Tag: jimmy iovine
Jimmy Iovine sells his producer royalties to Hipgnosis
For those of you who let your Christmas-gift vouchers moulder for a few months before using them, let Hipgnosis Songs Fund be your inspiration for speedy spending. The company has opened its wallet again this morning, but...
January 4, 2021
Jimmy Iovine invests in esports franchise FaZe Clan
Formerly of Apple Music (and, of course, before that a long and storied career as a producer, label executive and headphonepreneur) Jimmy Iovine is getting into esports. No, he’s not in training for the next Fortnite...
April 14, 2020
Jimmy Iovine sees problems ‘on the horizon’ for music-streaming
Former Apple Music figurehead Jimmy Iovine has been interviewed by the New York Times about his views on music-streaming. “The streaming business has a problem on the horizon, and so does the music business. That doesn’t...
January 2, 2020
Apple’s Jimmy Iovine to ‘transition’ out in August says WSJ
That speculation that Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine is on his way out of the streaming service – and its parent company – won’t go away. This time it’s the Wall Street Journal reporting that Iovine “will transition...
March 22, 2018
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