Thom Duffy

Special Features Editor

In two decades with Billboard, Thom Duffy has reported from the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.  He is currently Billboard special features editor. He has published commentary and journalism on music, politics, the environment and education in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly and other media.

Jimmy Iovine at USC

Jimmy Iovine Lauds 'Cool' Status of Beats Among NFL Players

"I can't believe I'm this lucky," Jimmy Iovine joked on Wednesday (Oct. 15), reacting to the $10,000 fine lobbed last week against an NFL quarterback for wearing Beats by Dre headphones to a post-game press conference. At a USC event, Iovine reacted to reports by Bloomberg News that Beats Electronics, the company he co-founded with Andre "Dr. Dre" Young, had gotten the equivalent of $2.14 million in media exposure following the NFL's move.
Jimmy Iovine at USC

Jimmy Iovine Lauds 'Cool' Status of Beats Among NFL Players

"I can't believe I'm this lucky," Jimmy Iovine joked on Wednesday (Oct. 15), reacting to the $10,000 fine lobbed last week against an NFL quarterback for wearing Beats by Dre headphones to a post-game press conference. At a USC event, Iovine reacted to reports by Bloomberg News that Beats Electronics, the company he co-founded with Andre "Dr. Dre" Young, had gotten the equivalent of $2.14 million in media exposure following the NFL's move.

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