Apple Music: Iovine apologizes for remarks about women; Adele won’t stream new album

Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine issued an apology for remarks he made about “some women” finding it difficult to find music, Buzzfeed reports. The cringe-inducing moment came while Iovine was on CBS This Morning with Mary J. Blige discussing a new Apple ad featuring Blige alongside actresses Kerry Washington and Taraji P. Henson. “I just thought of a problem,” Iovine said. “Girls are sitting around, talking about boys, right? Or complaining about boys, when they have their heart broken or whatever, and they need music for that, right? And they need music for that. So it’s hard to find the right music. Not everyone has the right list or knows a DJ.” Iovine later said he could have chosen his words better. Iovine added that the company approached Oprah to be a part of the ad campaign, but she declined.
In other Apple Music news, The New York Times reports that Adele won’t be streaming her new album “25” on Apple Music or Spotify. The album debuted today, but isn’t available on streaming services. Sources with direct knowledge of the discussions said Adele was personally involved in the decision to hold the album back. She also withheld her previous album, “21,” from Spotify for more than a year after its release.

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