Los Angeles Music News: Dre and Iovine’s New Academy


Check out this cool news clip from the LA music scene: Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are setting up a new academy at USC. Click the link at the end to catch the full article.


Music industry executive Jimmy Iovine and the hip-hop star Dr. Dre are donating $70 million for USC to create a new academy for students “who challenge conventional views of art and industry.” The unveiling will officially be tomorrow at Interscope Geffen A&M Records in Santa Monica, where Iovine is chairman. But USC put out the release tonight. Last week, USC announced it had lured away UCLA's Laboratory of Neuro Imaging and top scientists Arthur Toga and Paul Thompson to the USC Keck School of Medicine.

From tonight's flackage:

The duo’s gift will establish the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, an exceptional environment for those rare undergraduate students whose interests span fields such as marketing, business entrepreneurship, computer science and engineering, audio and visual design and the arts. This program will prepare them to become a new generation of inspired innovators.

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