaking within the music careers of multi-platinum recording artists Cardi B, Bryson Tiller, Put up Malone, Khalid, Daniel Caesar, 6LACK and H.E.R.

There’s been loads of shuffling occurring between the 2 music streaming giants recently. Apple Music just lately named Oliver Schusser as new lead for Apple Music worldwide this week and the streaming service at present sits at 40 million paid subscribers. In March, Tuma Basa, the mastermind behind one in every of their extra common playlists Rap Caviar, left Spotify for Youtube. The Swedish-based music platform boasts almost 70 million subscribers and formally went public on April three. It’s present market cap sits at $25.5 billion and is barely anticipated to develop sooner or later.

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