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J Balvin preps ‘Futurum’ VR concert with Meta and iHeartRadio

Latin American star J Balvin is prepping his own 'VR concert experience' in partnership with Meta and iHeartRadio.
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Metaverse music: The Sandbox, iHeart-Fortnite and… M&Ms?

The metaverse continues to be a hive of activity for music artists and brands. Three stories offer a snapshot of what's happening.
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Some iHeartMedia staff furloughed as CEO foregoes his salary

Last week, we reported on US radio, live and streaming group iHeartMedia withdrawing its financial guidance for 2020 and drawing on $350m of a pre-agreed credit facility to tide it through the coronavirus pandemic. However,...
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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...
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LiveXLive gets livestreaming rights to iHeartRadio events

US firm LiveXLive has bagged the rights to live-stream 17 of US radio group iHeartMedia’s events this year, including various festivals, as well as licensing and streaming rights for some smaller events like album launches...
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Streaming services reveal their top music of 2018

Trees are appearing in lounges; Mariah Carey is creeping up the charts; and the big music-streaming services are revealing their top artists and tracks of the year. It must be nearly Christmas… Yesterday saw Spotify,...
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iHeartRadio gets a $14.99-a-month family plan

Family plans have played a role in the growth of Spotify and Apple Music’s subscriber numbers, so it’s no surprise that they’ve been spreading to those streaming services that didn’t already have multi-user...
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Sandbox Issue 214: Radio Ahead. Pitching to the non-traditional radio giants

Lead: In the good old days, you could just employ a plugger to get your songs played on radio (or, if you had deep pockets and shallow morals, you could engage in some light payola). Today what “radio” actually is has...
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Facebook Portal smart speakers include Spotify, Pandora and iHeartRadio partnerships

Facebook has finally unveiled its first two smart speakers: the Portal and Portal+. Well, we say smart 'speakers' - like Amazon's Echo Show, these devices have screens built in too. Facebook's new devices are available...
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iHeartRadio’s latest milestone is 120m registered users

iHeartRadio’s parent company may be enduring financial troubles, having filed for bankruptcy in March, but the streaming service has a new milestone to celebrate. “Thanks to all you music lovers, we’ve officially surpassed...
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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...
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iHeartRadio launches ‘Your Weekly Mixtape’ personal playlist

A weekly playlist personalised to each individual user of a streaming service? Where on earth could iHeartRadio have got that idea? Okay, so the ‘Discover Weekly’ format is now almost a standard feature for streaming,...