Alex Pham

contributing editor

contributing editor

Ian Rogers: The Man Behind the Beats

Ian Rogers: The Man Behind the Beats

Beats Music chief executive officer Ian Rogers is now is only a week-and-a-half out from his music service's launch. Billboard caught up with Rogers at CES in Las Vegas where he discussed Beats Music's back-end, its human curation (like the "staff picks at Amoeba Records"), Trent Reznor's product design skills and much more.
Beats Music: A Step-By-Step Walk Through

Beats Music: A Step-By-Step Walk Through

After months of build-up and anticipation, the Beats Music streaming service has officially announced its release for January 21. Billboard obtained a beta version of the music streaming service which places a heavy emphasis on radio-style programming and music curation. Here then is a step-by-step walk through of how it works.
Beats Music Launching January 21

Beats Music Launching January 21

Beats Music, the premium streaming service developed by Trent Reznor, Ian Rogers and the creators of Beats By Dre headphones, is launching Jan. 21, with AT&T as the exclusive carrier partner, the company said. Priced at $9.99 a month, Beats Music wants to distinguish itself through design and curation.
CES: Music Plays with Wearables, Portables and Recyclables

CES: Music Plays with Wearables, Portables and Recyclables

The decibels generated by 3,800 companies hawking their electronics wares at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week could rival a KISS concert. Not to worry. We’ve combed through the show’s offerings and selected a handful of the more intriguing audio devices on display at CES this year to save your ears from the noise.
CES: Qualcomm Wants Gadgets to 'AllPlay' Together

CES: Qualcomm Wants Gadgets to 'AllPlay' Together

Qualcomm announced at CES on Monday a new technology standard called AllPlay to allow gadgets to wirelessly link up to let listeners control entertainment in any room in the house via an app. The company is starting with home audio, but will branch out to include video and other media.

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