Jimmy Iovine to Leave Apple Music in August: Report

Jimmy Iovine to Leave Apple Music in August: Report

 

Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is said to leave Apple’s music streaming service in August, the Billboard magazine reported on Thursday, citing sources.

Iovine is best known as the co-founder of Interscope Records, a rap music pioneer that branched out to include artists like Lady Gaga and U2.

Iovine’s departure is likely timed to his Apple shares fully vesting, according to the report.

“It is unclear whether Apple might replace Iovine, who never took a specific title at the company,” the report added.

The former Interscope CEO joined Apple in 2014 after the iPhone maker bought Beats Electronics, the audio technology firm co-founded by influential hip-hop producer Dr Dre and Iovine, for $3 billion (roughly Rs. 19,000 crores).

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