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Imagine Launches Audio Division With iHeartMedia Podcast Slate Deal (EXCLUSIVE)

Imagine Entertainment is launching a new audio division tied to an exclusive deal with iHeartMedia. The film and TV company’s chairmen, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, announced Tuesday…

Beata Murphy Named Program Director of KIIS-FM Los Angeles

IHeartmedia announced that Beata Murphy has been named program director for KIIS-FM in Los Angeles. Murphy’s promotion comes on the heels of former PD John Ivey’s promotion to…

European Podcast Startup Podimo Raises $78 Million to Fund Content, Market Expansion

Podimo, a Copenhagen-based podcast and audio entertainment subscription service, said it closed $78 million in a Series B round of funding. The round brings Podimo, founded in 2019,…

iHeart Promises to Only Play Taylor Swift’s New Versions of Her Songs, Once They’re Out

When Taylor Swift first began releasing re-recordings of her old work earlier in 2021, it appeared many radio stations were just sticking with the Big Machine oldies they…

The Go-Go’s Recall Night of Tailing Queen’s Freddie Mercury, Tease Surprises Ahead of Rock Hall of Fame Induction

On the eve of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2021 induction ceremony, several honorees — The Go-Go’s, LL Cool J and “the Black Godfather”…

Chloe x Halle, Sterling K. Brown, Andy Cohen to Participate in GLAAD’s Spirit Day

LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD announced a preliminary list of celebrities, shows and networks set to participate in this year’s Spirit Day, the anti-bullying campaign taking place on…

Glen Powell Starring in Audible’s ’10 Days’ Basketball Drama Podcast From Executive Producer Steve Nash

NBA coach and former player Steve Nash is executive producing “10 Days,” an upcoming Audible Original scripted drama podcast starring Glen Powell. Powell (“Top Gun: Maverick,” “Scream Queens”)…

Steve Harvey Renews Radio-Syndication Deal Through End of 2026 (EXCLUSIVE)

Steve Harvey is set to stay on the radio airwaves for at least another five years. The multihyphenate entertainer and host renewed his contract with Premiere Networks, iHeartMedia’s…

Coldplay, Twenty One Pilots, Imagine Dragons Headline iHeartRadio’s Alter Ego Concert

Coldplay, Twenty One Pilots, Imagine Dragons and more will perform at the fifth annual iHeartRadio Alter Ego event, presented by Capital One and taking place at the Forum…

Ryan Seacrest Reups iHeartMedia Deal Through 2025

Ryan Seacrest will remain on iHeartMedia’s airwaves — and continue to host several of the radio and audio giant’s tentpole events — under a three-year contract renewal. The…

13 Essential Music Industry Podcasts, From ‘Song Exploder’ to ‘Mogul’

With so many podcasts in the audiosphere and only so many hours in the day, it can be a challenge just testing the waters, let alone finding one…

Rita Moreno, Channing Dungey, Katy Perry, Amanda Gorman, Lorde to Be Honored at Variety’s Power of Women Event

Variety’s 2021 Power of Women: Los Angeles honorees include Channing Dungey, Amanda Gorman, Lorde, Rita Moreno and Katy Perry. Power of Women: Los Angeles will return as a…