Who is Jimmy Iovine?
Jimmy Iovine is an American record producer and the co-founder of Interscope Records. Iovine and rapper-producer Dr. Dre founded Beats Electronics in 2006.
Dr. Dre produces audio products and operated a now-defunct music streaming service and was purchased by Apple Inc. for $3 billion in May 2014.
Jimmy Iovine Age
Iovine was born on 11 March, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S. He is 66 years old as of 2019.
Jimmy Iovine Family
Iovine was born to an Italian working-class family. He was born to a secretary mother and Vincent “Jimmy” Iovine who worked in the docks as a longshoreman. His father’s death and love for Christmas inspired him to record A Very Special Christmas in 1985.
Iovine schooled at a Catholic school in Brooklyn. He then graduated from the since-closed Bishop Ford Central Catholic HS and then went on to attend New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He was a college dropout at 19 years old. Iovine was then introduced to music production after he met a songwriter who then got him a job cleaning a recording studio and began working as a studio professional around 1972. Since he started his career, Jimmy has taken part in the production of more than 250 albums.
Stevie Nicks Jimmy Iovine
He entered into a relationship with singer Stevie Nicks while producing her album Bella Donna. The couple then split in 1982. Stevie had written the song “Straight Back”, which was included in the Fleetwood Mac album Mirage, about him.
To Nicks, Jimmy was an inspiration for one of her signature songs, Edge of Seventeen and according to her his despondence from the death of his good friend John Lennon overwhelmed Nicks. This finally led to the end of their relationship.
Jimmy Iovine Wife
For 24 years, Iovine was married to writer, lawyer, and model Vicki Iovine. Iovine and Vicki have four children together.
Jimmy Iovine Liberty Ross
Iovine started dating model and actress Liberty Ross in 2014. The couple got married in front of their Malibu beach house on Valentine’s Day, 2016, with their friends and family in attendance. Sean Combs (P.Diddy) remarked on the wedding saying it was “the blackest wedding with a Rabbi [he had] ever seen!”
Jimmy Iovine Kids
Iovine has two daughters and two sons with previous wife Vicki; Jade Iovine, Jeremy Iovine, Jessica Iovine, and James Iovine.
Interscope Records Jimmy Iovine
Iovine co-founded Interscope Records in 1990. In 1999, he became Interscope Geffen A&M after a merger.
He was responsible for providing distribution, initial funding, and financial oversight for the highly successful Death Row Records hip-hop label in the 1990s. The label operated as a subsidiary of his company Interscope and was also largely responsible for Interscope’s initial platinum selling chart successes throughout the 1990s, later launching the company into greater success in the 2000s with platinum artists like Eminem and 50 Cent.
Jimmy Iovine Tupac
In 1991, Jimmy then signed Tupac Shakur to a recording contract as one of the first hip-hop acts on the Interscope label.
Dr Dre Jimmy Iovine
Iovine teamed up with Dr. Dre to co-found Beats By Dr. Dre, a headphones brand in 2008, and by 2012, it had captured 20 percent market share of the headphones industry. Jimmy announced the expansion of the Beats brand into the online digital music world with Daisy, a new service slated to launch in late 2013.
The former Topspin Media executive Ian Rogers and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor were said to be involved.
Jimmy Iovine Apple
Apple Inc. announced the acquisition of Beats Electronic on May 28, 2014. Iovine was hired to assume an undisclosed position at Apple where he helped in the creation of Apple Music.
Jimmy Iovine American Idol
He was a mentor on Fox’s American Idol from 2011 to 2013 and his protégés—Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, and Candice Glover—release their music through Interscope. He stopped working with the show in mid-2013.
Jimmy Iovine HBO
HBO ran a four-part documentary about Jimmy Iovine’s relationship with Dr. Dre and other musicians titled The Defiant Ones in July 2017.
Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy
With Dr. Dre, Iovine donated a $70 million endowment to the University of Southern California to create the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. The academy’s first class began in September 2014 with 31 students.
Jimmy Iovine Net Worth
Iovine has an estimated net worth of $800 million.
Jimmy Iovine Quotes
- You try to do the best with what you’ve got and ignore everything else. That’s why horses get blinders in horse racing: You look at the horse next to you, and you lose a step.
- Beats succeeded because, as music lovers, we knew oscilloscopes don’t buy headphones – people do.
- Just because you did something once doesn’t mean anything. You have to be willing in your heart to begin again every day. The minute I’m not willing to do that, I will retire.