Apple Music announced the promotion of Oliver Schusser to lead Apple Music Worldwide, his new designation being Vice President, Apple Music & International Content. Schusser has led efforts outside the U.S. related to the App Store, iTunes’ movies and TV portals, iBooks, Apple Podcasts, and more.
Apple confirmed to The Verge that Schusser will report to Apple Sr. Vice President Eddy Cue, and will be in charge of managing Apple Music, as well as running Apple services like the App Store and iTunes outside of the US. He has worked closely with Apple Sr. Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, who hired Schusser some 14 years ago.
Apple Music also announced that it officially surpassed 40 million paid subscribers. The service still has to go a long way before it surpasses Spotify, which currently has 70 million paid premium subscribers.