Jimmy Iovine

  1. Beats Music Raises $60 Million in Funding

    March 11, 2014 2:51 PM EDT Beats Music has raised a second round of funding of aproximately $60 million, according to a source familiar with the deal. The money comes largely from current investors, including Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and Access Industries with the cash bein ...

  2. Spotify Drove Universal Music’s 75% Jump in Streaming Revenue Last Year

    February 25, 2014 8:15 PM EST Spotify drove a large part of the 75% jump Universal Music Group achieved in 2013 in subscription and streaming revenue, according to a source familiar with the music group’s financial statements. During the conference call, Vivendi reported that ...

  3. Beats Music Rolls Out Commerce Via Topspin

    February 07, 2014 7:00 AM EST Is Shamal Ranasinghe, the press-shy co-founder of Topspin Media, streaming music's new best friend?  Nearly 12 months ago, Jimmy Iovine made a public promise to artists -- that Beats Music, the music service he co-founded, would directly conn ...

  4. Beats Music Launching January 21

    January 11, 2014 12:00 PM EST Beats Music, the premium streaming service developed by Trent Reznor, Ian Rogers and the creators of Beats By Dre headphones, is launching on Jan. 21, with AT&T as the exclusive carrier partner, the company said. Beats Music 'Locked an ...

  5. Mathew Costello Named COO of Beat Electronics

    November 06, 2013 12:02 PM EST Beats Electronics, the audio company co-founded in 2008 by artist/producer Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, has appointed Matthew Costello to the role of Chief Operating Officer.   Costello will report to Beats Presid ...

  6. Interscope Geffen A&M Acquires Remaining Share of A&M/Octone Records

    October 07, 2013 5:44 PM EDT Interscope Geffen A&M announced Monday that it will acquire the remaining 50% share of the A&M/Octone joint venture from Octone Records. Formed in 2007, the joint venture was scheduled to conclude in mid-2014. Octone's year-to-date ...

  7. Beats Electronics Receives Reported $500 Million Investment From The Carlyle Group

    September 27, 2013 1:01 PM EDT Beats Electronics LLC (Beats), the audio brand co-founded by Dr. Dre (Andre Young) and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, today announced that the Carlyle Group had agreed to make a minority investment in the company. Though terms ...

  8. Alex Pham's Digital Notes: Madonna Leverages BitTorrent, Linkin Park Streams on Xbox, Brian Frank Exits Beats Music

    September 17, 2013 3:50 PM EDT Madonna Leverages BitTorrent The queen of pop is the latest established artist to use BitTorrent. In Madonna's case, she will be releasing a free BitTorrent Bundle containing a 17-minute film entitled "secretprohectrevolution" tha ...

  9. Beats by Dr. Dre Maker Looking for New Investor (Report)

    August 20, 2013 7:12 AM EDT Beats Electronics, the company behind the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, is looking to broaden its product lineup and bring in a new investor, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. Beats Music Beefs Up Curati ...

  10. Beats Music Job Posts Offer Clues to Upcoming Service

    July 22, 2013 8:31 PM EDT Beats Music, a new streaming service with financing from Beats Electronics and billionaire Len Blavatnik's Access Industries among other investors, appears headed into deep development stage.  The Santa Monica, Calif., company, headed up b ...

  11. Jimmy Iovine To Address USC’s Graduating Students

    April 25, 2013 4:05 AM EDT Music industry veteran Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M Records and co-founder of Beats Electronics, will speak at USC’s commencement ceremony May 17. The producer and label head will address more than 13,000 graduating studen ...

  12. Beats Electronics to Launch Its Curation-Focused Music Service this Summer

    February 12, 2013 9:52 PM EST Beats Electronics, the maker of high-end headphones, will launch its own on-demand music streaming service this summer, Jimmy Iovine, the chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M and Beats’ co-founder, announced Tuesday at the AllThingsD Dive Into ...

  13. Swizz Beatz Joins Monster as Investor, Board Member

    February 06, 2013 11:17 AM EST Swizz Beatz announced on Wednesday he has joined the creative and marketing team at Monster Cable Inc., lending additional star power to the audio company's already heavy line-up of celebrity backers. As part of the arrangement, Beatz, whos ...

  14. Exclusive: Gee Roberson Forms New Label, Blueprint, Through Interscope Geffen A&M

    December 21, 2012 8:41 AM EST Geffen Records chairman Gee Roberson will transition to create and own a full service record company called Blueprint to be distributed by Interscope Geffen A&M, it was announced today by Interscope Geffen A&M chairman/CEO Jimmy Iovine and ...

  15. Label And Publishing Execs to Watch in 2013

    December 14, 2012 7:09 AM EST Suddenly, the music industry is teeming with executives on the rise, the potential leaders of the music industry over the next decade. For full details on this story, see the Billboard Year-End issue. Check Out All Out Year-End Coverage Right Here ...

  16. Anjula Acharia-Bath

    November 28, 2012 7:04 PM EST CEO, Desi Hits Crossing Cultures Desi Hits CEO Anjula Acharia-Bath has built her career on bridging the pop culture gap between Bollywood and Hollywood. Following an initial stint as co-founder of search firm Merchant McKenzie, the U.K.-raised ent ...

  17. Brenda Romano

    November 28, 2012 12:23 PM EST President of promotion, Interscope Geffen A&M Records Chart-Topping Thrills In her 17th year at Interscope Geffen A&M, president of promotion Brenda Romano continues to steer the careers of such acts as Eminem, Lady Gaga, Dr. Dre and U2. M ...

  18. Business Matters: The Beats Era Begins at Mog -- Can Iovine and Company Recreate Their Headphone Success?

    November 21, 2012 5:58 PM EST Six months after Mog was acquired by Beats Electronics, founder and CEO David Hyman's departure marks the beginning of the Beats era of the music-subscription service. Several sources tell Billboard.biz that Hyman was "never expected to ...

  19. 'Inventing David Geffen' Draws Springsteen, Iovine, Gordy, Dr. Dre To L.A. Premiere

    November 14, 2012 2:26 PM EST Jimmy Iovine, chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Records and co-founder, Beats by Dre, arriving to the premiere of 'Inventing David Geffen' held at Writer's Guild Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Michael Tran/FilmMagic) The Wri ...

  20. Is L.A. Reid Looking to Sign Macklemore to Epic Records?

    November 05, 2012 2:05 PM EST Hours after Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart, Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid was on a plane to Montana to catch the rappers' show. Is the music industry veteran and & ...

  21. Beats by Dre Press Conference Announces Partnership With Trent Reznor, Hints at Mog's Future

    October 16, 2012 4:10 PM EDT (L-R): Luke Wood, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre at the Beats press conference today. (Photo: Kevin Mazur) In line with their far-reaching marketing skills, Beats by Dre knows how to throw a press event. In an event at the company's glossy pop-up-t ...

  22. It's Official: John Janick Named President/COO of Interscope Geffen A&M

    October 03, 2012 11:55 PM EDT It's official: As projected by Billboard.biz in June, John Janick has been named president and chief operating officer of Interscope Geffen A&M , the label announced today. Janick joins the company after 16 years at the helm of the indie ...

  23. Video: Neil Young Shows off Prototype Music Player 'Pono' on Letterman

    September 28, 2012 11:58 AM EDT Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine took audio quality mainstream with Beats Electronics. Neil Young is trying to take even higher audio quality to the masses. While appearing on "Late Night with David Letterman" on Thursday, Young showed off a pro ...

  24. '@NotJimmyIovine,' 'Music Editor Real Talk' and Other Hilarious Music-Business Internet Parodies: Update

    September 13, 2012 9:15 AM EDT UPDATE: Turns out those GIF TUMBLR blogs are quick on the responses. See below for reactions to this story. There's no question that the music business sometimes takes itself too seriously. So for those moments when you're fed up with it ...

  25. John Janick to Take 'Presidential' Role at Interscope: Sources

    June 13, 2012 3:32 PM EDT John Janick, currently co-president of Elektra Records with Mike Caren, will take a "presidential" role at Interscope Records later this year, two sources close to the situation confirmed to Billboard.biz today. The move, which will see ...

  26. Backbeat: Jimmy Iovine Honored by Dr. Dre, Stevie Nicks, Mary J. Blige, Many More at Grammy P&E Event

    February 09, 2012 9:15 AM EST From left: Producer Jimmy Jam, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, and Jimmy Iovine attend the 5th annual Producers & Engineers Wing Event honoring Iovine at The Village Recording Studios in L.A. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage) Th ...

  27. Jimmy Iovine Denies Pitching Reality Show

    January 31, 2012 10:45 AM EST Last year "American Idol," shaking things up for its Simon Cowell-less 10th season, recruited Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez to judge alongside series stalwart Randy Jackson. The show also brought in Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope ...

  28. Billboard Power 100: Steve Berman

    January 26, 2012 11:24 PM EST No. 96 Steve Berman Vice Chairman Interscope Records Twitter: @Interscope High-Profile Projects... Steve Berman has been with the label since its inception in 1991, and under Jimmy Iovine (see No. 10) leads the day-to-day marketing and sales charg ...

  29. Billboard Power 100: Paul Rosenberg

    January 26, 2012 9:59 PM EST No. 62 Paul Rosenberg Co-Founder/CEO Shady Records/Goliath Artists Management Twitter: @Bunyan71 Big-Shot Caller... Even without his high-powered partners, clients, friends and business interests, the 6-and-a-half-foot tall Paul Rosenberg would be ...

  30. Billboard Power 100: Jimmy Iovine

    January 26, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 10 Jimmy Iovine Co-Founder Interscope Geffen A&M Records; Beats by Dre Twitter: @RealJimmyIovine The Music Man... With Beats by Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and their team created a music (and fashion) market where one barely existed before, ...

  31. Jimmy Iovine on Beats by Dre Parting With Monster: 'We Have to Control Our Own Destiny'

    January 13, 2012 5:59 PM EST As Beats By Dre prepares to sever ties with Monster Cable Products , Interscope chairman and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has plans for further expansion into other entertainment arenas. With Beats technology already on Hewlett-Packard laptops an ...

  32. Beats By Dre Ending Partnership With Monster

    January 13, 2012 12:31 PM EST Beats by Dre and Monster Cable Products are parting ways at year's end, per a new report from Bloomberg Business Week . Although Beats has quickly risen to be the leader in the headphone category, with 53 percent of 2011's $1 billion mar ...

  33. Urban Power List: Dr. Dre

    January 12, 2012 1:06 PM EST Dr. Dre Co-Founder/Beats By Dr. Dre Founder, Aftermath Entertainment Website: DrDre.com Twitter: @DrDre Sound Adviser Dr. Dre has got the beat in more ways than one. What started out as a mission to elevate headphones' audio performance has e ...

  34. Madonna's Deal With Live Nation-Interscope Worth $40 Million - New Album Coming in March

    December 15, 2011 8:07 AM EST Madonna's new album is finished and will be released in March 2012 on Interscope Records, the label and Live Nation Entertainment announced on Thursday morning. The deal, which has been rumored for weeks, was confirmed by sources to Billboard ...

  35. Official: Van Halen Signs With Interscope Records

    November 17, 2011 11:01 PM EST Left to Right: Alex Van Halen; Wolfgang Van Halen; Eddie Van Halen; Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records; Irving Azoff, executive chairman of Live Nation Entertainment and chairman/CEO of the Front Line Management Group; Ste ...

  36. Van Halen To Sign With Interscope

    November 11, 2011 5:42 PM EST Iconic rock band Van Halen are set to sign with Interscope Records, says a source familiar with the negotiations. The deal is expected to be finalized next week, marking the first time in 35 years that the band will not release music through Warne ...

  37. Dr. Luke and Sony: Manager Says Luke Plans to 'Build the Label' Organically

    November 09, 2011 7:58 AM EST With the s igning of Dr. Luke to a label deal, Doug Morris has landed himself a new Jimmy Iovine, according to a story in the New York Times , which broke the news of the deal. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, sources say that Sony is p ...

  38. Dr. Luke Signs Label Deal With Sony, Doug Morris Calls Hitmaker His 'New Jimmy' Iovine

    November 08, 2011 8:04 AM EST Since jumping ship to Sony Music back in July, after 15 years at the helm of Universal Music Group, CEO Doug Morris has kept a fairly low public profile, turning down nearly every interview request that's come his way. Now, after some three m ...

  39. Backbeat: Beats by Dre Launches New York Pop-Up Store With Will.I.Am, Freeway, Nero

    November 04, 2011 3:41 PM EDT Boom Boom Pow: Will.i.am. (left) with Dr. Dre atat the Beats By Dre pop-up store in New York City's SoHo neighborhood. Just yards away from the Apple Store in SoHo, a new, albeit temporary, boutique was making a splash with music fans in New ...

  40. This Week in Billboard History: Neil Bogart's Bubblegum Sound, 12" Singles' Early Days, 'Newcomer' Coldplay Streams Song

    October 27, 2011 4:42 PM EDT : WILL THIS BE PART OF JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S SCRIPT? Neil Bogart was named marketing coordinator of Cameo Parkway Records, moving over from the MGM label, where he had been a regional promotion manager. Bogart's Cameo duties were to in ...

  41. Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine Unveil New Beats by Dre Models at New York Event

    October 12, 2011 3:08 PM EDT Beats Panel: From left: MTV's Sway, Monster Cable's Noel Lee, Beats Electronics principals Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and Luke Wood. (Photo: Chad D. Ghiron) On Tuesday (Oct. 11) afternoon, Beats Electronics principals Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine an ...

  42. Backbeat: Backstage @ IHeartRadio With Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Nicole Scherzinger

    September 26, 2011 12:02 PM EDT California Love in Las Vegas: Dr. Dre (left) and Chairman of Interscope/Geffen/A&M Jimmy Iovine (Photo: Getty Images) No matter which backstage hallway anyone wandered down during Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Music Festival , there was bou ...

  43. Jeremy Summers Named Executive VP/Chief Marketing Officer of Interscope Geffen A&M

    September 21, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Interscope Geffen A&M has named Jeremy Summers its EVP/Chief Marketing Officer. Summers formerly served as the senior VP of Marketing for Universal Music Canada, a position he held since autumn 2010. He had been a part of the sales department ...

  44. David Guetta Designs DJ-Friendly Headphones for Beats By Dre

    September 08, 2011 9:21 PM EDT Beats, the electronics company founded by rapper-producer Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, has partnered with Grammy winning artist David Guetta to launch "Mixr," a line of headphones designed specifically for ...

  45. Former Monster Exec and Beats Associate Kevin Lee Launching Competing Headphone Brand

    August 23, 2011 12:04 PM EDT Kevin Lee, son of Monster founder Noel Lee and a key player in the company's Beats By Dre relationship with Jimmy Iovine's Beats Electronics, has established a competing headphone manufacturing company called SOL Republic. The new brand ...

  46. Beats By Dr. Dre, HTC Ink $300 Million Mobile Phone Deal

    August 10, 2011 10:36 PM EDT Beats Electronics and mobile device company HTC Corporation have entered a strategic partnership to bring high performance sound to HTC phones. HTC will release a line of devices integrated with Beats sound innovations this fall. The $300 million ...

  47. 'American Idol's' Pia Toscano Signs With Interscope Records

    July 05, 2011 7:39 PM EDT "American Idol's" Pia Toscano has officially signed a recording contract with Interscope Records, THR has confirmed. She will release her debut single, "This Time," on July 12 and perform the song as part of her set during ...

  48. Gee Roberson Named Chairman of Geffen Records

    June 21, 2011 4:24 PM EDT Gee Roberson -- co-CEO of Hip-Hop Since 1978, the management firm that handles Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj and others -- has been named chairman of Geffen Records, a move that Billboard.Biz reported was in the works last week . He wi ...

  49. Hip-Hop Blogger Karen Civil Heading To Beats By Dre, Sources Say

    March 30, 2011 7:04 PM EDT Influential hip-hop blogger Karen Civil, who has also worked on marketing campaigns for several acts on Young Money Records, has been appointed digital marketing manager at headphone company Beats by Dre, Billboard.biz has learned. Beats By Dre: T ...

  50. Interscope's Jimmy Iovine Fighting the 24-Bit Fight

    February 22, 2011 4:59 PM EST Interscope chairman/CEO Jimmy Iovine is not taking any break away from his fight to increase the quality of digital music. In a CNN article , he reiterates his desire to get the labels to supply Apple and other digital retailers with 24-bit high-f ...

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