Global podcasting platform audioBoom announced that it has created a distribution partnership with iHeartRadio, whereby its on-demand audio programs are exposed to iHeartRadio's millions of listeners.[read more]
Prince’s catalog from Warner Bros is confirmed for release to streaming services on Sunday. NPR received word of the date from Napster, and the songs are expected to be available on most other streaming platforms as well. iHeartRadio has some purple plans for celebration. Universal has secured rights to manage the rest of Prince's catalog.[read more]
Podcast specialist ART19 has entered a partnership that will bring its API (application program interface) to iHeartMedia. ART19’s API will allow its podcast publishers whose shows appear on iHeartRadio to access more advanced data about how people are listening.[read more]
MusicWatch sent RAIN News a pre-release note with results of its 2016 'Music Streaming Wars' study, and found that Pandora was had the largest share of weekly music listening at 28%. YouTube took second place with a 27% share. Both of those figures include the audio companies’ free and paid tiers.[read more]
iHeartRadio has officially launched its two new streaming audio services, rolling them out widely after a month of testing. The two services emerging from beta are iHeartRadio Plus and iHeartRadio All Access Powered By Napster. Both were introduced in December; RAIN News conducted a review of the new features.[read more]
Thrive Global is working with iHeartRadio to produce a podcast on well-being. Thrive is a startup from Arianna Huffington, who recently left her Huffington Post brand to launch this new venture.[read more]
As promised in September, iHeartRadio has launched its two-tiered subscription product: iHeartRadio Plus, and iHeartRadio All Access powered by Napster.
Both are being rolled out in beta today, with a free 30-day trial. The new subscriptions service features two breakthrough functions: replaying and saving songs from live radio.
The reVolver podcast network is making its shows available on iHeartRadio. The company’s programming targets U.S. Hispanic listeners with both English- and Spanish-language content.[read more]
iHeartMedia released financial results for the third quarter. In announcing the results, iHeart’s leadership kept the focus forward on upcoming digital projects. “This quarter, we were excited to announce the reimagining of live radio with our two new subscription services, iHeartRadio Plus and iHeartRadio All Access," Bob Pittman said.[read more]
Today brings an announcement from iHeartRadio that it has hired ex-TheBlaze, ex-TuneIn exec Chris Peterson as Senior Vice President of Podcasting. the announcement was made via an internal company memo. Peterson will oversee iHeartRadio’s overall podcast strategy and grow its profile in the podcast community.[read more]
iHeartRadio shared two announcements about where to tune in to its lean-back digital audio service. It has revised its presence on Xbox One and is part of a family programming service from Samsung.[read more]
iHeartRadio is launching in Canada this month. Plans to go north were first announced in January, when parent company iHeartMedia entered a partnership with Bell Media. Now the pair have set Oct. 10 as the official launch date, but Bell Media is making the service available now as part of a special preview period.[read more]