Jimmy Iovine Joins Live Nation’s Board of Directors

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine

Live Nation Entertainment has added music vet Jimmy Iovine to the concert promoter’s board of directors.

Iovine serves as an independent director of the board, and will help Live Nation as it seeks new ways to attract and engage live music fans.

The appointment comes as Live Nation recently paired up with Vice Media to launch a new entertainment destination for music programming that’s set to debut in early 2015.

In May, Apple bought Beats Electronics, the headphone and music streaming company that Iovine created with Dr. Dre in 2006.

Iovine, who has an undisclosed senior role at Apple as a result of the $3 billion purchase of Beats, long ago cemented his place in the music biz as an entrepreneur: In 1990 he co-founded Interscope Records, which later became Interscope Geffen A&M after a merger in 1999.

“Jimmy is an extraordinarily gifted arbiter of culture who understands brands and creating compelling new products and services. He will add an important voice to our board of directors as we look to continue to accelerate Live Nation’s growth plans,” said Greg Maffei, chairman of the Live Nation board of directors.

Michael Rapino, president and CEO of Live Nation, said Iovine “has been at the forefront of innovation in the entertainment industry for decades, and as an entrepreneur, he has combined business inventiveness and marketing prowess with a deep understanding of the music fan to develop and deliver some of the most sought after artist-oriented consumer products and experiences.”

Meanwhile, Iovine, said Live Nation, which also owns Ticket Master, “has put together the right management team and incredible assets to really be effective in the new music economy.”

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    1. Wellington Cousins says:

      1990-1991 @ CLUB GLAM SlaM, as Dr. Dre sat to our left in our drivers seat in one Mercedes Benz 190e he was interjected with the words “F*ck That” and then told “In the FUTURE the way you Sound in the Studio” was to be put into the Mercedes Car Stereo , the Sony Walkman and the Panasonic Car Phone upon the floor of that vehicle. We had listened to Dr. Dre and TOLD him while swiping our left hand as a “Price is Right” hand model across the center console. Dr. Dre’s mouth flung WIDE OPEN and just said “DUHAYMMnnn!!!” as these advents were NEWS to Andre. We shook hands on it and took pictures, and throughout many years of our lifetime we continued to remind Dr. Dre that he was To Do these things, we also utilized Interscope Records 1800 – number divulging to key personnel of what of us was FOR Dr. Dre and how Dr. Dre had been TOLD prior at CLUB GLAM SLAM in 1990-1991. A cassette tape single with “Gangsta Party and Hit em Up” was sent to us in the mail as we were priveleged to precede all radio. In accord with this treatment, our last meeting with Dr. Dre was backstage at N.B.C. in New York as Dr. Dre performed “Been there done That” on Saturday Night Live. Backstage with four in my company against the “plus one” of our liasons guest list we got to see, and TOLD Dre to DO, OUR thing and to TELL any of the many “of business” appearing men there dressed in black suits what you have. We were shown a man whom our liason called ” the owner”, this must have been “Jimmy Iovene”. …Our reasons for interjecting what Dr. Dre had to say that morning in 1990-1991 have been kept private as (Dr. Dre is CLEAR). We are immitated by Jimmy Iovene on “The Tanning Effect pt. 3 Steve Stoute Jimmy Iovene interview on you tube. On the Steve Stoute WILL-I-AM interview pt. 3 on you tube this individual pretends involvement as well.. Our “the way you Sound in the studio” words to Dr. Dre have been used by 50 cent as well. The GOOGLE post of a “Self Proclaimed Inventor of Beats by Dre….” has a Steven Lamar stating he had a “vision” as he sat in a car with Jimmy Iovene, this is for YOUR entertainment purposes ONLY. He was given “Declaratory Relief” and is believed (as he’d logically prefer) to be the creator of this that has become called “Beats by Dre”. In 1990-1991 Dr. Dre was TOLD by us as well that, “…muthaf*ckas is gonna be wearin this sh*t and don’t even got it plugged into nuffin’…”.

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