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Dr Dre joins catalogue sales boom with UMG and Shamrock deals

Did you think the catalogue-acquisitions bandwagon had forgot about Dre?
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Dolly Parton and Laura Marling release surprise albums

Well, in the case of Dolly Parton it’s ‘re-release’ since her “93 Song Surprise” is the digital relaunch of six of her albums from earlier this century. ‘Little Sparrow’ (2001), ‘Halos...
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Apple and Dr Dre respond to physical-abuse criticism

The release of the film ‘Straight Outta Compton’ has fuelled more discussion of the past behaviour of NWA co-founder (and now Apple exec) Dr Dre – specifically allegations of physical abuse against several women. Artist...
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Apple Music update: ‘Compton’ streams and on-demand Beats 1

Dr Dre’s new album ‘Compton: A Soundtrack’ was released as an Apple Music exclusive earlier this month, so how is it performing? Apple released some stats this weekend, telling the New York Times that the album notched...
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Beats/Apple deal is GO (maybe)

A fortnight ago, the tech press and music industry went into simultaneous meltdown about leaks regarding Apple’s plans to buy Beats for $3.2bn. Neither side would comment and then it all went very quiet, with suggestions...
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Beats faces another lawsuit in run-up to rumoured Apple acquisition

There’s nothing like a reported $3.2bn acquisition to drum up a lawsuit. Or two. Fresh from learning that Mog founder David Hyman is suing Beats for $20m, now another face from the company’s past is taking to...
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After the Apple/Beats rumours, time for the speculation

We enjoyed Dr Dre’s drunken video on Friday in which he appeared to confirm the Apple/Beats rumours: “The first billionaire in hip-hop, right here from the motherf***ing west coast,” as he put it. Apple,...
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Dr Dre says Apple/Beats deal makes him ‘the first billionaire in hip-hop’

Dr Dre has seemingly confirmed the news that Apple is buying Beats for $3.2bn – albeit through the medium of a rowdy late-night conversation with artist Tyrese Gibson in the studio. "The first billionaire in hip-hop,...
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Beats Music raises up to $100m in new funding round

Beats Music is reported to have raised between $60m and $100m.
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Forget about Dre… Now 50 Cent is selling his own headphones

Dr Dre's success with consumer electronics brand Beats is leading a number of fellow artists to follow suit, including 50 Cent.
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Reborn Death Row slapped by court in Dre digital royalties row

A US district court has told WIDEawke Death Row Records - the reincarnation of the infamous hip-hop label - that it does not have the rights to sell Dr Dre's 'The Chronic' album digitally. Dre sued the label last year after...
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Like Lady Gaga so much you’ll buy the headphones?

Forget Dr Dre and his branded headphones. Now Lady Gaga has got in on the act, albeit through a deal with Monster, the same company responsible for Dre's earcans.