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Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre

Former Interscope Records boss and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has sold the rights to his back catalog of production royalties to the United Kingdom music publishing company, Hipgnosis. Iovine’s extensive catalog includes works with greats like 50 Cent, Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Eminem, U2, John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen. Results of the deal were not…

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Morning, noon and night, media maven Karen Civil masters the art of social networking, using contemporary media platforms to connect followers, fans and friends around the world. From YouTube to her personal website, KarenCivil.com, Civil shares exclusive content, gives words of advice, and highlights the latest news in pop culture. But dabbling in social media…

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Nearly two years after purchasing Beats Music, Apple, the popular technology brand is shutting down the music streaming service this holiday season. The official shutdown date was announced on the Beats Music support website. The post read: “Beats Music ends on November 30. Your subscription will be cancelled, but you can move your picks and…

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Jay Z’s $56 million bid for Aspiro, a Swedish tech company behind the streaming services Tidal and WiMP, has been accepted by shareholders. At first the minority shareholders initially recommended that the bid be rejected after questioning Jay Z’s plans for international expansion. They also questioned his valuation of the company. However, it appears their…

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Since becoming the richest figure in hip-hop after the deal with Apple for his Beats brand, Dr. Dre has been moving in an entirely different tax bracket than most of his peers. According to TMZ, Dre’s latest multimillion dollar move is unloading his Los Angeles mansion for a whopping $32.5 million. What’s even more impressive…

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This past weekend, word came down that the National Football League agreed to an exclusive deal with Bose headphones that will effectively prohibit its players from being seen with the popular Beats By Dre headphones. While not completely unheard of, the new guidelines put players such as Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman and San Francisco 49ers’…

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Dr. Dre files lawsuit to cease production of knockoff Beats by Dre Dr. Dre takes legal action to stop Chinese vendors from illegally producing counterfeit Beats. According to TMZ, Dre has lost billions due to the sale of Chinese-made knockoffs and it is tarnishing his image, brand and reputation. In the lawsuit filed by Dr.…

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Legendary West Coast hip-hop producer/rapper DJ Quik had to eat his words on social media this week. The Compton native exploded on Twitter after not seeing his music available via Beats By Dre’s BeatsMusic app. Beats By Dre, of course, was created by another legendary hip-hop producer from Compton: Dr. Dre.

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Karen Civil — digital Renaissance woman — is Nipsey Hussle‘s manager and business partner at Marathon Agency. Civil is not only beautiful, but her self-titled brand is a force to reckon with, drawing in excess of 1.2 million monthly visitors. She has built a media empire that starts with Karen Civil, and expands to Live Civil and Civil TV, all under Always Civil Enterprises,…

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Karen Civil, digital renaissance women, manager for Nipsey Hussle and business partner in the Marathon Agency; she is known to interview a celeb or two as she globe trots from one city to the next or one country to another. Civil, has bridged the gap between celebrity and their fans she keeps us up to date…

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While many know of the billion dollar profit Dr. Dre took home after the now historic Beats deal, not many know of Miami Heat superstar Lebron James’ involvement and subsequent earnings from the deal, as well. Though LeBron will only take home a fraction of Dre’s earnings, the $30 million in stock and cash that James…

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Last week, hip-hop superproducer Dr. Dre was reported as becoming hip-hop’s first billionaire following Apple’s purchase of his Beats Electronics headphone brand. Though it was later disputed–Dre reportedly only netted around $800 million from the deal–the news put Dre in a new and even more exclusive economic bracket. The mayor of Compton, California, Aja Brown says she wants to give Dr. Dre a key to the city, according to TMZ.

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  Dr. Dre is arguably the most inactive celebrity on Instagram, but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have some of the best photos with some of the newest most influential names in hip-hop history. The almost billionaire hip-hop mogul is tied to some of the biggest names in hip-hop including Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and…

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Maybe 50 Cent’s departure from Interscope wasn’t as amicable as previously reported. Recently stopping by the “Cosmic Kev” radio show, 50 tells of how his involvement with the SMS Audio brand clashed with Iovine and Dr. Dre’s Beats By Dre brand so much that it began to deteriorate their working relationship: The last communication I had…

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When news broke that 50 Cent had parted ways with Shady, Aftermath, and Interscope Records to go the indie route, it was reported that the split was amicable, but we know sometimes the term “amicable” is used to appear civil and save face. Despite new reports that the clashing of 50’s SMS Audio dealings and…

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Designed exclusively by LeBron James (pictured) and Dr. Dre, the Beats by Dre PowerBeats ($150) deliver premium sound without interruption — that includes staying in your ear. They also double as a hands-free mic for telephone. Sorry, hunk in the ad sold separately.

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