BANDPAGE AND CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT CONNECT MUSICIANS TO RADIO LISTENERS ACROSS THE NATION
New BandPage Integration will Bring Musician-Curated Content and Tour Information Directly to iHeartRadio and More Than 840 of America’s Favorite Radio Station Websites
SAN FRANCISCO, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 BandPage, the platform more than 500,000 musicians use as a central online profile to reach, engage and monetize millions of fans, is joining forces with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment to bring digital artist-curated content and tour information to radio fans across the U.S. Beginning in the second quarter of 2014, BandPage will power artist profile content, including bios, photos, tour dates with quick links to buy tickets and more, throughout Clear Channel’s industry-leading digital radio service iHeartRadio, as well as more than 840 Clear Channel radio station websites across North America.
Prior to BandPage, musicians were limited in how much control they had over what information and content was shared across the Internet to their fans. Now, enabled by a host of new artist-friendly services and apps, artists are empowered to seize their favorite moments and interact with their fans like never before.
“Radio has been a cornerstone of the modern music business for nearly a century and, understandably, musicians have been looking for a way to connect directly to radio fans in the digital era,” said J Sider, CEO, BandPage. “Partnering with Clear Channel to provide artist-curated content and offers to iHeartRadio and Clear Channel’s radio station websites represents an incredibly powerful way to help artists grow their fan bases, drive additional revenues and, ultimately, build their careers.”
The integration with Clear Channel will bring more than 243 million listeners across the nation access to the most up-to-date and accurate information directly from their favorite bands. Now, fans will be able to see the latest tour schedules, with quick links to buy tickets, as well as the newest photos, bios and album release information for hundreds of thousands of artists across Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio, and all of its local radio station websites, seamlessly while they listen to the music they love.
“Clear Channel has the unique ability to directly connect fans with their favorite artists through live interviews, events and once-in-a-lifetime contesting,” said Brian Lakamp, President of Digital for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. “We are constantly looking for ways to connect listeners with new music and connect musicians with new fans. Working with BandPage will enable yet another way for our listeners to digitally access the most up-to-date and relevant artist content out there in a seamless and easy way – any time they want.”
About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
With 243 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 300 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history.
The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media & Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. For more information on the company, visit ClearChannel.com.
BandPage is the platform more than 500,000 musicians use to reach millions of fans and grow their revenues. BandPage enables musicians to create and manage a central profile across the web with their music, tour dates, photos, bio, videos and commercial offers. For more information, visit BandPage.com.