iHeartRadio is a free broadcast and internet radio platform that allows users to listen to live radio stations, create custom stations based on a favorite artist or song, and access podcasts and other content. The platform is available in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
iHeartRadio was launched in 2008 by Clear Channel Communications, now known as iHeartMedia, which is one of the largest radio conglomerates in the United States. The platform was created in response to the rise of streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify, and aimed to provide a similar experience for radio listeners.
iHeartRadio offers a wide range of radio stations, including both live stations and custom stations created by users. It also offers on-demand content such as podcasts and artist interviews, as well as live events and concerts.
For musicians, having their music played on iHeartRadio can be beneficial as it can help them reach a wider audience and potentially gain new fans. iHeartRadio also offers promotional opportunities for artists, such as its "On The Verge" program which highlights up-and-coming artists on its platform.
However, it's worth noting that iHeartRadio is primarily a radio platform rather than a music streaming service, so users may be less likely to discover new music on the platform compared to other services.
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