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Jimmy Iovine apologizes for sexist comments about Apple Music

Like an over-the-air update to fix a faulty piece of software, Apple sprang into action following Jimmy Iovine’s Thursday interview with CBS This Morning — with Iovine apologizing for his sexist comments about women’s inability to find music because… you know, women. “I could have chosen my words better,” the Apple Music boss, Beats guru […]

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Jimmy Iovine explains Apple Music ads in worst way possible

Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine has won today’s “Yes, they really said that” award after an appearance on CBS This Morning. Iovine was there talking up the latest ad for Apple Music, which features singer Mary J. Blige, actress Kerry Washington, and singer/actress Taraji P. Henson just kinda hanging out with knives and salsa dancing. […]

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Jimmy Iovine is still worried about the future of music

With the purchase of Beats Electronics and the subsequent launch of Apple Music, Jimmy Iovine quickly became Apple’s best hope for saving the music industry. But in a new interview, the Beats co-founder says it’s just not cool to be into music anymore. To help ignite the scene, Iovine and Dre created an Academy for […][Read More…]

Jimmy Iovine explains why Apple Music leaves rivals in the dust

In a new interview, Beats cofounder and Apple exec Jimmy Iovine says that once Apple Music finds its groove, there’s going to be no way for rivals to compete with it. Iovine stresses the service’s human focus is Apple Music’s not-so-secret weapon, saying that, “Curation is a big thing to us, and no one is going […][Read More…]

Jimmy Iovine explains why Apple Music leaves rivals in the dust

In a new interview, Beats cofounder and Apple exec Jimmy Iovine says that once Apple Music finds its groove, there’s going to be no way for rivals to compete with it. Iovine stresses the service’s human focus is Apple Music’s not-so-secret weapon, saying that, “Curation is a big thing to us, and no one is going […][Read More…]

Jimmy Iovine thinks Apple Music-style curation would be a great fit for TV

Could Apple carry its Apple Music human curation obsession over to its much-rumored Apple TV refresh? During Jimmy Iovine’s new interview with Wired about Apple Music, Iovine — unprompted — chose television as another example of a place Apple could incorporate its belief in humans trumping algorithms when it comes to recommendations. Iovine said that: “We all […][Read More…]

How Jimmy Iovine got HBO Now on Apple TV and iOS

HBO finally unleashed its Netflix-killer today with the HBO Now app for iOS and Apple TV. The company is already having a hard time keeping up with demand on the streaming service, but according to a profile on HBO CEO…Read more ›

Jimmy Iovine is lining up artists for more iTunes exclusive albums

Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine is undergoing fresh talks with the world’s top musicians, in hopes of landing more exclusive album deals for iTunes, reports the New York Post. Apple is looking to replicate the success Beyonce had with her exclusive…Read more ›

Jimmy Iovine dishes on how he convinced Apple to buy Beats

GQ Magazine has named Apple exec and Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine as one its Men of the Year. To go with the yearly honors, the music legend sat down for an interview to discuss how he went from weeping floors…Read more ›

Dr. Dre teams up with Jimmy Iovine to create school for future Beats employees

In an interesting Wall Street Journal profile of Beats founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, the two music industry vets and current Apple employees describe their new $ 70m undergraduate academy at the University of Southern California as a training ground…Read more ›