1. Eminem Praises Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine in 'The Defiant Ones' Trailer

    May 24, 2017 2:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the upcoming HBO documentary titled The Defiant Ones , Eminem paid homage to two of music biggest trailblazers in Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine . "Jimmy Iovine is the levitator; Dre is the innovator," says Em during the one-minute trailer f ...

  2. Musical.ly, Apple Music Ink New Partnership, With More to Come

    April 28, 2017 7:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Over the past year, few new apps have captured the attention of the music industry -- and teenagers across the globe -- than Musical.ly , the social video network that allows users to make 15-second clips set to music and share them with more than 2 ...

  3. Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Back USC Masters 'Mashup' Degree

    April 03, 2017 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The graduate-level program integrates design, tech and biz. A groundbreaking school endowed by Jimmy Iovine and Andre "Dr. Dre" Young at the University of Southern California, which welcomed its first undergraduate students in 2014, is tak ...

  4. No. 4: Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine & Robert Kondrk | Power 100

    February 09, 2017 8:53 AM EST EDDY CUE, 52 Senior vp Internet and software services, Apple   JIMMY IOVINE, 63 Executive, Apple   ROBERT KONDRK, 55 Vp media apps and content, Apple Last Year's Rank: 3 Apple Music's brain trust had plenty to celebrate in the service� ...

  5. Is Apple Getting Serious About Original Content?

    January 18, 2017 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 After a long courtship with Hollywood, Apple is signaling that it wants a real relationship. The iPhone maker is exploring producing original television shows and movies to turn its Apple Music subscription service into what Apple executive Jimmy Io ...

  6. Jimmy Iovine Addresses Apple Music Expansion Reports

    January 14, 2017 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 "We're going to do whatever hits popular cultural smack on the nose," Iovine said when asked about Apple's reported expansion. Days after the Wall Street Journal 's report that Apple plans to expand into original TV series a ...

  7. Kanye West Blames Conflicts Between Tidal and Apple For Absence from Drake's 'Views'

    October 20, 2016 11:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West 's Saint Pablo tour continued in Seattle last night (Oct. 19) at the KeyArena and Yeezy, as he has all summer long, dedicated a piece of his set to some of his high-profile guest verses he's lent out this year so far. But before ...

  8. Is Tech's Future Music's Past? Why Silicon Valley Is Looking to Music Execs

    October 06, 2016 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Every time that Spotify’s Troy Carter meets with a label ­marketer, he hears the same thing: “How can I get No. 1 on Today’s Top Hits?” He has to explain, calmly, how songs are placed on the service’s most popular playlist, which has 11 ­million fol ...

  9. Why Does Kanye West Want to Squash the Tidal-Apple 'Beef'?

    August 01, 2016 2:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Kanye West speaks -- or, more often these days, tweets -- fans tend to listen. Whether some of the top executives at Apple will, however, remains to be seen. Over the weekend, West took to Twitter , unprompted, to call for an easing of relation ...

  10. Kanye West Goes on Apple/Tidal Rant: 'This Tidal Apple Beef is F---ing Up the Music Game'

    July 30, 2016 2:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West went on a Twitter rant about music streaming services Apple Music and Jay Z 's Tidal Saturday morning (July 30), writing that the “beef” between the two digital companies is “f---ing up the music game.”    Apple in Talks to Acquire J ...

  11. Hip-Hop Hitmaker Mike Will Made It on Miley, Beyonce and His 'Raw and Real' Music

    July 29, 2016 9:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I  do it all, man. I produce, I do my own wardrobe and my own ironing, too!” Mike Will Made It , the hottest producer in hip-hop, is on set at Studio Space in Atlanta, carefully pressing a $1,000 red-and-black-striped Vetements jersey as he pr ...

  12. Wiz Khalifa Reveals More Details On 'Rolling Papers 2' and More Inside Scoop

    June 23, 2016 2:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wiz Khalifa: Still Rolling 'Rolling Papers 2' Wiz Khalifa  dropped a new track, "More and More" from his hotly anticipated new album Rolling Papers 2 , but in an exclusive interview with  Billboard he said that he's still wo ...

  13. Apple's Brain Trust -- Iovine, Reznor, Cue and Kondrk -- on Streaming's New World Order and Why 'We All Should Be' Worried

    June 14, 2016 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twelve months of Apple Music have brought the service 15 million paid subscribers and, for its architects, a sense of optimistic, if slightly cautious, calm. Or so it looked at the Apple Worldwide Developers’ Conference on Monday afternoon, where Ap ...

  14. 'It's a System That Is Rigged Against the Artists': The War Against YouTube

    May 05, 2016 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 As labels, artists and managers go public with their outrage at the video platform's meager payouts, their best -- perhaps only -- hope for change rests in government corridors a continent away. T his February, a few days after criticizing YouT ...

  15. See a Photo of Jimmy Iovine & Liberty Ross at Their Valentine's Day Wedding

    February 18, 2016 8:08 PM EST 0 0 0 One of the most exclusive gatherings over Grammy weekend was the wedding of Interscope and Beats founder Jimmy Iovine to model and actress Liberty Ross -- an event attended by Tom Hanks, Pharrell Williams and even Oprah Winfrey. Though we've se ...

  16. Jimmy Iovine on Working With John Lennon, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen

    Jimmy Iovine on Working With John Lennon, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen

    February 12, 2016 9:34 PM EST 0 0 0 The Apple exec talks to Billboard about making history on 'Born to Run,' streaming's future and why David Bowie was a visionary. Videos David Bowie Jimmy Iovine Bruce Springsteen John Lennon Brightcove ...

  17. What's the Ideal Wedding Gift for Jimmy Iovine & Liberty Ross? Our Picks for the Couple Who Has Everything

    February 12, 2016 2:38 PM EST 0 0 0 The wedding of Interscope and Beats founder Jimmy Iovine, 62, to Liberty Ross, 37 (taking place Feb. 14 at David Geffen's Beverly Hills mansion) likely has guests stressing over a suitable gift for a couple that already has it all. New York wed ...

  18. Battle of the Grammy Parties: Clive Davis' Annual Gala & Jimmy Iovine's Wedding

    February 02, 2016 8:51 PM EST Music's second-biggest night is supersized this year, as the annual Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala (sponsored by the Recording Academy and honoring manager Irving Azoff with its Salute to Industry Icons Award) and Apple executive and Interscope R ...

  19. Jimmy Iovine Says Apple Music Has 'Stuff We Really Have to Work On,' Blasts Freemium Services

    October 09, 2015 1:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jimmy Iovine ’s inability to bull—t in interviews was made abundantly clear on Wednesday during a discussion at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco, where the music industry veteran pounced on freemium services like Spotify (“I ...

  20. Apple Music Reaches 11 Million (Trial) Subscribers

    August 06, 2015 9:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Apple Music is said to have a goal of reaching 100 million subscribers, despite being a late-comer to the streaming scene. If current numbers hold, and people opt to pay, the new service is already a tenth of the way there. USA Today is reporting th ...

  21. Behind the Making of LMFAO's ' Party Rock Anthem' -- One of Summer's All-Time Biggest Hits

    July 20, 2015 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dance-rap duo LMFAO approached its second album, 2011's Sorry for Party Rocking , with the explicit goal of scoring a No. 1. "Party Rock Anthem" -- a feel-good EDM track partly inspired by "shuffling," a dance move popular i ...

  22. How Apple Won the PR War (With Taylor Swift's Help)

    June 26, 2015 11:30 AM EDT Eddy Cue picks up the phone, makes peace with Taylor Swift and schools the tech biz on how to schmooze a superstar. What a difference one Tumblr post can make. On June 21, Taylor Swift wrote an open letter to Apple declaring that she’d be withhol ...

  23. Fallout from Taylor Swift's Letter: Apple's Eddy Cue Answers 9 Burning Questions

    June 22, 2015 1:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 There's no more bad blood between Apple and Taylor Swift .  After the singer took the hardware giant to task in an open letter, for deal terms specifying that no labels would be paid during a user's free 90-day-trial of Apple Music, the co ...

  24. Apple Music: Disruption or Disconnect? The Industry Weighs In

    June 12, 2015 1:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the hardware giant attempts to reshape the music industry -- again -- the majors cheer, the indies sneer and critics cry that it’s simply too little, too late. Almost a year after Apple's most contentious publicity play ever -- the iTunes gi ...

  25. 'All Boats Rise': Jimmy Iovine & Eddy Cue Explain Apple Music, Working With Labels, Pricing

    June 09, 2015 2:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 The culture-collide of old-school record business and new technology was no more evident than in a private room following Apple’s announcement of its new music service on June 8. There, on perpendicular couches, Jimmy Iovine draped his legs over the ...

  26. Drake, Pharrell Williams Confirmed for Apple's Music Service (Minus That $19 Million Payday)

    June 01, 2015 3:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Apple’s revamped music service -- expected to be unveiled during Apple’s 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference next week (June 8-12) -- has at least two confirmed faces: Drake and Pharrell Williams , according to multiple sources familiar with negoti ...

  27. Watch Tim Cook & the SVPs Dance to 'Happy' at Apple's Earth Day Beer Bash

    April 23, 2015 10:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 Don't judge. No, it wasn't a scene from HBO's Silicon Valley . That really was Pharrell Williams performing "Happy" on the sun-swept campus of Apple in Cuppertino, Calif. And yes, that's totally CEO Tim Cook , worldwide ...

  28. Apple's Streaming Service: Everything We Know So Far

    April 21, 2015 2:40 PM EDT Nearly a year after announcing its purchase of Beats -- both its successful premium headphones division and its nascent-at-the-time, now-hibernating streaming service -- for $3 billion, Apple is inching closer and closer to unveiling its much-ant ...

  29. Cherrytree's Fruitful Decade: How Martin Kierszenbaum Brought in Feist, Wrote with Gaga and Shaped the Company

    April 13, 2015 12:31 PM EDT At New York's Webster Hall, aptly aglow  with a red-lit atmosphere, fans and friends had gathered on an early March evening to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Cherrytree Records. The evening’s scheduled headliner, Sting , who has worked wit ...

  30. What Apple's Hiring of Zane Lowe Signals for the Company's Music Strategy

    February 18, 2015 2:36 PM EST Apple's hiring of BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe could mark a huge shift in programming strategy for Beats Music and iTunes Radio. A move away from nameless programming toward programming featuring brand-name personalities would give Apple' ...

  31. Apple Doesn't Want to Compete -- It Wants to Own the Record Business

    February 13, 2015 10:30 AM EST You didn't have to look too far to spot the action at Clive Davis ' pre-Grammy gala on Feb. 7. Ground zero was table 108, where Apple CEO Tim Cook , senior vp Internet software and services Eddy Cue , iTunes vp Robert Kondrk and Beats co- ...

  32. Why Jay Z's Streaming Purchase Is a Very Smart Move

    January 30, 2015 6:19 PM EST Jay Z should close the deal on Aspiro, the company behind streaming services WiMP and Tidal. Few artists or executives could bring more value to a music streaming company that's trying to gain a foothold in a growing market. Reports say Jay Z ...

  33. Corner Office: Power Lawyer Kenny Meiselas on EDM's Giant Paydays, the Industry's Streaming Standoff and Guiding Gaga

    January 09, 2015 1:04 PM EST While most music attorneys are thought to be hipper than their buttoned-up colleagues in corporate law or litigation, you'd be hard-pressed to find one with the cool cred of 58-year-old Grubman Shire & Meiselas partner Kenny Meiselas. F ...

  34. Lawsuit Alleges Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Swindled Beats Partner

    January 06, 2015 9:21 PM EST Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine are being vilified as scam artists in a lawsuit alleging the duo duped one of their former partners in Beat Electronics before selling the trendy headphone maker to Apple for $3 billion last year. The compl ...

  35. How Apple Shook Up the Music Industry in 2014

    December 12, 2014 4:02 PM EST Who shook up music the most in 2014? Sorry, Taylor. Nice try, Queen Bey. Apple’s Sept. 9 press conference that unveiled the iPhone 6 was the year’s -- maybe even the ­decade’s -- watershed moment. In one presentation, the company went all in on st ...

  36. It's Official: Scott Borchetta Joining 'American Idol' Season 14 as Mentor

    December 03, 2014 5:33 PM EST The man who discovered Taylor Swift will be the new Randy Jackson. Can the man who discovered Taylor Swift pick the next American Idol? The Fox show is banking on just that, as Scott Borchetta , the President and CEO of Big Machine Label group, wi ...

  37. Jimmy Iovine Recalls Two-Year Pitch to Apple: 'You Have a Hole in Music... Let Me Plug It'

    December 03, 2014 1:43 PM EST Jimmy Iovine is a "sponge." At least that's how the former Interscope chairman and Beats co-founder describes himself in a new back-and-forth with GQ for its Men of the Year issue. In a wide-ranging discussion, Iovine talks about th ...

  38. Jimmy Iovine Named to Live Nation Board of Directors

    December 03, 2014 8:08 AM EST Jimmy Iovine , producer, former chairman of Interscope, talent svengali and current Apple employee, has been named to the board of Live Nation, the country's largest concert promoter (with revenues hitting $2.5 billion last quarter ), the com ...

  39. How Jimmy Iovine Made It 'A Very Special Christmas' in 1985

    November 28, 2014 10:00 AM EST Jimmy Iovine recalls the exact moment he decided to make  A Very Special Christmas . It was January 1985, the day of his father Vincent "Jimmy" Iovine's funeral. A Brooklyn longshoreman "who loved Christmas," the elder Iov ...

  40. Corner Office: Martin Kierszenbaum, Chairman of Cherrytree, on Working with Lady Gaga, A&R'ing Sting and the Streaming Debate

    November 17, 2014 12:39 PM EST On his label's 10th anniversary, the man behind breakouts by Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding and Dislosure on juggling two titles, A&R'ing Sting and the streaming debate: "The equation has to be fair." For Martin Kierszenbaum -- ...

  41. Eminem Honors Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Madonna Lauds Lil' Buck at Innovator Awards

    November 06, 2014 12:50 PM EST It took two forces of nature to get Eminem to New York City on Wednesday night. The rapper made a surprise appearance at WSJ. Magazine 's fourth annual Innovator Awards at MoMA in order to honor two very important people in his life: Dr. Dre ...

  42. Jimmy Iovine Talks Birth of Beats, 'Cool' Steve Jobs and Music's 'Sterile' Distribution Systems at Revolt Conference

    October 22, 2014 2:07 PM EDT Jimmy Iovine used his acceptance speech for a special award at Sean Combs ' inaugural Revolt Music Conference this week to talk about Beats, Apple and the changing landscape of the music business, or as he prefers, the business of music. Iovi ...

  43. Chief Keef Confirms Being Dropped From Interscope Records on Twitter

    October 22, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Chief Keef took to Twitter on Tuesday, Oct. 21, to confirm that he's been dropped from Interscope Records. "I been dropped for a week now," he said in a text conversation, which he posted on Twitter. Bro ass is LuckilySlow pic.twitt ...

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

    October 15, 2014 6:53 PM EDT Iovine talks NFL's headphones fine & his educational venture with Dr. Dre at USC event. "I can't believe I'm this lucky," Jimmy Iovine joked on Wednesday (Oct. 15), reacting to the $10,000 fine lobbed last week again ...

  45. Apple Reportedly In Talks with Majors for Cheaper Music, Looks to Lower Beats Music Pricing

    October 03, 2014 8:28 AM EDT Apple is looking to pull the same trick it did ten years ago around the launch of iTunes -- convincing the major labels to agree to something they may be wary of. The tech company is, according to Re/code , negotiating with majors to lower their l ...

  46. Apple Suing Headphones Entrepreneur for Claiming to Be a Beats Co-Founder

    September 29, 2014 6:47 PM EDT The story of how Beats Electronics was founded just got more interesting. Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Dragged Into Beats Headphones Dispute On Friday, the new Apple subsidiary filed a false advertising and unfair competition lawsuit against Steve ...

  47. Apple Denies Beats Music Shutdown

    September 22, 2014 4:32 PM EDT TechCrunch is reporting that Apple will be shutting down the Beats Music streaming service it purchased in tandem with its namesake headphones manufacturer for $3 billion, a deal announced in May and finalized in early August . TechCrunch cites ...

  48. Education By Dre (And Iovine, Too): Music Biz Philanthropists Help Schools Rise Up

    September 22, 2014 1:40 PM EDT A look at the many exec-driven programs at the country's top institutions. The late afternoon sun beams into the top floor of a building at the center of the University of Southern California campus as more than 30 excited college freshmen an ...

  49. Reports of Significant Layoffs at Beats Following Apple Acquisition

    July 31, 2014 10:03 AM EDT 2 0 0 This is a developing story -- Billboard will update as more information becomes available. The merging of Beats into Apple following the latter's $3 billion acquisition of the former has arrived at a difficult stage, as a rumored 200 employees ...

  50. Spotify Founder Daniel Ek Talks Russia, Apple and Beats in Q&A

    July 16, 2014 2:42 PM EDT Spotify chief Daniel Ek closed out Fortune magazine's annual technology conference, Brainstorm, today with a 25-minute Q&A called "Making Cents of Music." He was interviewed by one of the magazine's senior writers, Jessi He ...

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