Rumor Fact(ory): Another report that Jimmy Iovine will step back from Apple Music

Apple’s music mogul Jimmy Ioving is back in headline. Sources reportedly familiar with the exec’s plans told The Wall Street Journal (paywall) that he will transition into a consulting role in August. At that time, they said he will be less involved with the day-to-day operation of the Apple Music streaming platform. Continue Reading

Editor’s Notebook: Will Apple shutter Beats Music? (And more important questions)

At RAIN News we prefer facts to rumors. But rumors can anticipate reality. Whether they do or not, well-sourced rumors are interesting, and point to underlying issues. This rumor started with a TechCrunch article, circulated by other publications, and was quickly denied by Apple. Another recent Apple acquisition might provide guiding light. And no matter what happens to the Beats Music brand, important questions surround Apple’s role in music and listening. Continue Reading