Tech, music work in harmony in new college programs

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Imagine if Steve Jobs had gone to music school.

That should give students an idea of where college music programs are headed, if they aren't already there.

Last month, it was announced that Andre Young, known by the more colloquial Dr. Dre, and his Beats Electronics business partner Jimmy Iovine, who chairs Interscope Records, would donate $70 million to the University of Southern California to create the first cross-disciplinary academy that would blend music production with entrepreneurship and computer science.

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