Zane Lowe on Apple & the BBC

Zane Lowe on Apple & the BBC

Zane Lowe on Apple, the BBC and why he’ll miss London

Last weekend, Lowe, 41, announced that in March he will leave Radio 1 and relocate to Los Angeles to take up an as yet undisclosed role at Apple. For one of the country’s most successful broadcasters it was an unexpected move, and for the station he leaves behind, a considerable loss. In a broader sense it also illustrates the change in our relationship with music and the way that we listen to it – technology occasioning a shift away from traditional radio formats towards more personalised playlists and streaming.