iHeartRadio surpasses 80m registered listeners

Digital music and live streaming radio service HeartRadio has surpassed 80 million registered users – up 10m on its registered listener base last summer.

What’s more, these numbers only account for iHeartRadio’s registered users – not the additional millions of listeners who tune in to the service’s live radio stations, which does not require registration.

iHeartRadio has also been downloaded more than 850 million times, has 80 million social media followers and is now available on more than 80 unique devices.

Originally launched in 2011, iHeartRadio is a free all-in-one service that offers listeners instant access to thousands of live radio stations from across the US, plus custom stations from a catalogue of more than 24 million songs and 830,000 artists, as well as on-demand podcasts.

“In just five years, we’ve seen continued powerful growth in our registered user base.”

Darren Davis, iHeartRadio

The platform’s newest feature, “My Favorites Radio”, combines all of a listener’s favorite artists and thumbed up songs in one station.

“In just five years, we’ve seen continued powerful growth in our registered user base – a testament to the power of radio and listening,” said Darren Davis, President of iHeartRadio.

“Our listeners have many new ways to enjoy our stations and programming, and we want to continue to deepen their listening experience and ensure we’re available everywhere they expect us to be.”

Last year, iHeartMedia introduced iHeartRadio Family, iHeartRadio’s first multi-app brand extension: a standalone app designed specifically for families with kids ages 4-11.

Earlier this month at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, iHeartMedia announced a partnership with Universal Music Group that will bring virtual reality experiences to many iHeartRadio events.Music Business Worldwide

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