Quantcast
THE CURATION CONVERSATION
Jimmy Iovine Ponders Netflix

In an interview published on Friday with Wired, Apple Music's main creative force, Jimmy Iovine dropped a few hints about where the philosophy of curation may take the tech giant in the future, citing television as a place that could use the same human touch his team has so effectively given to music presentation. 

"We all know one thing, we all have different television delivery systems, don't we all wish that the delivery systems were better, as far as curation and service?" he says. "They're all technically good. And Netflix is starting to cross the code because they're starting to make some original content," he observed. 

But as he often does, Iovine took it all a step further. 

"That box helps you none—it doesn't help," he continued. "You're on your own. And eventually that will catch them, unless somebody digs in and really helps the customer. And entertainment needs that; it needs to live and breathe." 

Although Jimmy conceded he is too busy to expand in that direction at the moment ("I'll tell you man, right now, this [music] is so daunting that I can't even think about anything else.")  this is a significant admission considering that Apple is rumored to be announcing a new version of its Apple TV set-top box later this year.

In other news, Donald Trump demanded an apology from all TV and online outlets for publishing his remarks. He then bled from unspecified orifices.

 

ANOTHER BILLIE BANGER? (UPDATE)
Are you free Wednesday afternoon? (11/12a)
BIEBER BY CHRISTMAS?
How's that for a tease, Bieber Nation? (11/12a)
NEAR TRUTHS: MEET
THE NEW BOSSES
Not the same as the old bosses (11/12a)
CMA CENTERPIECE
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
This sure feels like her moment. (11/12a)
WHO'S GETTING ZERVAS?
It's down to two bidders. (11/12a)
THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS
They'll soon be here, and then we can start obsessing about who'll win.
U.K. SPECIAL
Forget Brexit--it's our yearly survey of doings in Blighty. And if you still can't forget Brexit, try drinking.
ZERVAS STATION
Who's going to land the hottest unsigned property in music?
WEED!
That's what Hollywood smells like. Seriously. 24/7.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)