Report: Jimmy Iovine To Leave Apple Music In August

Jimmy Iovine is set to leave Apple Music in August, according to multiple reports online.

While his alleged exit has yet to be confirmed by himself or anyone at Apple, sources tell Bloombergthatthe Interscope co-founder’sdeparture is timed with him getting his final paycheck for the Beats Entertainment deal.

Iovine and Dr. Dre, his long-time business partner, teamed with Apple after the technology giant purchased the pairs Beats Electronics and Beats Music brand for $3 billion in 2014.

Since then, Iovine has helped steer Apple Music, the companys subscription-based streaming servicethatApple reportshasmore than 30 million paying subscribers worldwide.

When asked in a September interview with Billboard what he wants to do after Apple Music, Iovine replied: Im 64 years old. I have no idea. Theres just a problem here that needs some sort solution, and I want to contribute to it. Goldman Sachs may think its solved, but I dont. Were not even close.”

In the same interview, he shot down the idea ever returning to the record business.

“Not a chance. I can help from here. I cant help from there,” he explained. “Let them make the music exciting and interesting. We will try to do everything that we can to create content around it, and make the delivery it as exciting as possible.”

Neither Iovine, nor Apple, have yet to publicly comment on the reports.