NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iHeartRadio, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s digital music and live radio streaming service, today announced that it has surpassed 50 million registered users. iHeartRadio reached this milestone in just three years -- faster than any other streaming music platform and even faster than Twitter and Facebook. This figure does not account for the millions of users who listen to the service’s live radio functionality without registering, indicating that the app’s total reach is even greater.
Originally launched in 2011, the iHeartRadio brand has experienced an exceptionally successful past year, launching a user-generated audiosode feature, numerous partner integrations including Apple, Amazon and Samsung and hosted its first nationally televised primetime awards show. In addition, iHeartRadio Network visitors soared to more than 97 million monthly uniques in May 2014, setting a new record for the service.
“Less than three years ago Clear Channel launched the new iHeartRadio with the goal of reinventing the digital radio experience and reimagining the boundaries of broadcast radio,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel. “Clear Channel’s passionate industry leading radio programmers combined with innovative technology-driven enhancements have shaped a truly unmatched all-in-one streaming service that has allowed iHeartRadio to achieve widespread adoption in record time.”
iHeartRadio continues to grow rapidly. In just three years, it has reached nearly 70 percent consumer brand awareness and has become a leading brand among digital streaming services. The app has more than 345 million downloads across a broad spectrum of platforms and has amassed 15.4 billion social impressions across its signature events. These events -- including the iHeartRadio Music Festival, Ultimate Pool Party and iHeartRadio Music Awards -- serve to bring the music of the iHeartRadio app to life while fostering brand awareness. iHeartRadio also extended its reach to television. In the last 18 months, 17 telecasts and eight original programs have aired on major broadcast networks including NBC and The CW Network.
iHeartRadio is available on more than 35 devices across web, mobile phones, tablets, automotive partners, smart TVs, gaming devices and more. iHeartRadio is always free for listeners to use, with no capped hours or monthly subscription fees.
The iHeartRadio app, which reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history, delivers everything listeners want in an all-in-one platform: Instant access to more than 1,500 radio stations from across the country, user-created Custom Stations inspired by a favorite artist or song, thousands of curated digital stations "Perfect For" any mood or activity, and the new Shows & Personalities feature giving users access to the best on-demand news, talk and entertainment content available today. To see all available platforms and to download the app, visit iHeartRadio.com/apps.