Tim Cook to Apple employees: Beats Music team will report to Eddy Cue, Beats Electronics team to Phil Schiller
May 29 2014, 1:24am CDT
Lana Del Rey and Dan Auerbach have spoken out about the record label 'bullshit' that they had to battle in order to release her latest album, Ultraviolence.
The Black Keys frontman was brought on board to produce Del Rey's smash hit sophomore album to provide a new approach, but in a new interview with Rolling Stone, reveals that they struggled with record label interference and pressure for a more commercial sound.
Del Rey is signed to the majors Interscope in the US and the U. ...
Full article at: GIGWISE
3 days ago, 3:38am CDT
Apple has officially acquired Beats for $3 billion.
May 29 2014, 12:22am CDT
Source: All HipHop
Is Hollow Da Don trolling the internet? I saw the battle and he took some shots at Paul Rosenberg and I think Jimmy Iovine as he went on to defeat Joe Budden in their highly publicized rap battle. Well the battle may have turned into a beef, because Hollow claims that Eminem is pissy mad at him for calling out his compadres. Now, on the flip, he did big up Eminem. Hollow seems to be inferring that Eminem wants to jump back into the battle arena? I dou ...
Full article at: All HipHop
1 week ago, 2:43pm CDT
Source: More Intelligent Life
The Sceptical Shopper: over-priced accessory, or a must for the music lover? Our undercover expert tests Beats and its rivals
From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2014
Today’s headphones market was created not by audio engineers, but by a record-company boss and a rapper. In 2008, Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine, of Interscope records, introduced a line of heavy, plastic premium headphones called Beats By Dr Dre. This offered a generation of li ...
Full article at: More Intelligent Life
1 week ago, 5:33am CDT
The company is now being offered $3 billion to become a part of Apple
May 29 2014, 12:03am CDT
Apple may be on the verge of completely separating from its long-time ad partner, TBWA's Media Arts Lab, says the New York Post. Citing industry rumors, the paper suggests that Apple's entire external advertising account is "up for grabs," and that Beats CEO Jimmy Iovine -- soon to become an executive at Apple, following Beats' acquisition -- will also be used to help revive Apple marketing efforts. ...
Full article at: MacNN
Jul 14 2014, 3:33pm CDT
A new profile of Apple CEO Tim Cook was published in the New York Times on Sunday, and although the national newspaper of record couldn’t get Cook to speak on the record, it was able to get some interesting details from one of his closest advisors. How much has Apple changed during the Cook era? According to design VP Jony Ive, not a lot: “Honestly, I don’t think anything’s changed” in the three years since Cook took over after former CEO Steve Jobs’ death ...
Full article at: GigaOM
Jun 16 2014, 9:12am CDT
Holdups keep coming with the purchase that will Apple’s largest yet
May 24 2014, 10:51pm CDT