UPDATE: A Beats spokesperson has told Rolling Stone the claims Reznor is leaving are “false.”
USA Today reports that Trent Reznor has stepped down from his position as Chief Creative Officer for Beats Music. He had been working with the company since at least October 2012. It’s unclear whether his leaving was a direct response to the company’s acquisition by Apple, which made co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine into billionaires. Reznor has been vocal about his dislike of some of Apple’s practices before, most notably when the company rejected the Nine Inch Nails app from their store due to objectionable content. He hasn’t confirmed or commented on his departure from the company.
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