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2023 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards: Full List of Nominees

Podcasts hosted by Conan O’Brien; Ashley Flowers; Jay Shetty and the trio of Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes received the most nominations for the 2023 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards. In the fan-voted podcast of the year category, returning nominees like Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, Crime Junkie and SmartLess will compete against newcomers like […]

iHeartMedia Plans to Host Metaverse Concerts In ‘Fortnite’ Virtual World (Exclusive)

iHeartMedia has launched its first virtual world on Fortnite, called iHeartLand, as the company extends its marketing investments into the metaverse and toward younger audiences. iHeart, which brought in $954 million in revenue during the second quarter, first announced plans in January to launch its own branded virtual world on platforms like Roblox as part […]

‘The Breakfast Club’ Co-Host Angela Yee to Depart Radio Show After 12 Years

Angela Yee, the longtime co-host of the hit radio show The Breakfast Club, is leaving the morning show to launch her own solo weekday broadcast with iHeartRadio, Yee said on Wednesday morning. Way Up With Angela Yee will debut later this fall and feature the radio personality interacting with listeners, interviewing celebrity guests and discussing […]

iHeartPodcast Network Union Secures Voluntary Recognition From Management

Workers organizing a union at the iHeartPodcast Network have secured voluntary recognition from management after what the group said was “weeks of negotiation.” The voluntary recognition came after an independent union card check demonstrated that “an overwhelming majority of employees in the bargaining unit signed union cards” to be represented by the Writers Guild of […]

iHeartMedia Invests in Podcast Platform Sounder From Former Spotify, Google Executives

iHeartMedia is leading a Series A investment round for Sounder, a podcast platform formed in 2019 by former Spotify and Google executives, the companies said on Wednesday. The investment will coincide with a commercial partnership between the two companies that will see iHeart’s 750+ original podcasts use Sounder’s technology to improve audience data insights and […]

‘My Favorite Murder,’ ‘Force Multiplier’ Podcasts to Receive iHeartRadio’s Icon Awards (Exclusive)

Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark’s My Favorite Murder and Baratunde Thurston’s Force Multiplier podcasts will receive iHeartRadio’s Icon Awards at this year’s podcast awards ceremony on Feb. 3. My Favorite Murder will be honored with the Audible Audio Pioneer Award, while Force Multiplier will take home the Social Impact Award. Descript, a podcast editing and transcribing tool founded in 2017, will […]

Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo Lead Nominees for iHeartRadio Music Awards

Justin Bieber leads the nominees for the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards with a total of nine mentions, including two for song of the year. Bieber’s “Peaches,” featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon, will compete with “Stay,” from Bieber and The Kid LAROI, for song of the year at the awards show alongside tunes from Ariana Grande, […]

Unheard Tapes of Young Kobe Bryant to Be Featured on New Podcast (Exclusive)

An upcoming podcast from iHeartRadio and Diversion Podcasts will feature previously unheard tapes of a teenage Kobe Bryant discussing his dreams and goals as the burgeoning basketball star begins his career. Hosted by the journalist Mike Sielski, I Am Kobe lets listeners hear directly from Bryant as a high school senior and graduate, as well as […]

iHeartRadio Podcast Awards: ‘SmartLess’ Leads Nominations (Exclusive)

Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett’s breakout podcast, SmartLess, is continuing its recent string of successes with a total of four nominations in the 2022 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards. The podcast, which launched last summer and recently inked a major deal with Amazon and Wondery, received nods for podcast of the year, best ad read and best comedy […]

DaBaby Dropped From iHeart Radio, Austin City Limits Music Festivals

Two more festivals have dropped DaBaby from their upcoming lineups, following the rapper’s second apology for homophobic statements he made onstage during his recent set at the Rolling Loud festival. The iHeart Radio Music Festival and Austin City Limits Music Festival will no longer feature the artist as part of their respective 2021 lineups, The […]

iHeartMedia Strikes Multiyear Deal With NBA for 20 Podcasts

iHeartMedia has reached a multiyear podcast deal with the NBA that will result in more than 20 podcasts over the next four years, the audio giant said on Wednesday. The podcast deal comes three months after iHeartMedia announced it was creating a podcast network for the NFL as part of a multiyear, exclusive partnership. The […]

iHeartRadio Music Awards: The Weeknd Wins Song of the Year

The most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2020 were celebrated and honored during Thursday night’s iHeartRadio Music Awards. The winners were announced during Thursday’s ceremony that aired from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, with Usher serving as host. There was an in-person audience of nominees and fans. Those […]