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Behind the Scenes, a Frontman Awaits a Payday
by Daniel Roberts, Fortune
By now, you've heard about all the money that Dr. Dre stands to pocket when the alleged Apple buyout is announced. What you may not know is that another popular musician stands to pocket a handsome sum as well. William Adams, aka will.i.am, is an equity partner in Beats Electronics and has lent a hand toward the brand's rise over the last few years. Fortune's Daniel Roberts takes a look at Mr. Adams' tech ventures and his relationship with the headphone maker -- the latter of which could spell a big payout for the artist/businessman.