iHeartMedia publishes financials as CEO ignites Spotify spat
US radio group iHeartMedia has published its latest quarterly financial results, revealing that its revenues grew by 2.4% year-on-year to $913.3m in the second quarter of 2019, including a 32.8% increase in digital revenue....
August 16, 2019
iHeartMedia files for IPO and reveals figures for iHeartRadio
When Music Ally thinks about ideal preparations for going public, bankruptcy protection isn’t high on the list. But US radio group iHeartMedia is trumping our assumptions: this week, it filed to go public, in an IPO that...
April 4, 2019
iHeartMedia boss on streaming: ‘We keep it in perspective’
There’s a view being put about that on-demand music-streaming services will ultimately kill radio – admittedly, it’s being put about mainly by on-demand music-streaming services for now. What do radio moguls think about...
April 3, 2019
iHeartMedia buys Radiojar to power ‘pop-up’ broadcasting
US radio group iHeartMedia has announced its latest acquisition: a Greek company called Radiojar, which offers “a centralised, cloud-based audio playout platform”. According to iHeartMedia, the deal gives it “a platform...
February 27, 2019
Report suggests Liberty Media is eyeing up iHeartMedia
US media group iHeartMedia – which includes radio-streaming service iHeartRadio – filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, and has since been plotting a path to reduce its debts and exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This week,...
December 5, 2018
iHeartMedia buys advertising-tech company Jelli
Music Ally first wrote about US startup Jelli way back in June 2009, when it launched a service that enabled listeners to ‘take over’ radio stations by voting online for what songs they should play next. By 2012...
November 20, 2018
Report claims Apple has explored partnership with iHeartMedia
Apple Music’s involvement with radio is well-known: its Beats 1 station, with its roster of professional DJs and shows hosted by artists. But it seems Apple may be at least considering deepening its involvement in broadcasting,...
November 1, 2018
iHeartMedia is launching its own podcast awards
Every music-streaming service worth its salt wants a catalogue of podcasts in 2018 – and ideally to shout about its association with podcasts too. US radio group iHeartMedia (which owns the iHeartRadio streaming service)...
October 23, 2018
iHeartMedia to acquire podcast publisher Stuff Media
We’re well aware that Spotify, Pandora and other streaming services see podcasts as a new area for competition – and are signing content deals (exclusives included) left, right and centre. But this may be a market ripe...
September 14, 2018
iHeartMedia financials show slight drop in revenues
It’s been a tough time for iHeartMedia, which filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in March this year. Business goes on for the company and its iHeartRadio streaming subsidiary though: it filed its latest quarterly financial...
August 2, 2018
iHeartRadio confirms move into on-demand music-streaming
iHeartMedia has confirmed that it’s following rival Pandora into the on-demand streaming market. In fact, the strategy closely mirrors Pandora’s plans for a mid-tier ‘radio plus’ product and then a full on-demand...
September 26, 2016
iHeartMedia following Pandora into on-demand streaming
Pandora’s intentions to launch a $9.99-a-month on-demand streaming service are well-known, but its main radio rival in the US is now following suit. The New York Post reported that iHeartMedia will announce its own on-demand...
September 21, 2016