Word on the street was that Apple’s music streaming service had surpassed the 40 million user milestone and that has been officially confirmed by the company today. It’s official that Apple Music now has more than 40 million paid subscribers. Apple has timed this confirmation with the announcement of the promotion of Oliver Schusser who is now responsible for leading Apple’s music streaming service globally. Schusser’s new title is vice president of Apple Music & International Content.
Before being promoted, Schusser has worked on content projects in markets other than the United States for the App Store, iBooks, Podcasts, iTunes movies’, and more.
He was hired by Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue over 14 years ago and Schusser has worked closely with him at Apple. He played a key role in Apple’s acquisition of Shazam as well.
In his new role as the leader of Apple Music, Schusser will first relocate to California from London and split his time between Apple’s offices in Culver City and the company’s Apple Park HQ in Cupertino. He will also lead international teams in 38 different offices.
The memo which announced his promotion also mentioned that Apple Music now has more than 40 million paid subscribers in 115 countries. Insiders cited by the report say that his promotion doesn’t impact the current standing of Jimmy Iovine who’s reportedly going to take a reduced role at Apple Music later this year.
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