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Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Break Ground on Their New USC Academy Opening in 2019

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 management; and communication. The origins of the academy date back to 2013, when Iovine and Dr. Dre donated $70 million to help create the 10,000 square foot academy. Although the first building won't open for another two years -- called the "Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Hall" -- some of the academy's programs and classes are being run within other USC buildings. In total, 114 students are already taking part in Iovine's and Dr. Dre's new program, and are set to graduate next May. Image via Gus Ruela/USC Photo “It will stoke the fire of students’ imaginations, and it will propel the next generations of inventions and products that will transform our lives,” USC President C. L. Max Nikias said at the groundbreaking ceremony. “I hope at this school we can help our students to dream big, execute and build the courage to stay in the saddle,” Iovine said Wednesday. One of the academy's programs includes an annual pitch competition where students have the opportunity to win $10,000 to help grow an original idea, and a few enrolled in its programs have recently received internships at Facebook, Hulu, Sony, and Oculus. To get into the academy, students described "the most intense

Dr. Dre to Star in Apple's First Original Television Series

Following rumors Apple is planning to create original television content like Netflix and Amazon, news has leaked about the company's first prospective TV show courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter. The series, called Vital Signs, is described as a dark semi-autobiographical drama that stars Beats co-founder and Apple executive Dr. Dre. Sources who have seen scripts and descriptions of the show have described it as being very dark, reflecting at least in part on the life of Dr. Dre. Each episode is said to focus on a "different emotion" and the way Dre's character handles it. While technically a half-hour, the show is not a comedy. Instead, it is described as a dark drama with no shortage of violence and sex. In fact, an episode filming Monday and Tuesday this week featured an extended orgy scene. Sources tell THR naked extras simulated sex in a mansion in the Bird Streets neighborhood of Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills. (Dre's wife Nicole Threatt Young was on set to witness the shenanigans, one insider says.)News that Apple was exploring the possibility of original television programming first surfaced last summer, ahead of when it shelved its streaming television plans. At the time, it was speculated the content could be provided through a rumored streaming service, but with Apple having ended development on that project at the current time, distribution will come through more traditional means. The Hollywood Reporter believes the series is likely to be distributed through Apple Music, which was born out of the Beats Music service created by Dre. It may also be

Dr. Dre Announces 'Compton: A Soundtrack' Exclusively for Apple Music

Dr. Dre announced over the weekend on his own Beats 1 radio show "The Pharmacy," the exclusive debut of "Compton: A Soundtrack" on Apple Music (via Pitchfork). The album is set to be released this Friday, August 7, and will be available exclusively to iTunes and Apple Music customers. The Apple exclusivity announcement was made by Dr. Dre, alongside fellow musician and former bandmate Ice Cube, and director of Straight Outta Compton, F. Gary Gray. Although officially a soundtrack for the film -- which chronicles the real-life story of Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, and a few others, around the formation of legendary hip hop/rap group N.W.A. -- "Compton: A Soundtrack" is also Dr. Dre's first album in over 15 years. The album will have 16 tracks in total: 01 Intro 02 Talk About It [ft. King Mez & Justus] 03 Genocide [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay] 04 It's All on Me [ft. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid] 05 All in a Day's Work [ft. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius] 06 Darkside/Gone [ft. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar] 07 Loose Cannons [ft. Xzibit & COLD 187um] 08 Issues [ft. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak] 09 Deep Water [ft. Kendrick Lamar & Justus] 10 One Shot One Kill [ft. Snoop Dogg] 11 Just Another Day [ft. Asia Bryant] 12 For the Love of Money [ft. Jill Scott & Jon Connor] 13 Satisfaction [ft. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez] 14 Animals [ft. Anderson Paak] 15 Medicine Mane [ft. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak] 16 Talking to My Diary While Dr. Dre's initial presence following Apple's acquisition of Beats in the

Apple Music Debuts Eminem's New Music Video, Announces Dr. Dre's Beats 1 Radio Show

In late June, it was revealed that Apple had rounded up celebrity partners to host radio shows on its Beats 1 programming schedule, including Elton John, Pharrell and Dr. Dre. Today, the company announced that Dre's show, The Pharmacy, will premiere Saturday, July 4 at 3 PM PST and will broadcast every week thereafter at the same time. The hour-long show will be co-hosted by Dre and Eddie Francis and feature recording artists Wyann Vaughn and DJ Pooh with music from DJ Jus Incredible, according to Billboard. Apple debuted the premiere date with a trailer for the program on Twitter. Additionally, Apple Music today exclusively debuted the new music video for Eminem's latest single, "Phenomenal", promoting the event with a tease on the service's Instagram. The 7-minute video, which is referred to as a "music film" by Apple, features cameos from actors John Malkovich and Randall Park, Dr. Dre and both the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch. Previously, Eminem was the subject of the first Beats 1 guest interview with DJ Zane Lowe. Oh you gonna watch Magic Mike this weekend? Cool, we’re good with @Eminem’s new music film, #Phenomenal. Now on Apple Music. A video posted by Apple Music (@applemusic) on Jul 3, 2015 at 2:12pm PDT The Cupertino company has been trying to secure a wealth of exclusive content for Apple Music in hopes of luring customers to its service rather than competing music streaming services. Most recently, Pharrell's new single "Freedom" has been exclusive to the service as well as Dre's album The Chronic. It's likely Apple will continue to leverage its