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Apple Music hires BBC Radio’s 1Xtra editor

According to Music Business Worldwide, Apple Music has hired one of BBC Radio’s key editorial music executives in the UK: Ryan Newman, who was previously editor of 1Xtra – the BBC’s flagship hip-hop and grime radio station. In that role, he devised and implemented music strategy at the network, shaping its musical direction.

BBC Radio 1Xtra (also known simply as 1Xtra) is a digital radio station in the United Kingdom from the BBC specializing in urban music. Launched on August 20, 2002, it had been codenamed Network X during the consultation period and is the sister station to BBC Radio 1.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.