Despite reports that have said otherwise, Trent Reznor isn’t leaving Beats music. Despite the $3 billion buyout by Apple, Reznor is still on board, along with co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre,
News hit the web that Reznor was leaving the company, but that was quickly squashed when Rolling Stone asked Reznor’s rep the reason behind the musician’s exit. A rep for the Nine Inch Nails frontman said the rumors “are all false.”
Reznor tweeted this in response to the rumors that he was leaving Beats in lieu of the Apple buyout:
…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
Spin reported earlier that Trent was leaving the company after news started to circulate around Twitter.
Currently, Reznor is the COO of Beats Music. He specifically is the man behind the production of the streaming service.
The buyout makes for an interesting story if history between Trent and Apple is considered. Back in 2009, Trent was honest about Apple after the powers that be rejected his Downward Spiral app from their store. In a statement, the musician said:
“You can buy The Downward F—ing Spiral on iTunes but you can’t allow an iPhone app that may have a song with a bad word somewhere in it. Hey Apple, I just got some spam about f—ing hot Asian teens through your e-mail program. I just saw two guys having explicit a–l sex right there in Safari! On my iPhone! Come on Apple, think your policies through and for f–k’s sake get your app approval scenario together.”
At the time of Reznor’s hiring, co-founder of Beats Jimmy Iovine said that the musician would “bring an emotional connection back to the act of music discovery.”
After coming on board to Beats, Reznor sounded excited in his note on his official Facebook page. At the time, the musician turned film composer wrote that he had been, “wanting to experiment and focus my energy and creativity in some different directions, and Beats has afforded me that very opportunity. The process has been challenging and fascinating.”
As we previously reported, the deal was made in an effort to link fashion and culture to Apple, along with the massively successful property that the Beats headphones have become since they hit the market back in 2008.
Since Trent isn’t going anywhere on the Beats front, hopefully he and the new bosses can see eye to eye.
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