Jimmy Iovine Leaving Interscope

Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine And Luke Wood Launch The Beats By Dr. Dre Pill At The Beats Store In Soho, NY

Beats It.

25 years after founding Interscope Records, Jimmy Ivoine will step down as Chairman and CEO later this year. He will be succeed by Interscope’s second in command, John Janick. Iovine will join Apple once they acquire Beats this September. Says Jimmy:

“John Janick has exactly what it takes to lead Interscope Geffen A&M: he started his own label, he understands the art of making records and the unique dynamic between a record label and artist, as well as the enormous responsibility that comes with representing one of the greatest artist rosters ever assembled. It’s always been so important to me to be able to identify and train the right successor, so I’m thrilled to have found John Janick. And during the last few years, as I was preparing John to take the reins, Lucian Grainge was transforming UMG, a transformation that made it possible for me to make this transition knowing that Interscope is in good hands.”

Says Universal Records CEO Lucian Grainge:

“I’m thrilled to announce John Janick’s promotion to Chairman and CEO of IGA.  Since coming to UMG nearly two years ago, he has consistently shown why he is widely regarded as one of the most talented, innovative and entrepreneurial executives in the music business today and will be a key player in the future generation of industry leaders.  John is the ideal executive to be writing the next chapter in IGA’s illustrious history.

What Jimmy has done for IGA and UMG is immeasurable.  I cannot express how enormously grateful I am for both his partnership and his friendship.  While we will miss him as a member of the UMG family, with his appointment at Apple, Jimmy will now be in a position to expand and extend his singular vision and talent, the result of which will, undoubtedly, accelerate the growth of the entire music industry.  We look forward to the next exciting phase of Jimmy’s extraordinary career as that special creative spark Jimmy brings to whatever he touches leads to innovations and advances in entertainment and technology that will delight music fans around the world.”

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  • tha OG

    GOOD he destroyed deathrow records

    • Young fly foreign

      2pac destroyed death row breh!!

      • Ant

        Suge destroyed Deathrow

        • ohWORD

          NIGGAS destroyed deathrow

          • Vurbz Fenomeno

            thus creating the cycle of life…hakunamatata

      • Elproblemo Djblast

        why cuz he died

  • Donn

    IM RICH BIAAATCH!!!!! … – Jimmy (After Apple Deal)

  • Abe6772

    Smartest move in his career

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      Im Rich BITCH!

  • Steve Gonzalez

    nigga we made it!!

  • IamRealTalk-BdotLivesWithDad

    THAT NIGGA CASHED OUT AND DIPPED !!

  • IamRealTalk-BdotLivesWithDad

    FAGGET ASS NIGGA

  • STRIK9

    LOL their talkin like this golden jew made the industry or sumthin! Iovine didint accomplish anything that any other muthafucka couldnt do.Its not like he made or produced music or was an artist of some kind.

    • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

      Damn!!! homie what did Jimmy do to your Moms?!!!? He actually is/was a Music Producer. Some of you are either too young & don’t know any better or are really dumbasses who just want to bitch about anything!!! Which one are you?!?!?!?!!

      • Killyoself Asap

        Really faggot? Name one classic album he’s done? He got into the game because hes a Hebrew. He started in ’72 and one year later he’s in the studio with john Lennon?! All the acts he gets credited with ‘producing’ for were already established artists. He’s as much of a producer as puffy is…

        • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

          faggot??? WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU, DUDES LOVER?!?!?! …WHY DON’T YOU DO AS YOUR NAME SAYS!!!!! 1ST THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRODUCER’S & BEATMAKERS.
          2ND – UNLESS YOU WERE THERE HOW DO YOU KNOWH WHAT HE’S ACTUALLY DONE?!?!!? 3RD I WAS REPLYING TO ANOTHER PERSONS POST, UNLESS YOUR ONE OF THESE MULTIPLE POSTING TROLLS, LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE BEFORE I DROP MY WALLET ON YOU!!!

          • Killyoself Asap

            Go fuck your face, you weak ass sack of shit.

        • BlackAnastasia

          He’s a fake Hebrew.The real Jews are black and are the So called African American.Jimmy iovine knows he’s a fake Jew. Read Rev 2:9 and it proves he’s a fraud then read Jer 14:2 and see what color the real Jews are.

          • Black Star

            True indeed. The real Jews are black all day. That’s actual fact. Now picture how the bible plays out now.

        • Fistacuffs

          You know he founded the whole label right? Meaning it wouldn’t exist if he didn’t create it. Therefore all your favourite artists wouldn’t be where they are today. No Dre, no Em, no Kendrick, no Gaga, no U2, no Nine Inch Nails, no 50, etc. You’re a dumb, ignorant fuck.

          • Killyoself Asap

            He didn’t start aftermath, Dre did.Em and 50 signed to aftermath first. Interscope is just the distributor, you fuckstick.

          • GetReal

            my nigga who did you think had to sign aftermath on the label in the first place smh i swear you new niggas are just flat out retarded

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  • BlueScalise

    Jimmy like fuck ya’ll. Me and my nigger Dre is out this bitch.

  • SmoothG718

    “Niggaz think Jimmy Iovine my boss…..Nigga, FUCK Jimmy Iovine, nigga! I’m from a hundred thirty fourth street, nigga! I AIN’T GOT NO MOTHERFUCKIN BOSS”

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