Oliver Schusser
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VP, Apple Music & International Content / President, Beats

While Spotify has the most global subscribers, Apple Music is widely acknowledged as the top paid music streaming service in the U.S., a growth that was guided by Schusser, who also led expansion into 52 countries, bringing its global total to 167. It was also under his stewardship that the company launched live music events, including the iTunes Music Festival, staged in London for 10 years, along with more recent innovations such as the Apple Music Awards and the service’s real-time lyrics feature. In April 2020, his role expanded when he added oversight of Beats, which has branched out from one live radio station to three after Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country were added to its original station, now rebranded from Beats 1 to Apple Music 1.


  • Apple Music
  • Beats Electronics
  • Napster (DEFUNCT)


  • University of Birmingham (UK)
  • University of Cologne (Germany)
  • University of Regensberg (Germany)

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Shazam Unveils All-Time Most-Shazamed Song List: Tones and I's 'Dance Monkey' Is No. 1

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Shazam, the music app for identifying songs, has unveiled its all-time 100 most Shazamed songs, and at the top of the list is Tones & I’s “Dance Monkey.”The top 10 chart for the app, which surpassed 200 million monthly active users, is below, and the full 100 list can be viewed here. Tones and I “Dance Monkey” Robin Schulz, Lilly Wood & the Prick “Prayer in C” Passenger “Let Her Go” Avicii “Wake Me Up” Major Lazer “Lean on” Ed...


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