Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Music Stream Service Receives $60 Million Investment

posted Wednesday March 06 ,2013 at 09:13PM CST | 35 comments

Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Music Stream Service Receives $60 Million Investment

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's latest investment nets some significant capital.

Project "Daisy," a streaming music service that was once internal to headphone and speaker maker Beats Electronics, has received $60 million in investments to launch as its own standalone company.

Tech Crunch reports that Daisy is set to launch in "late 2013" according to a written release from Beats, whose flagship product is Beats By Dre headphones.

Beats co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will partner with Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, who will serve as Daisy's Chief Creative Officer. Topspin founder Ian Rogers will be the company's CEO.

Beats will also incorporate its $14 million acquisition of digital music service MOG, which occurred last year.

Rogers announced the product back in January.

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  • feminem
    Jimmy probably slapping Angus and getting most of the dough, moolah anyway. We all know Dre got played by E, Suge and now Interscoped.
  • Anonymous
    "(Reuters) - Apple Inc has held talks with Beats Electronics LLC, the audio technology firm co-founded by influential hip-hop producer Dr Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine, on a potential partnership involving Beats' planned music-streaming service, three people familiar with the situation told Reuters." ^ you keep waiting for Detox You're going to be the same comment section hater with a product containing Beats Audio streaming Daisy music.
  • Anonymous
    Who cares for Detox. Dre is played out. Also he uses a lot of ghost producers like sam sneed, warren g, denaun porter, above the law etc. Also dude is too old to talk about money bitches and guns, thats lame when your 49 years old
    • Anonymous
      "dude is too old to talk about money bitches and guns, thats lame when your 49 years old" THIS
    • Anonymous
      It doesn't mean you gotta stop getting money, bitches and guns at 49, just stop rappin about it.
    • Anonymous
      49 year old can do what the fuck they want to do. Jerry Buss just died fucking young bitches til the day he died, Hugh Hefner too.
    • Anonymous
      who said he was going to you faggot?
  • gok
    People hate on Jimmy but without his backing Death Row and Aftermath would've never got to where they got. That's mainly why Dre respects him so much. I'm glad that people like Dre are making power moves. Some people on this website would rather see every rapper broke and on the corner rapping about how they're selling a couple of grams to keep their kids fed.
    • Ketchup
      Too right. I couldn't care less if Dre never produces another song let alone mix one, I have more than enough quality music from him that will last me my lifetime. Music is timeless.
  • Anonymous
    I bet these two are sleeping with eachother, I'd love to join in. Money, money, money!
    • dfsabawrtg'#]];.areg]erg]]'df/gda]][
      u faggot ass nigga
    • crisp
      na da boi speak da truth ya na. i seen dem boi in bed ya ere, smokin and chokin to da bed rock ya na ymcbm all day jaja
  • Anonymous
    Jimmy Iovine is laughing his way to the bank making money off all these black people the biggest pimp in music
  • Anonymous
    GIVE ME A CHANCE Youtube is all about finding new artist, & though I been rapping for a while im still consider a new artist. I just want my music heard thats all, im not looking for no record deal, getting famous 'r anything like that.! so please just spare a few sec. to check me out, & if you like what you heard please SUBSCRIBE so ill know you actually listen & support http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzBh55tD_eg
  • Anonymous
    Jimmy is pimping the shit out of his house nigga!!!
  • jscot
    Beats by dre are much bigger than head phones. They have technology in cars, cell phones, lap tops, studios, along with the massively popular head phones. Call em trash or what ever but that name is worth millions. It started with the head phones, now they are expanding becoming a multifaceted company like Bose or a JBL. At the end of the day what's more important than that.
    • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
    Anybody that thinks Beats are better than companies like Bose is retarded. Its all bass. Its more of a fashion statement. A dumbass 200 dollar fashion statement
    • Honey
      If you compare the first 5 year products of Bose compared to Beats by Dre then you can see they have purpose and a good quality product/brand to built upon.
    • Honey
  • Anonymous
    Its a tough market with spotify, pandora for competition. But good luck to Dre. Man is a legend.
  • kent69
    and this ladies & gentleman is what we call a power couple,jigga & Beyounce,will & jada aint got shit on this couple right here.
    • datnigga
      lmao so true. I don't think they know.
  • the real winner here
    Dickriders will say "Rozay/Weezy stay winning." But really, they don't have shit on the good Doctor.
  • -
    all you commenters are giant nerds
    • Anonymous
      You too dumbass!
  • acidrap
    Who cares? More money for that jew bastard.Those headphones sound like shit anyways. Just all bass. You cant mix right with that shit lol!
  • dentaldamboy
    dr dre gets fucked in the ass by jimmy he's a horrible producer and his headphones suck donkey balls he'll never make a hot record nigga bitch
    • Opinionator
      Everyone has a right to there own opinion, you're rights have just been revoked...Bitch ass NIGGGGGGGGGA
    • Anonymous
      how come your boy lil wayne always wearing them beats headphones?
  • Anonymous
    This is why we will never see Detox. Fuck a cd when you're making money on overpriced headphones and investments like this.
  • Anonymous
    the two of them together are worth over a billio dollars, why do they need a 60 million dollar investment from anyone?
    • Anon
    • Mustard
      First rule of business is - never invest your own money (if you can get other peoples).