All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘beats’

Apple Is Working Hard to Kill Spotify’s Free Tier: Report

Apple knows it’s going to be an uphill climb when it relaunches its Beats-based music streaming service this summer – and the company may be taking some rather direct measures to cripple the competition. According to a report from The Verge, Apple has been attempting to convince the major record labels to stop licensing their music to the likes of …

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Dr. Dre Is The Highest Paid Musician Of 2014

Rapper and producer Dr. Dre raked in an estimated $620 million in 2014, making him the highest-paid musician this year, ahead of Beyonce Knowles, who earned a measly $115 million, by comparison. Dre, born Andre Romelle Young, made his 2014 millions through the sale of his bass-heavy Beats Electronics line of headphones and speakers to Apple Inc. for roughly $3 …

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Colin Kaepernick Fined for Wearing Beats Headphones

It looks like we have our first victim of the NFL’s Beats by Dre headphones ban. The NFL has fined San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick $10,000 for donning a pair of pink Beats headphones at his post-game press conference on Sunday. #49ers QB Colin Kaepernick still rocking Beats by Dre headphones after beating #KCChiefs pic.twitter.com/A5Hh4uVaWn — Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) …

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Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers Will Reportedly Run iTunes Radio

As you may know, Apple has officially completed its acquisition of Beats after winning regulatory approval earlier this week. The Wall Street Journal is now reporting, citing people familiar with the matter, that Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers will oversee iTunes Radio. The report says: Rogers, a former Yahoo executive, will run both teams to create cohesion in Apple’s streaming-music …

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Apple Excitedly Welcomes Beats ‘To The Family’

Apple’s acquisition of Beats is officially official. The company even put out an extra special landing page welcoming the team to the Apple family. Most of its acquisitions are barely even acknowledged. Welcome to the family—Jimmy, Dre, Luke, Ian and the entire beats team! http://t.co/qECVlXlYQZ — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 1, 2014 Apple’s “welcome to the family” message says: Today we …

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Apple Gets EU Approval For Beats Acquisition, Is Reportedly About To Buy Swell

Apple’s acquisition of Beats has gained approval from the European Commission. The Commission concluded that the combination of these businesses does not raise any competition concerns because their combined market share is low, and because the two companies themselves aren’t “close competitors”. The headphones offered by each company, the Commission said, differ “markedly in functionality and design”. Also, it noted, …

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Beats Headphones Banned at World Cup, But That’s Not All Bad from a Marketing Standpoint

You won’t see any stars wearing Beats by Dre headphones on the pitch or at press conferences during the 2014 World Cup, but that doesn’t mean that Beats aren’t enjoying a nice marketing opportunity. As Reuters reports, FIFA has banned the on-field use of Beats headphones, due to a licensing agreement with rival Sony. But Beats has the support of …

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Trent Reznor Will Remain With Beats Music

Trent Reznor is not leaving the Beats Music company. Last week, Apple announced that they would be purchasing Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion, and founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre would be joining the company. However, there was speculation that the company’s chief creative officer Reznor would not be following and was reportedly leaving the company. Despite …

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Apple Officially Announces Beats Acquisition

You knew it was coming, but now it’s official. Apple just made the announcement that it has agreed to acquire Beats Music and Beats Electronics. Co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will be joining the company. The price is approximately $2.6 billion and approximately $400 million that will vest over time. “Music is such an important part of all of …

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Apple Is Buying Beats Because It Has an Assload of Money (Says Funny or Die)

The big rumor in the tech world this week is that Apple is in talks to acquire Beats Electronics, makers of the Beats by Dre headphones and recent launcher of a streaming music service. The news came out of left field, and left many analysts scrambling to figure out just what the hell was going on. Beats is a very …

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Dr. Dre Beats Deal: An Apple For Dre Keeps The Dr. Well Paid

Those who “forgot about Dre”, will remember him well after his recent Beats deal with Apple When he and Interscope buddy Jimmy Iovine came up with the idea for the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones in 2008, the invention was meant to supplant those god awful ear buds that come with your ipod. The still sought after headphones continue to …

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Apple Said To Be Close To Acquiring Beats For $3.2 Billion (Plus An Awesome Video With Dre Celebrating With Tyrese Gibson)

Apple is said to be in talks to buy Beats Electronics (of Beats by Dre fame) for $3.2 billion, which would be Apple’s largest-ever acquisition and make Dr. Dre the richest rap star in the world, according to Forbes. He’s already buying Tom Brady’s mansion in L.A. The acquisition news comes from the Financial Times, which reports that the deal …

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