iHeartRadio Crosses 80 Million User Mark

iHeartMedia announced on Thursday that the 5-year-old iHeartRadio app now has more than 80 million registered users. iHeartRadio President Darren Davis said, "In just five years, we've seen continued powerful growth in our registered user base -- a testament to the power of radio and listening."

Deezer Picks Up Over $100 Million

Streaming service Deezer has secured $109 million in funding. The financing will be used to increase customer acquisition efforts around the world, accelerate the introduction of new products, features, and growth initiatives to serve the company’s mission to create a more valuable product offering and build more programmed experiences for music fans. Deezer says it has also expanded its catalogue to over 40 million songs.

Millions Download Ramsey’s Podcasts

Averaging more than 2 million downloads per week, The Dave Ramsey Show has been recognized by Time magazine as one of the Top 10 Podcasts on iTunes.
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Futuri Media Introduces New TopLine Research App

The app allows radio and TV station sales executives to receive next-business-day service on unlimited customized sales research presented via Futuri’s new TopLine mobile app and desktop tool.

iHeart Gets In On The Steven Avery Craze

The trials of Steven Avery, as told by the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer, have become a national phenomenon. iHeartRadio has launched a 10-part podcast series with non-practicing lawyer and journalist Dan O'Donnell, who covered Avery from 2003 through 2007.

Daytime Village Returns at iHeartRadio Festival

iHeartMedia has announced that the 2016 Daytime Village during the iHeartRadio Music Festival will feature live performances by Sam Hunt and Alessia Cara, with more artists to be announced. The Daytime Village will also feature fan zones and interactive experiences by iHeartRadio's brand partners. The Daytime Village will be held across from the Luxor Hotel and Casino on Saturday, September 24.

Apple to Start Charging for Radio

As of January 29, iTunes Radio will no longer be free. The service which was launched back in 2013 will cost $10.00 per month. Beats 1 will be the only music service available for free from Apple. Apple notified customers last week by e-mail. Here's what an Apple spokesperson told Buzzfeed about the change...

How CBS Tries To Sell Ads On Podcasts

Digital website Digiday points out that it's been about a year now since CBS launched its Play.It podcast network. Advertisers the company was able to land include Dunkin’ Donuts and DraftKings.

Integration of iHeart Data Into Strata is Complete.

STRATA announced Thursday that all of iHeartMedia's digital audio inventory is now available to ad buyers through STRATA's systems. It now gives over 1,000 advertising agencies the ability to access iHeartMedia's digital inventory using STRATA's media buying system. Ad buyers and agencies can now view iHeartMedia's digital audio inventory in STRATA's systems, including data on local markets, audience, and ratings.

If You Fail in Politics, That’s a Podcast

The concept was created by The Huffington Post and hosted by Sam Stein and Jason Cherkis. It's called 'Candidate Confessional' which focuses on the rough-and-tumble business of political elections.

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