He is known for curating Apple Music playlists like A-List: hip-Hop and A-List: R&B. It's too early to tell if Chery's departure will have a huge impact on Apple Music, which now has more than 40 million paying subscribers and is still on track to overtake Spotify this summer. It comes at an interesting time as Apple Music recently announced the new lead for Apple Music as Oliver Schusser. It hopes to entice coffee shops and other companies to ditch outmoded - and often unmonetizable - methods of playing music in public, such as CDs, consumer services like Spotify and terrestrial radio, and spend about $35/month for its platform in order to help get rights holders paid fairly.
Chery originally joined Apple after the company acquired Beats by Dre / Beats Music several years ago.
This is the second high-profile departure from Apple Music in a week.
Carl Chery's reportedly leaving his position at Apple Music, Variety reports. He was also responsible with creating ideal musical mixes and putting them in clever playlists. He is also responsible for publicizing artists such as Cardi B, Bryson Tiller, Post Malone, Khalid, Daniel Caesar, 6LACK and H.E.R. There's no doubt that Carl Chery is a valuable man that all companies would have wanted on their side. Also, we'll now probably stumble upon exclusive artists we didn't normally see on the platform.