Liberty Media offers $1.16bn for 40% iHeartMedia stake
US radio group iHeartMedia is battling to restructure its debts in order to avoid bankruptcy, and its latest potential saviour is a fascinating one: Liberty Media. That’s the same Liberty Media that’s the majority...
February 28, 2018
iHeartRadio hits new milestone, but user signups have slowed
Personal radio service iHeartRadio has announced its latest milestone, although frustratingly as ever it focuses on registered users, rather than active listeners. More than 110 million people have now registered for iHeartRadio’s...
January 9, 2018
iHeartRadio launches entertainment show on Facebook
The latest music brand looking to make use of video on Facebook is iHeartRadio. The US streaming service has launched a TV-style chat-show called ‘iHeartNow with Elvis Duran’, fronted by one of its most popular DJs. The...
October 2, 2017
Looking back and ahead, indie labels preach the gospel of patience
If nothing else, the 2017 edition of A2IM’s Indie Week—a gathering on New York City’s Lower East Side of over 800 representatives across the indie music spectrum, from labels and publishers to distributors, streaming...
June 20, 2017
iHeartRadio reaches 100m registered-users milestone
iHeartRadio has announced its latest milestone: 100 million registered users, with the last 10 million having been added since August 2016. That means the radio-streaming service is adding around 1.4 million new registrations...
March 24, 2017
Pandora narrowly beats YouTube for US music listening
Pandora accounted for 28% of weekly music-streaming listening in 2016, just ahead of YouTube’s 27% share. That’s according to research firm MusicWatch’s end-of-year analysis, which relies on combining listening on Pandora’s...
January 23, 2017
7digital’s Pete Downton talks Musical.ly, Echo and hi-res music
“The headline figures are hugely encouraging. It’s the first time I can recall where the industry is no longer just focusing on replacing lost physical sales with digital revenues. It’s now got a very clear path to...
January 6, 2017
Napster will power iHeartRadio’s on-demand music service
Earlier this year, iHeartMedia announced plans to add two new subscription tiers to its iHeartRadio streaming service. Yesterday, they went live in beta. Like rival Pandora, the new subscription tiers include a $4.99-a-month...
December 2, 2016
Now iHeartRadio is launching a music app for kids
WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?! Actually, quite a few music services are doing just that. iHeartRadio is the latest, with the launch of its iHeartRadio Family app for iOS and Android. Launched as a partnership...
November 11, 2015
iHeartRadio launches on Snapchat as Warner Music is pushed out
Snapchat has updated its Discover portal by adding both iHeartRadio and BuzzFeed but – seemingly in a one in, one out strategy – it is dropping Yahoo and Warner Music Group. Discover lets partners share up to 20 stories...
July 28, 2015
Bose planning to launch streaming music service
Streaming services like Spotify and Deezer are mustard-keen to sign partnership deals with hi-fi makers, but the latter companies may have their own streaming ambitions too. Latest in that group is Bose, which is interesting...
December 24, 2014