Earlier this week, we wrote about Clear Channel’s deal with The Echo Nest to bring personalised radio features into its iHeartRadio service (Bulletin, 7-Sep-11). Now it’s launched the new beta version, enabling us to see exactly what the partnership means. And? Well, as expected it’s aiming straight for Pandora, adding ‘user-created custom stations’ to the existing 800 live broadcast radio stations available in iHeartRadio. As the email to journalists from Clear Channel claims: “A massive catalog of more than 11 songs and 400,000 artists offers more than 10 times the number of songs offered by Pandora. In fact, iHeartRadio’s library contains more albums than Pandora’s does songs.” Consider battle joined. People can Like the brand on Facebook to get access to the beta now: the new iHeartRadio iPhone app will be available for iOS on Monday 12 September, with Android to follow later. Clear Channel is hoping to build on the existing success of the non-personalised iHeartRadio, which has generated 34 million app downloads and accounts for 50 million listening hours a month. Source: Clear Channel

Like what you’ve read here? This is just a snippet from our subscription service.

Our subscribers get the most important digital music news and analysis delivered to them every morning and full reports every week plus access to a massive archive of data and previous reports.

For a free two week trial of Music Ally, sign up here. No strings attached – we promise!

Visited 1 times, 1 visit(s) today
EarPods and phone

Tools: platforms to help you reach new audiences

Tools: Kaiber

In the year or so since its launch, AI startup Kaiber has been making waves,…

Read all Tools >>

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *