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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine Transitioning Into 'Consulting Role' This August

Wednesday March 21, 2018 5:41 am PDT by
Following rumors of his plans to leave Apple earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal today reported that Jimmy Iovine will transition into a "consulting role" with Apple Music this August. Iovine won't completely leave Apple and his involvement with Apple Music behind, but will step back from daily involvement, people familiar with his plans stated. At the time of the original rumor, Iovine ...

Jimmy Iovine Dismisses Rumors Suggesting He Plans to Leave Apple

Tuesday January 9, 2018 5:20 pm PST by
Last week, rumors from several sources suggested Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine was planning to leave Apple in August following the final vesting of his stock, but Iovine yesterday told Variety that he isn't going to leave the company. Iovine made the comments at the Grammy Museum during a Q&A session held to promote "The Defiant Ones," a documentary about his career and friendship with...
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Jimmy Iovine Allegedly Planning to Leave Apple in August [Updated]

Thursday January 4, 2018 1:34 pm PST by
Apple Music exec Jimmy Iovine, who works alongside Dr. Dre, Eddy Cue, Robert Kondrk, Trent Reznor and other prominent executives is planning to leave Apple in August, reports Billboard. The rumor about Iovine's alleged departure from Apple first surfaced on music rumor site Hits Daily Double, but Billboard says its sources have confirmed the news. According to Billboard, Iovine's exit will be...
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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine: 'Streaming Services Have a Bad Situation'

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:24 pm PST by
Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine sat down for an interview recently with Billboard to talk about The Defiant Ones, a four-part documentary series that focuses on the careers of both Iovine and his long-time partner Dr. Dre. During the interview, Iovine commented on the state of the streaming music industry and the precarious position of companies focused solely on streaming music, like...
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Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Break Ground on Their New USC Academy Opening in 2019

Thursday October 12, 2017 9:12 am PDT by
Apple employees Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre this week broke ground on The Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, a new academy named after the two men opening at the University of Southern California in 2019 (via USC News). The academy will focus on four areas of study: art and design; engineering and computer science; business and venture...
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Apple Music Now Has Over 30M Paid Subscribers, Up from 27M in June

Thursday September 28, 2017 6:55 am PDT by
In an interview with Billboard posted today, Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine has discussed a number of topics related to the streaming music service's "long game," including its growth over the past three months. At WWDC in June, Apple mentioned that Apple Music had 27 million paid subscribers, and today the company confirmed to Billboard that it has now reached "well over" 30 million....

Jimmy Iovine Says Apple Music Would Have '400 Million' Listeners If It Had a Free Version Like Spotify

Wednesday May 17, 2017 9:57 am PDT by
Apple Music executive and recording industry mogul Jimmy Iovine recently sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Music Business Worldwide, reflecting upon his desire for more people to start paying for music. The spread of free music has proliferated since the earliest days of the internet, starting with shady peer-to-peer services like Napster and LimeWire and progressing to legal,...
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Sean Combs' Documentary 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop' to Debut Exclusively on Apple Music This June

Thursday April 27, 2017 7:06 am PDT by
In the wake of Jimmy Iovine detailing Apple Music's ongoing efforts to become "an overall movement in popular culture," today Sean Combs -- aka Puff Daddy -- announced that his new documentary Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story is coming exclusively to Apple Music on June 25 (via Billboard). The announcement comes after the documentary's premiere at the TriBeCa Film Festival yesterday. Can...
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Apple Music's Original TV Plans Now Include Potential Shows and Videos From J.J. Abrams and R. Kelly

Thursday April 27, 2017 6:20 am PDT by
Jimmy Iovine, one of the heads of Apple Music, has given multiple interviews and visions for the future of Apple's streaming music service over the past few months, mainly detailing how Apple Music will morph into "an entire pop cultural experience" with the advent of original video content. In an interview with Bloomberg posted online today, Iovine continued that pitch by stating, "I’m trying...

Jimmy Iovine on Apple Music: 'We're Trying to Make it a Cultural Point of Reference'

Tuesday February 7, 2017 10:01 am PST by
Jimmy Iovine, who leads Apple Music alongside Eddy Cue, Dr. Dre, Trent Reznor, and Larry Jackson, recently sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Variety covering everything from Apple's goals with the streaming service to its experimentation with exclusives. Though Jimmy Iovine has no official title at Apple, going by just "Jimmy," he has negotiated many of the streaming deals for the...
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Jimmy Iovine Says Apple Music Will Be 'An Entire Pop Cultural Experience' With New TV Shows

Monday January 16, 2017 3:50 am PST by
After a report by The Wall Street Journal stated that Apple is planning a push into original television series production for 2017, Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine spoke to reporters over the weekend and explained why the company is looking to add TV to its streaming music service (via The Hollywood Reporter). Iovine said that the company's main concern is enticing users into choosing Apple ...

Apple Quashes Rumors of Potential Tidal Acquisition

Thursday September 15, 2016 1:52 am PDT by
Apple has moved to quash rumors that it is interested in purchasing rival music streaming service Tidal, according to BuzzFeed. Back in June of this year, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was "in talks" to acquire Tidal, which has fiercely competed with Apple Music for exclusivity rights to top list artists. However, pushed on the subject in a forthcoming interview, head of...

Jimmy Iovine Criticized After Making Controversial Comments About Women

Thursday November 19, 2015 2:13 pm PST by
Apple recently debuted a new Apple Music ad, starring singer Mary J. Blige and actresses Taraji P. Henson and Kerry Washington, during the 2015 Emmy Awards. In the one-minute spot, focused on Apple Music playlists, Washington says that Apple's curated playlists are like having "a boyfriend who creates you a mixtape -- in your laptop." Jimmy Iovine, who joined Apple in 2014 following the...

Jony Ive and Jimmy Iovine to Speak at Vanity Fair 'New Establishment' Summit in October

Wednesday August 26, 2015 5:04 pm PDT by
Vanity Fair today announced its speaker lineup for the 2015 New Establishment Summit, revealing that Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive as well as Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine will be attending as speakers. This is the second year in a row Ive is attending as a speaker. Last year, Ive detailed Apple's design process in his talk, explaining that he and his fellow designers gather around tables ...

Jimmy Iovine Hints at Possible Apple Music-Like Apple TV Curation, Admits 'Connect' as Weak Point

Friday August 7, 2015 7:41 am PDT by
Following an interview yesterday with Evening Standard, Wired today posted an interview with Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine, in which the Beats co-founder admits the company's need to work to make Connect a better platform for artists and fans alike, and even hints at a possible curation aspect for Apple TV, similar to that of the company's new streaming music service. "We all know one...
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Jimmy Iovine Talks Apple Music, Competing Services, and Apple's Reaction to Taylor Swift's Letter

Thursday August 6, 2015 8:18 am PDT by
In a new interview with Evening Standard, Apple Music executive and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine sat down to talk about everything from the launch of Apple Music to the company's dramatic reversal of its free trial royalties policy following Taylor Swift's public dismissal of the service in an open letter. Iovine depicts a conversation between himself, Eddy Cue and Apple CEO Tim Cook that...
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Eddy Cue 'Thrilled With the Numbers' as Apple Music Hits 11 Million Users

Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:48 pm PDT by
In an interview with USA Today, Apple's Eddy Cue reveals that Apple Music currently has 11 million users taking advantage of the initial three-month trial period, with two million of those taking advantage of the family plan that will cost $14.99 per month once the trial ends. A single-user membership will be priced at $9.99 per month. "We're thrilled with the numbers so far," says Eddy Cue,...
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Apple Executives Mingled at Pre-Grammy Party Amid Discussions on Future of Beats and iTunes

Friday February 13, 2015 7:50 am PST by
While the Grammy Awards happened last weekend, information on a few Apple-related conversations happening at and around Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party are just now beginning to emerge, reports Billboard. Representing Apple at the gala were Tim Cook, Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and iTunes VP Robert Kondrk, with the Apple executives chatting with a number of music industry representatives during the...