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"Under Ian’s guidance, we look forward to new opportunities and continued success for Yahoo! Music."
—-company statement

MR. ROGERS' NEW NEIGHBORHOOD AT YAHOO! MUSIC

Veteran Music Technology Exec Ian Rogers Named GM for Yahoo! Music
There’s a new chief in town at Yahoo! Music.

Following the departures of founders David Goldberg and Robert Roback, both of whom exited earlier this month, Ian Rogers has been named General Manager of Yahoo! Music.

A company statement read: "Under Ian’s guidance, we look forward to new opportunities and continued success for Yahoo! Music."

Yahoo’s acquisition of Rogers’ Santa Cruz-based media software firm Mediacode brought him to the company in 2003 as Director Product Management, overseeing the growth of the Yahoo! Music website as well as Yahoo! Music Unlimited, its unlimited music subscription service.

Rogers will report to Yahoo! Head of Entertainment Vince Broady.

The Indiana University grad was Chief Technology Officer at rVision from 1995-’98, then was a “Decentralizer” at Nullsoft/AOL in Sedona, CA, helping develop the Winamp online player. He segued to work at the Beastie BoysGrand Royal as President, New Media in charge of “hold music,” before starting Mediacode in 2001.