Jimmy Iovine

American music executive Jimmy Iovine

James "Jimmy" Iovine is an American music producer, entrepreneur and chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M.
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Jimmy Iovine says not leaving Apple: Variety
Reuters.com - about 1 month
(Reuters) - Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is committed to staying at Apple Inc's music streaming service, according to a report by Variety on Tuesday.
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Jimmy Iovine to leave Apple Music in August: Billboard
Reuters.com - about 1 month
(Reuters) - Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is said to leave Apple Inc's music streaming service in August, the Billboard magazine reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources and music industry website Hits Daily Double.
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First start-up from Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre's USC innovation academy is augmented reality firm Mira
LATimes - 7 months
Mira on Tuesday unveiled its first product, which resembles a face shield or a large sun visor, except it holds up a smartphone in front of your face.
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What Did 'The Defiant Ones' Show Us?
NPR - 7 months
The HBO mini-series portrays the story of Apple Music's Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, who came together to work on some of the 20th century's most important music. (Image credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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Behind the Scenes of the $3 Billion Apple-Beats Deal
Wall Street Journal - 7 months
Jimmy Iovine, music executive and co-founder of Beats Electronics, talks about the week leading up to the $3 billion Apple deal and the HBO documentary about his partnership with Dr. Dre.
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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘The Defiant Ones’ and ‘Amelia Earhart’
NYTimes - 7 months
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine get the star treatment from HBO. And a recently discovered photograph may solve the mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart.
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Review: In ‘The Defiant Ones,’ a Revealing Portrait of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine
NYTimes - 8 months
“The Defiant Ones” is less warts-and-all revealing than Dr. Dre and Mr. Iovine warrant, but that is the price of intimate access.
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'The Defiant Ones' Tells The Story Of An Unlikely Music-Biz Duo
NPR - 8 months
The new HBO mini-series charts the shared and individual histories of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, whose partnership helped redefine hip-hop and rock music. (Image credit: Joe Pugliese/Courtesy of HBO)
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Apple won’t compete with Netflix, all future TV series tied into Apple Music
Yahoo News - about 1 year
It’s no secret that Apple is looking to move into the television market, but a new interview with Jimmy Iovine, one of the executives in charge of Apple Music, said the company isn’t looking to create a subscription-based video streaming service akin to Netflix. Instead, Iovine told Variety that Apple’s venture into original television programming will exist within the confines of Apple Music. Iovine did not offer any hint that Apple will increase the cost of a plan based on whether or not users wanted access to original programming, but it’s clear the move into TV is on the forefront of Apple’s mind.
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Apple’s TV plans are finally starting to take shape
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Apple finally seems to be warming up to the the fact that it needs original programming if it ever hopes to compete in the TV space. To be sure, there are no shortage of movies and TV shows available for purchase and rental via iTunes, but Netflix has demonstrated that a stable of high-quality and exclusive content is what really moves the needle in today's ever-evolving entertainment age. Late last week, word surfaced that Apple was finally preparing to dive into the realm of original content head first. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal , Apple has been busy talking with producers about developing episodic shows similar in style to hit shows like HBO's Westworld and Netflix's Stranger Things . This is a promising development given that shows like  Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps  aren't exactly thrilling programs capable of attracting a wide audience in the same way that a show like House of Cards can pull in viewers. In the wake of that report, Apple Music ch...
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Apple Music: Platform? Promoter? Both.
NYTimes - about 1 year
Apple executives Jimmy Iovine and Larry Jackson discuss its place in the music ecosystem and how it has built a one-stop shop for the streaming age.
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The Return Of Jay Z's 'Blueprint' Albums To Apple Music Could Mean A Tidal Merger Is Coming
Yahoo News - over 1 year
As several outlets have reported, every of installment of the rapper-entrepreneurs’s Blueprint series — minus The Blueprint 3 — is now available for streaming on Apple Music and purchase via iTunes. Ordinarily, the reappearance of music on a streaming service wouldn’t be major news, but Jay Z is the face of Tidal, whose parent company reportedly posted a $28 million net loss in 2015 and has been the subject of Apple acquisition rumors recently. While Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine said “We’re not looking to acquire any streaming services” when he was contacted by BuzzFeed’s Reggie Ugwu following news of the loss, his statement leaves wiggle room for Apple to take an offer from a company like Tidal.
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Spotify Finally Launches In Japan, World's 2nd Largest Music Market, Debuts New Lyrics Feature - hypebot.com
Google News - over 1 year
NDTV Spotify Finally Launches In Japan, World's 2nd Largest Music Market, Debuts New Lyrics Feature hypebot.com Spotify new Spotify has finally launched in Japan. The world's second biggest music market is a notoriously finicky one and slow to change. CD's still sell in large numbers there, despite early digital adoption elsewhere in the culture. With the launch ... Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine On Why Album Exclusives Are Here To StayBuzzFeed News all 209 news articles »
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jimmy Iovine
  • 2014
    Age 60
    Iovine was married 24 years to model and writer Vicki Iovine before divorcing; the couple have four children, In 2014 he started dating Liberty Ross. They got married in front of their Malibu beach house on Valentine's Day, 2016, with friends and family in attendance.
  • 2013
    Age 59
    On May 17, 2013, Iovine received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of Southern California and gave the 2013 USC commencement address. While producing her album Bella Donna, Iovine entered a relationship with singer Stevie Nicks. The two split in 1982.
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    In May 2013, Iovine and Dr. Dre donated a $70 million endowment to the University of Southern California to create the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.
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    Iovine stopped working with the show in mid-2013.
  • 2011
    Age 57
    In 2011, Iovine was honored by The Producers & Engineers Wing of the Grammy Awards. "This year we pay tribute to an industry leader, Jimmy Iovine, who has made an indelible impact as a recording engineer, producer, founder of Interscope Records, and now, entrepreneur focused on audio quality," Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the governing body of the Grammy Awards, said in presenting the award.
    From 2011 to 2013, Iovine was a mentor on Fox's American Idol.
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  • 2005
    Age 51
    In 2005, Iovine made a guest appearance as himself on "Don't Make Me Over", an episode of Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy.
  • 2002
    Age 48
    In 2002, Iovine co-produced the Academy Award-winning Eminem movie, 8 Mile, which opened at #1 at the box office and went on to gross more than $240 million worldwide.
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  • 1992
    Age 38
    Iovine signed Tupac Shakur to a recording contract as one of the first Hip Hop acts on the Interscope label in 1992.
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  • 1990
    Age 36
    In 1990, Iovine co-founded Interscope Records, which became Interscope Geffen A&M after a merger in 1999.
  • 1984
    Age 30
    Iovine was also responsible for supervising the music used in the 1984 romance film, Sixteen Candles and 1989 drama film, Scrooged.
  • 1978
    Age 24
    He came to prominence via his work on the 1978 Patti Smith album Easter, which included her Top 40 hit "Because the Night".
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  • 1973
    Age 19
    By 1973, Iovine was on staff at the New York studio the Record Plant, where he worked on Springsteen's Born to Run and Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell albums.
  • 1972
    Age 18
    James Iovine was born in Brooklyn, New York. As a teenager, Iovine was introduced to music production after he met a songwriter who got him a job cleaning a recording studio. He began working as a studio professional around 1972.
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  • 1953
    Born on March 11, 1953.
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