A report has surfaced this week saying that Apple’s Carl Chery is moving to the company’s rival, Spotify. Unknown to many, Chery is responsible for curating hip-hop and R&B programming in Apple.
Chery is now at Spotify?
Chery, Apple’s music curator is also credited for having produced an album exclusively for Apple. His know critical album were Chance the Rapper and the Coloring Book, according to Variety.
If you want to listen Chery’s album the Coloring Book, just go Apple Music for music streaming. His Chance album, on the other hand, he claims earned him an estimate of $500,000. Apart from the monetary deal, he was able to clinch a commercial in exchange for his Coloring Book contract.
Other accolades attributed to Chery when he curated the Apple Music’s “A-List: Hip-Hop” and “A-List: R&B” playlists. His passion to hip-hop and R&B music helped artists like Cardi B, Post Malone, and H.E.R gained more popularity.
In addition, Chery’s transfer in Spotify suggests that he would be curating music service like the “RapCaviar” playlist. This comes after the previous curator Tuma Basa had since left since March after three years for YouTube.
It can be recalled that he joined the tech giant back in 2014 during the company’s take over amounting to $3 billion. Before this, Chery worked in various media outlets such as XXL and BET as a music journalist.