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Jimmy Iovine

James "Jimmy" Iovine ( /ˈaɪ.əviːn/; Italian pronunciation: [ˈjovine]; born March 11, 1953) is an American music producer, entrepreneur and chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M. Born in Brooklyn in an Italian-American family, Iovine began his career as a recording engineer in the mid-1970s, working with Raspberries, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen and Jonathan Liberato. He went on to produce albums for U2 (Rattle & Hum), Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Stevie Nicks, Golden Earring, Simple Minds, Dire Straits, Flame (featuring Marge Raymond, Jimmy Crespo, Bob Leone, and others), and Patti Smith. Iovine established Interscope Records in 1990 with the release of Gerardo's Mo' Ritmo. It went on to become Interscope-Geffen-A&M following Universal's acquisition of PolyGram when Iovine was named co-chairman; in 2001, he became chairman. He is credited with having given Eminem's demo tape to Dr. Dre, who signed him to his Aftermath label. In 2002, Iovine co-produced the hit Eminem movie 8 Mile and in 2004, he and Paul Rosenberg signed a first look deal with Paramount Pictures and MTV Films for their Interscope/Shady/Aftermath banner. Iovine co-produced the first film under the deal, Get Rich or

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