Tag: jimmy iovine
Jimmy Iovine calls predictions of his departure ‘fake news’
Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine has denied reports that he’s planning to leave the company in August when the last of his Apple shares vest under the terms of its 2014 acquisition of Beats Electronics. The reports emerged...
January 10, 2018
Apple Music now ‘well over’ 30m paying subscribers
Apple Music’s latest milestone should not be a surprise: the service’s growth rate has been such that it was on track to reach 30 million subscribers by the autumn. In fact, we were surprised the announcement wasn’t...
September 29, 2017
Jimmy Iovine blames labels, YouTube and Billboard for bad albums
Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine has been making waves again, with an interview for Beats 1 in which he criticises labels for their handling of YouTube and safe harbour, suggesting that they are partly responsible for a decline...
July 4, 2017
Iovine on Apple Music exclusives: ‘We’re just experimenting’
Apple’s Jimmy Iovine has downplayed exclusives in Apple Music’s strategy, while not ruling out further such deals, in an interview with Variety. “I don’t lean on them too heavily myself,” he said. “We did ’em....
February 8, 2017
Jimmy Iovine: Apple Music won’t just ‘send you a list’
Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine’s latest interview with Billboard is, characteristically, 70% bluster about why Apple is much better than its rivals. Journalists are criticised for “too many articles and not enough time...
October 12, 2016
Jimmy Iovine quashes ‘Apple buying Tidal’ rumours
Tidal’s $28m loss in 2015 has sparked a revival of speculation that the streaming service may be up for sale, with Apple thought to be the prime suitor. The only problem with that theory? Apple disagrees. Or to be specific,...
September 15, 2016
Apple fuels YouTube fire but defends downloads decline
Apple has waded in to the music industry’s debate about the value of YouTube. Apple Music chief creative officer Trent Reznor addressed the topic in an interview with Billboard this week at the WWDC event, and made his...
June 15, 2016
Lauren Laverne: Jimmy Iovine comments part of wider problem
There’s some biting sarcasm in British broadcaster Lauren Laverne’s response to Jimmy Iovine’s recent comments about women and music discovery. “Our digital Mr Darcy’s innovation will reassure women who want...
November 24, 2015
Twitter reacts to Jimmy Iovine comments about women and music
Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine is digging himself out of a hole this morning, after his comments he made on CBS’ This Morning show about women and music discovery. "I always knew that women, some women, at times find it...
November 20, 2015
Apple’s Jimmy Iovine apologises for sexist comments
“I always knew that women, some women, at times find it very difficult to find music… Girls are sitting around, talking about boys, right? Or complaining about boys, when they have their heart broken or whatever, and...
November 20, 2015
Jimmy Iovine: freemium services are building their businesses on the back of artists
Just as its own three-month free trial comes to an end, Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine has spoken out about the general culture of free and the terrible damage it is, in his eyes, causing the music business. Speaking at...
November 8, 2015
Bob Lefsetz blasts Jimmy Iovine (again) over freemium views
We reported yesterday on Apple’s Jimmy Iovine’s latest opinions on freemium music. Now he’s been taken to task (again) in an entertaining column by industry blogger Bob Lefsetz. A short compilation of the ensuing...
October 9, 2015