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Can Apple Bring About the End of Free Streaming?

Jimmy Iovine and the major labels are conspiring to get rid of free. Not only the free tier on Spotify, but on YouTube too. Apple writes a check to the labels at 40 million subscribers for years, whether they reach that number or not, and everybody pays for music. 582 more words


Dr. Dre Seems Really Excited About Apple Buying Beats

R.I.P. he just killed the Forbes list. Per Tyrese in this video, “The homie is drunk off of Heinekens.”
1. Tyrese was in the studio with Dr. 20 more words

Industry insider says free music streaming from Spotify, YouTube and more may soon vanish

“Here’s the skinny… Jimmy Iovine and the major labels are conspiring to get rid of free,” music industry insider and critic Bob Lefsetz wrote in a newsletter late on Sunday… 44 more words

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Apple asks Taylor Swift, others to promote revamped Beats Music service

”Apple Inc. has asked Florence and the Machine and more than a dozen other artists for exclusive deals to promote a revamped Beats Music, and persuade people to ante up for what they’re accustomed to getting pretty much for free,” Lucas Shaw reports for Bloomberg. 273 more words


50 Cent says he wants to be the Adidas of headphones

How does the rapper 50 Cent describe his headphone company SMS Audio?

“It’s cool, because I’m cool, so that makes the whole thing cool.”

That may not sound like the most refined summation of a business. 1,197 more words


How Apple's Jimmy Iovine helped land HBO Now

HBO CEO Richard Plepler “called up his old friend Jimmy Iovine to help him execute a pivot. Plepler had done PR for Iovine years earlier, at Warner Music,” Nicole LaPorte reports for Fast Company. 272 more words


HBO CEO reached out to his old boss Jimmy Iovine to land Apple's HBO Now launch

As HBO’s new standalone streaming service launches today exclusively on Apple TV and iOS devices, FastCompany has a story profiling HBO CEO Richard Plepler and the motivation behind the new service and partnership with Apple. 231 more words

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