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  • iHeartRadio launches on-demand music plans starting at $4.99 a month

    iHeartRadio launches on-demand music plans starting at $4.99 a month

    A few months ago, iHeartRadio announced that it would be adding paid subscriptions for on-demand music. Today it’s releasing more details about its plans — and launching beta versions of those paid offerings. iHeartMedia, the company behind iHeartRadio, has its roots in traditional radio (it owns 858 stations), and until now, the app was largely a way for you to listen to radio on… Read More

  • iHeartRadio will launch two paid, on-demand music services

    iHeartRadio will launch two paid, on-demand music services

    iHeartRadio could be getting more competitive with on-demand music services like Apple Music and Spotify next year. Launched by the radio and media company Clear Channel (which has since rebranded as iHeartMedia), iHeartRadio gives users the ability to listen to broadcast radio on their computers and phones, as well as listening to online stations designed around specific musical… Read More

  • BMW announces Android app integration

    BMW announces Android app integration

    BMW was among the first auto manufacturers to introduce integration with iPhones in 2011. Now, five years later, the company has at last announced at the New York International Auto Show that BMW Apps will integrate with Android devices. The first three apps to work with the iDrive system in the 2016 BMW 7 Series are all about the music: iHeartRadio, Pandora and Spotify. So far, it’s… Read More

  • iHeartMedia Launches A New, Kid-Focused Radio App

    iHeartMedia Launches A New, Kid-Focused Radio App

    iHeartMedia, maker of the iHeartRadio streaming music app, is launching a new app called iHeartRadio Family. The app includes music and radio stations selected specifically for kids ages four to eleven, and it was created in partnership with children’s retailer Build-A-Bear Workshop — there will be a Build-A-Bear Workshop Radio station, along with stations like tied to popular… Read More

  • Jelli Raises $21M From Intel, iHeartMedia, UMG And More For Its “AdWords For Audio” Platform

    Jelli Raises $21M From Intel, iHeartMedia, UMG And More For Its “AdWords For Audio” Platform

    Jelli, makers of an ad platform for radio broadcasters to digitise how they fill space on their airwaves — think “AdWords for audio” — has raised a $21 million round of funding to grow its business as it prepares to expand to other kinds of audio services — specifically streamed music. The Series B round comes from a mix of strategic backers and top shelf VCs… Read More

  • iHeartRadio Has Grown To 70M Registered Users

    iHeartRadio Has Grown To 70M Registered Users

    Services like Pandora, Spotify and whatever Apple is working on tend to get most of the headlines, but iHeartRadio says it has been building a big audience of its own — specifically 70 million registered users. The streaming music service was created by radio giant Clear Channel, which rebranded as iHeartMedia last year. iHeartRadio allows users to listen to live radio stations, as well… Read More

  • Bob Pittman on Android Wear and IHeartMedia's Future

    iHeartMedia CEO On The Rebranding From Clear Channel

    Clear Channel has been quietly transforming for the past few years into a true platform, where live events, broadcast radio and digital products are combined and cross-promoted to give consumers total access to the music and talk radio that they love. To reflect that transition, the company rebranded to iHeartMedia. We sat down with CEO Bob Pittman to discuss the decision and better… Read More

  • Clear Channel Says Its iHeartRadio Service Has 50M Registered Users

    Clear Channel Says Its iHeartRadio Service Has 50M Registered Users

    Clear Channel-owned Internet radio service iHeartRadio, is announcing today that it has grown to 50 million registered users. The service allows users to listen to live radio broadcasts, so in some ways it’s traditional radio’s attempt to repackage itself for new devices and platforms. Brian Lakamp, Clear Channel’s president of digital, said that since the current… Read More

  • iHeartRadio Taps BandPage To Give Artists Control Over Their Profile Info

    iHeartRadio Taps BandPage To Give Artists Control Over Their Profile Info

    iHeartRadio, the streaming radio product owned by Clear Channel, has today announced integration with BandPage to bring artist profile data to the service. BandPage offers musicians and artists an easy way to create and sync profile websites, including widgets, to offer listeners access to bios, photos, tour dates, etc. BandPage currently has over 500,000 artists on the platform. Read More

  • iHeartRadio Expands Automotive Availability

    iHeartRadio Expands Automotive Availability

    Today Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio is expanding platform availability in the automotive realm. The company, which offers streaming internet radio to over 40 million registered users, is pushing into new territories by integrating with Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, and Kia automobiles. As it stands, iHeartRadio is already available in various Chrysler, Ford, GM, Lexus, Lincoln, Nissan and… Read More

  • Here Are 2013′s Most Popular Tunes, According To Our Informal Survey Of Music Startups

    Here Are 2013′s Most Popular Tunes, According To Our Informal Survey Of Music Startups

    As we head into the last leg of 2013, you may find yourself misty-eyed, staring out the window and listening a mashup of this year’s biggest musical hits. It was a good year, and not just because One Direction decided to make a fragrance. So to celebrate, I turned to a few music services to see what their users were listening to most this year. Read More

  • iHeartRadio Tops 40 Million Registered Users

    iHeartRadio Tops 40 Million Registered Users

    iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s digital radio service, has today announced that it has topped 40 million registered users and 260 million downloads since relaunching in 2011. Though the milestone is significant, it’s worth noting that these are registrations and not monthly or daily active users. According to the company, this growth rate is second only to Instagram among top… Read More

  • Aussie App Omny Is Heading To The U.S. To Be An All-Purpose, Personalized Radio

    Aussie App Omny Is Heading To The U.S. To Be An All-Purpose, Personalized Radio

    After delivering audio versions of blog articles to the busy masses through SoundGecko, Australian startup 121cast is back with a new service that creates personalized radio stations for users. It’s called Omny, and after a soft launch in the land down under this week, the team is shooting to bring it to the States in the next few months. Read More

  • Clear Channel Launches iHeartRadio Talk, Letting Everyone From Jimmy Kimmel To Joe Six Pack Be Heard

    Clear Channel Launches iHeartRadio Talk, Letting Everyone From Jimmy Kimmel To Joe Six Pack Be Heard

    iHeartRadio is launching into the wide world of talk radio, with iHeartRadio Talk. Along with featuring content (which iHeartRadio calls audiosodes) from top national and local talk personalities such as The Huffington Post, Ryan Seacrest, Univision, and the Wall Street Journal, iHeartRadio will also allow any one in the world to upload their own audiosode through Spreakr. Spreakr is a… Read More

  • 180M Downloads Later, iHeartRadio Migrates To Windows Phone 8

    180M Downloads Later, iHeartRadio Migrates To Windows Phone 8

    After topping 180 million downloads, the iHeartRadio app is finally migrating over to the Windows Phone 8 platform. Starting today, iHeartRadio enthusiasts toting a WP8-powered handset will have access to iHeartRadio’s music streaming service. This includes access to over 1,500 live stations from across the U.S., along with user-created custom stations that feature more than 400,000… Read More

  • iHeartRadio Copies Songza’s Music Concierge Feature

    iHeartRadio Copies Songza’s Music Concierge Feature

    Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio launches a new feature today called “Perfect for.” Available on iHeartRadio’s website and in its mobile apps, the company has shamelessly copied Songza‘s popular music concierge feature. Every step of the user experience is exactly the same, which mainly means that Songza is doing something right. Read More