Music producer, label executive and headphone scion Jimmy Iovine is now reportedly leaving Apple, according to reports surfacing Thursday. Curiously enough, Iovine was never given a specific title during his time with Apple although it is largely assumed that he is in charge of Apple Music.
Bloomberg says Iovine will most likely not stay even if he gets a juicy offer, as his plans for Apple Music often clash with other execs', including services chief Eddy Cue's.
Before Apple bought Beats, Beats launched a streaming music service of its own that eventually formed the basis of Apple Music.
Under Iovine's leadership, Apple's subscription music-streaming service, Apple Music, moved into video and original programming. A user just needs to activate Siri on iPhone, iPad or Max to identify the music being played.
The music industry icon joined Apple in mid-2014 after the tech titan purchased Beats Electronics for $3 billion. Moreover, 30 million paid subscribers are also contributing to the revenue, and Iovine can surely be credited for some of the connections at least.
He began his career as a recording engineer working on Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" and Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell". In 1990, Iovine founded Interscope Records, which later merged into Vivendi's Universal Music Group, notes CNET.