Idol Headlines for 5/9/2014

Apple’s Beats Deal Is All About Bringing Music Mogul Jimmy Iovine Onboard – Apple isn’t buying Beats Entertainment for $3.2 billion — what it is really doing is acqui-hiring Jimmy Iovine. According to a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations, Iovine would leave Universal Music Group, his record label home for more than two decades, to join Apple in an undefined “creative role” as part of a deal for Beats. Iovine, who along with rapper Dr. Dre founded Beats in 2008, is currently the chairman of Universal’s Interscope/Geffen/A&M labels. He is among the most powerful and colorful personalities in the industry, frequently seen in vacation pictures on the Twitter feed of fellow music mogul Irving Azoff. – Read more at Buzzfeed

After the Show: The Top 4 – AMERICAN IDOL SEASON XIII

Daughtry credits teenagers for keeping him humble – WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) – In 2006, a major talent crossed the “American Idol” stage. Fast forward to 2014, and we find Chris Daughtry still as likeable and driven. “We go on tour, we do a record, and we go home. We make kids, we go make a record, go make more kids,”said Daughtry. “It’s been like one thing after another I don’t remember a lot because there’s just been so much going on for the last seven years that I have to be reminded a lot of what we’ve done.” With the release of his forth album, Daughtry returned to SunFest for the second time. “[I’m] Very fortunate that I get to do this for a living. I can call this a job.” – Read more at WFTX

Paul McDonald talks first headlining Huntsville show since ‘American Idol,’ upcoming LP, making music with Nikki Reed after splitting as couple – HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Paul McDonald’s voice sounds as charmingly scruffy on the telephone as it does through a microphone. Having just returned from a five-mile morning run and calling from the patio of his East Nashville apartment, the 29-year-old Huntsville native singer/songwriter sounds particularly psyched about two things: One, the rootsy new music he’s been recording; and two, playing his first headlining hometown show – 7:30 p.m. May 15 at Merrimack Hall – since appearing on “American Idol” in 2011. “Once I did ‘Idol’ I was hooked into that for a couple of years,” McDonald says, explaining the gap, “and then I moved out West to get married and was more into the writing vibe of doing stuff for film and TV. I’m excited to get back in home and remind people I’m still rocking and rolling a little bit.” Hollywood Paul is over… –

ABC Cancels Ryan Seacrest’s ‘Mixology’ – The Ryan Seacrest-produced comedy show — which chronicled the tipsy escapades of a group of people over the course of one night in a bar called The Mix — struggled to catch on with viewers. The show failed to retain viewers from its strong ”Modern Family” lead-in and had low ratings throughout its run, averaging just 1.5 rating in the prime demographic. – Read more at The Wrap

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