Officiellt att Apple köper upp Beats Electronics

Dr Dre och Jimmy Iovine får chefspositioner inom Apple-koncernen.


Efter flera veckor av rykten och mediaspekulation bekräftade elektronikjätten Apple att man köpt upp Beats Electronics för ca 3 miljarder dollar. I ett pressmeddelande skriver Apple:

Apple® today announced it has agreed to acquire the critically acclaimed subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio software. As part of the acquisition, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple. Apple is acquiring the two companies for a total of $3 billion, consisting of a purchase price of approximately $2.6 billion and approximately $400 million that will vest over time.



När Jimmy Iovine nu lämnar Interscope Records tar 36-årige John Janick över posten. Skivbolagsveteranen har bara lovord för sin efterträdare:


“John Janick has exactly what it takes to lead Interscope Geffen A&M: he started his own label, he understands the art of making records and the unique dynamic between a record label and artist, as well as the enormous responsibility that comes with representing one of the greatest artist rosters ever assembled.”