Jimmy Iovine Blasts Apple Earbuds, Spotify At Code Conference

Jimmy Iovine announced that he's leaving Interscope Records now that Apple purchased Beats Electronics.

Jimmy Iovine, whose Beats Music launched its music streaming service earlier this year, said yesterday that rival Spotify is underperforming.

“Spotify should have 10 million people in America” alone, he said at the Code conference in California yesterday (May 28), according to The New York Times. Spotify has 10 million paying customers worldwide.

Yesterday, it was reported that Beats’ subscription-based streaming music service has 111,000 subscribers. Beats’ low number of subscribers reportedly resulted in Apple lowering its purchase price of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's Beats Electronics and Beats Music from $3.2 billion to $3 billion.

Iovine also said at the conference that the earbuds that come with Apple’s iPods are substandard. “You listen to Apocalypse Now,” he said, "and a helicopter sounds like a mosquito.”

Yesterday, Jimmy Iovine announced that he is stepping down as Chairman and CEO of Interscope Records. 

The news comes on the heels of the announcement of Apple’s $3 billion purchase of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s Beats Electronics, which was also announced yesterday.

John Janick will replace Iovine. Janick has been named chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M, while Iovine will become an Apple executive.

RELATED: Jimmy Iovine Departs Interscope Records


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    He looks like a snake with that sneaky smile.

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  • Anonymous

    my apple earbuds are trash but atleast i didnt pay $200 for them they were free with some shit i bought like 5 years ago.

  • greeneyes

    And BEATS sounds good? OMG give me a break. They need to listen to some good headphones, Bose comes to mind...

  • Anonymous

    Fuckin dirty jew

  • GrinchGang

    You can use beats music for free you just keep doing free trials

  • VinDieselanaJones Da Butt Pirate Gangsta

    Apple headphones make helicopters sound like mosquitoes? So hes going to replace them with Beats headphones? Shenanigans, freal Beats headphones are terrible. Nice scam to sell Apple them shits though.

  • Anonymous

    he only sounds like a douche because you don't know any better, he's probably speaking on how apple is already cost cutting on the product, but bitches like you don't pay attention

  • Anonymous

    Congrats... get the money. I'm getting sick of all these haters.

  • J

    Did you ever think he wasn't a douche? and the fact that Spotify has 10 million PAID subscribers is fantastic considering you only need to subscribe if you want to listen to the music on mobile devices. I am one of the many i know that use spotify free only on the pc.

    • Jay

      J, you can't have free spotify on your PC and have premium on your devices unless you're using separate accounts. Your premium status on mobile devices will apply to PC as well.

  • JhonDaAnalyst

    Steve Jobs is turning over in his grave right now..........

  • Jimmy Jackwood

    Jimmy Iovine sounds like a douchebag right now.

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