Home Music Industry News iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) and Macy’s Launch Annual “Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star”

iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) and Macy’s Launch Annual “Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star”


iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America with a greater reach than any radio or television outlet, today announced that its fourth annual, star-studded iHeartRadio Music Festival and Village will return to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 19 and 20, 2014. iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment and Macy’s, the famed department store with over 800 locations nationwide, also announced today they have renewed their partnership, which includes a nationwide talent search to find America’s next Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star.

For the third year of Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star talent search, iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel)’s music experts and Macy’s have selected 25 up-and-coming artists who will be given a chance to perform on the same stage as music’s biggest stars at the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014 and at Macy’s Glamorama events, the retailer’s high-fashion and music spectacles this summer. iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) listeners, iHeartRadio fans and Macy’s shoppers will have the ability to preview music from the selected artists on iHeartRadio via Macy’s exclusive mstyleradio, digital top hits radio station which also broadcasts live in-store at more than 700 Macy’s mstylelab Junior’s and Young Men’s departments nationwide. mstyleradio is a destination where fans can discover new music, enjoy their favorite hits and connect to the latest in fashion and pop culture.

“Macy’s ongoing partnership with iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) is a great example of our goal to bridge the gap between fashion, music and pop culture, as both a fashion retailer and an entertainment brand,” said Martine Reardon, Chief Marketing Officer for Macy’s, Inc. “Leveraging the power of mstyleradio, our iconic fashion and music events and our stores nationwide, which are the hub for incredible entertainment experiences, we will provide an extraordinary platform to an up-and-coming talent to connect with millions of fans.”

“Every year the iHeartRadio Music Festival features the biggest names in music together on one stage as well as historic collaborations you can’t see anywhere else — it has truly become the year’s unforgettable, can’t miss music experience,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel). “Being able to bring such a diverse array of popular artists together, while having the opportunity to introduce listeners to new music and artists through programs like Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star, is what iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) is all about.”

Voting will begin May 5 at iHeartRadio.com/RisingStar. Listeners can also vote by “thumbing-up” an artist’s song while listening to mstyleradio. Full artist biographies, music tracks and videos will be available online to help fans choose their favorite artist. Voting ends June 22 and the winner will perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Fans who vote online at iHeartRadio.com/RisingStar will be automatically entered to win a VIP Trip for two to the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014 including tickets for both nights as well as entry to the Festival Village, airfare, accommodations and an exclusive meet-and-greet with the Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star winner.

After more than six million votes were cast, last year’s winner, The Summer Set, performed alongside music’s biggest stars at the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival, which brings the music of the iHeartRadio app to life and offers fans an opportunity to enjoy a weekend of incredible live music and surprise performances by their favorite artists. Last year’s star-studded festival featured more than 40 of the best artists in music including Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Queen + Adam Lambert, fun., Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars and more. This year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014 lineup and ticket information will be announced this summer.

The iHeartRadio app, which reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history, delivers everything listeners want in an all-in-one platform: Instant access to more than 1,500 radio stations from across the country, user-created Custom Stations inspired by a favorite artist or song, thousands of curated digital stations “Perfect For” any mood or activity, and the new Shows & Personalities feature giving users access to the best on-demand news, talk and entertainment content available today. To see all available platforms and to download the app, visit iHeartRadio.com/apps.

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