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May 15, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
Tommy Trojan is tapping the entertainment industry -- again. In years past, the University of Southern California has received large gifts from Hollywood moguls to support its academic programs. In 2006, George Lucas donated $175 million toward the university's film school. In 2012 Robert Zemeckis gave $5 million to help fund a digital arts facility. Now hip-hopper/entrepreneur Dr. Dre (aka Andre Young) and his longtime associate, music mega-producer Jimmy Iovine, are awarding the school $70 million to start up what's being described as an Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.
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March 28, 2014 | By Jason Song
When high school senior Sarah Allen checked her email after lacrosse practice on Thursday, she saw an email from USC with the subject line: "A message from dean Erica Muhl. " Puzzled, the Overland Park, Kan., native opened the email and clicked on the link, which took her to a video message from hip-hopper/entrepreneur Dr. Dre (aka Andre Young) and his longtime associate, music mega-producer Jimmy Iovine. “The Trojan family is excited to offer you a spot in the class of 2018,” Young said as he sat in a music studio.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2001 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Jimmy Iovine isn't normally one to keep quiet about acts he's working with. From his days as an engineer (John Lennon's "Rock 'n' Roll" sessions with Phil Spector) through his production career (Patti Smith, Tom Petty) to his current role as chairman of Interscope Records, he's one of the most visible figures in the music business. But he's stayed under the radar with his latest signing, a Texas quartet with the unwieldy though provocative name ... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Beats Music is bringing more tools for musicians into the fold.  The new music streaming service is acquiring Topspin Media, a company that helps artists promote and sell their music and merchandise to consumers. Ian Rogers, Beats Music's chief executive and the former CEO of Topspin, said the acquisition will help artists connect directly with fans.  PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV "We're committed to establishing Beats Music as a conduit for the artist-fan relationship, a platform where artists have a voice, and a provider of useful data and analytics on how fans interact with artists and their music," Rogers wrote in a blog post on the Beats Music website .  "This acquisition puts our money where our mouth is. " Financial details were not disclosed.  Beats has already integrated some of Topspin's features into its service to let artists update their profiles with photos and merch offers.  Launched in January by Beats Electronics, the headphone company started by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Beats Music offers a variety of ways to help people discover music, including play lists created by artists and taste-maker publications.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2005 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
WHEN I arrived at Jimmy Iovine's office at Universal Music's headquarters in Santa Monica the other day, I realized I'd forgotten something far more important than my reporter's notebook -- a pair of industrial-strength earplugs. When Iovine cranks up the sound system, whether to play a couple of tracks from Eminem's upcoming hits package or a new Mary J. Blige cover of U2's "One," the bass track booms across the room like the space shuttle reentering the atmosphere.
BUSINESS
July 17, 2000 | CHUCK PHILIPS
The $40-billion music industry is in serious trouble, or so says music industry veteran/Internet novice Jimmy Iovine. And the industry has no one to blame but itself. It has been nearly three decades since Iovine broke into the music business engineering and producing hit records for John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith. Now he's back on the cutting edge of the industry running Seagram's nascent Internet effort, Farmclub.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2010 | By Geoff Boucher
Jimmy Iovine, one of the most powerful figures in the music industry, has been lining his walls with gold and platinum records for decades, so when he declares that he's found "the next big thing" it's worth lending an ear. This time, though, his passion project has nothing to do with radio hits or album sales -- and that alone says a lot about the state of the recording industry. Iovine is chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, and he has stars such as U2 and Eminem on speed dial and a career that dates to the 1970s, when he was a recording engineer for John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2006 | Robert Hilburn, Special to The Times
"WHEN I first went into the studio with John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen, I thought making records was going to be fun, like going to a Rolling Stones concert," says Jimmy Iovine, reflecting on his route to becoming a record industry tyco4on. "But fun had nothing to do with it. Fun wasn't even on the menu. "Bruce would spend eight hours trying to write one line of the lyrics to 'Jungleland' and longer on the guitar part to 'Thunder Road.'
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 1993 | ROBERT HILBURN and CHUCK PHILIPS, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic. Chuck Philips writes about pop music for Calendar
Jimmy Iovine, whose credits as a record producer and engineer range from John Lennon to U2, still winces at the humiliation of being turned down by everyone he approached in 1989 to invest in the record company he wanted to start. "People took my calls and they took me to their house for dinner," says the 40-year-old son of a Brooklyn longshoreman. "But I could sense a lot of them thinking, 'He's no record company president . . . he's no David Geffen.'
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
A popular art installation in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor is no longer making waves. A 54-foot rubber duck, designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, started deflating Tuesday, and by Wednesday, the piece looked like a flattened yellow pancake bobbing on the water. “Rubber Duck” was installed May 2 and has since spawned serenades from city officials, choreographed dances by local groups and brisk sales of du ck-related goods. Officials were slow to report that the piece was deflated as part of a planned tuneup, leaving onlookers to wonder if the bird had been a victim of “fowl” play.
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February 26, 2014
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2014 | By Randall Roberts
Twelve songs recorded straight to two-track, the adrenalized country music on "This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983" captures a fiery band at the beginning of its impressive run. The L.A. country rock band, birthed by vocalist Maria McKee and guitarist Ryan Hedgecock, is best known for its run of near-misses (despite being managed by a young Jimmy Iovine) in the mid-'80s, but before signing with Geffen Records it buzzed through town on the wings of McKee's soprano. Recorded in the San Fernando Valley, "This Is Lone Justice" introduces McKee & Co. with a combination of covers and originals.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Bonjour , Kim Kardashian! The new mom hit Paris Fashion Week with beau Kanye West to take in the haute runway shows in the French capital, reportedly leaving their baby girl back home in Los Angeles. "Kim was sad to say goodbye," a source told Us Weekly. "This is the first time she's been away from the baby. " The reality TV starlet, 32, was all pre-baby glam in Par-eeh as she showed off her slimmed-down figure and new blond 'do in a few Instagram pics. That's besides the hotly anticipated new images of the reality TV starlet making the rounds (finally!
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
After another summer filled with rampant speculation, Fox has finally confirmed the ever-changing “American Idol” judges' panel will be a mix of familiar faces from the show. Country statesman Keith Urban, the sole returning judge from last season's revamp, will be joined by pop diva Jennifer Lopez, who reigned on the aging show in 2011 and 2012, and Harry Connick Jr., who has previously mentored contestants. The good? First, those endless reports of who the network was considering can stop (a deal with pop mastermind Dr. Luke reportedly fell apart in the eleventh hour)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
It hasn't even been 24 hours since Candice Glover was crowned the winner of “American Idol” Thursday night, but her new record label has already fired up a supercharged promo machine by quickly announcing details of her debut album. More than 10 years into the Fox singing competition, the winner's post-“Idol” debut is being prepped quicker than ever, with pre-orders already available. Glover's debut, “Music Speaks,” will arrive July 16 - just two months to the date of her “Idol” victory.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
A public memorial for Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who died May 2 at age 49, has been set for May 23 at the Hollywood Palladium, and fans are invited to the free event on a “first-come, first-in” basis, according to event organizers. The Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration is slated to run from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Palladium, which has a capacity of about 4,000. Hanneman started the thrash-metal band in 1981 in Huntington Park with guitarist Kerry King, bassist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo.
BUSINESS
January 25, 2005 | From Dow Jones/Associated Press
Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. said it agreed to an exclusive marketing and promotional alliance with Interscope Records and its chairman, Jimmy Iovine. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed. The New York subscription-based satellite radio broadcaster said Iovine would be a creative advisor in the development of Sirius programming. Interscope, a division of Vivendi Universal's Universal Music Group, will offer marketing and promotional opportunities with its artists.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
A public memorial for Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who died May 2 at age 49, has been set for May 23 at the Hollywood Palladium, and fans are invited to the free event on a “first-come, first-in” basis, according to event organizers. The Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration is slated to run from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Palladium, which has a capacity of about 4,000. Hanneman started the thrash-metal band in 1981 in Huntington Park with guitarist Kerry King, bassist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
Tommy Trojan is tapping the entertainment industry -- again. In years past, the University of Southern California has received large gifts from Hollywood moguls to support its academic programs. In 2006, George Lucas donated $175 million toward the university's film school. In 2012 Robert Zemeckis gave $5 million to help fund a digital arts facility. Now hip-hopper/entrepreneur Dr. Dre (aka Andre Young) and his longtime associate, music mega-producer Jimmy Iovine, are awarding the school $70 million to start up what's being described as an Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
A popular art installation in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor is no longer making waves. A 54-foot rubber duck, designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, started deflating Tuesday, and by Wednesday, the piece looked like a flattened yellow pancake bobbing on the water. “Rubber Duck” was installed May 2 and has since spawned serenades from city officials, choreographed dances by local groups and brisk sales of du ck-related goods. Officials were slow to report that the piece was deflated as part of a planned tuneup, leaving onlookers to wonder if the bird had been a victim of “fowl” play.
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