He is also credited for securing exclusive releases from Chance The Rapper, including the Grammy Award-winning album, "Coloring Book", for Apple Music. Chery's played a pivotal role at Apple Music over the years for their A-List: Hip Hip and A-List: R&B playlists. However, Spotify will likely be behind unless it partners with Amazon's Alexa or Google Home, otherwise the company will have to start at square one with its smart assistant work.
With the departure of Chery, Apple Music appears to be continuously shuffling its team. Basa has now joined YouTube, which is believed to be preparing to launch its own music streaming service, called Remix. Oliver Schusser took over as chief of Apple Music Worldwide.
Spotify will be revealing a major update to its mobile application at an event next week, according to an invite obtained by The Verge.
Also, the player would have a 4G connection integrated and free but that can only be used to play music streaming from the service. Now the company has more than 157 million registered users but only 71 million pay for access to the music catalog without ads.
It's unknown what additions Spotify will be announcing.