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Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, which has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America, and multiple GRAMMY-winning producer, musician and songwriter RedOne, today announced the launch of “Red’s World Radio,” a digital station on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s industry-leading digital radio platform. The station is hosted by RedOne, along with Bilal the Chef, Porcelain Black, Novel and Prophet of the band 7Lions and will feature talk segments discussing their inspirations, topics and highlights of their careers and introducing some of their favorite music.
“With this station, the music creator becomes the music curator. It’s a great way for listeners to discover tomorrow’s hits early and hear the story behind the music from the man writing and producing the music,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. “I’m glad to have someone as accomplished in the industry like RedOne be a part of iHeartRadio.”
RedOne has become one of the most successful and sought after record producers and songwriters in the world, earning more than 55 international hit singles in the past three years, including 28 (and counting) #1 singles, and is continuing to watch his work garner more chart-topping accolades with Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Pitbull, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Havana Brown, Nicole Scherzinger, Mohombi, Cheb Khaled, Mylene Farmer and many more. As a music executive and founder of his own record label, 2101 Records, RedOne knows how to develop and identify a successful act and is bringing his love for music from around the world and inspirations from artists of all decades to this unique, worldly radio station. Executive Producer of Red’s World Radio is former radio executive, Ray De La Garza, now General Manager of RedOne’s 2101 Records.
Demonstrating RedOne’s love from music around the world and of all genres, the station will feature music from artists on RedOne’s 2101 Records like Jennifer Lopez, Midnight Red, 7Lions, Havana Brown, Porcelain Black, Mohombi, Priyanka and Zander Bleck; to music and artists who RedOne has worked with including Enrique Iglesias, Jason Derulo, K’naan, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Paulina Rubio, Pitbull, Marc Anthony, Lykke Li; to current hit-makers like Anna Kendrick, Austin Mahone, Bruno Mars, Calvin Harris, Capital Cities, Chris Brown, Daft Punk, David Guetta, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Karmin, Lana del Rey, Maroon 5, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Phillip Phillips, Robin Thicke and more. As he spans the lifetime of music, classic rock, 80s and 90s favorites are highlighted as heavy, and likely somewhat surprising, influences including ABBA, AC/DC, Backstreet Boys, Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, George Michael, Jackson Brown, Nine Inch Nails, Phil Collins, Pink Floyd and The Police.
“I am loving this chance to introduce the world to some of my favorite music and artists and also discuss some of my biggest inspirations along the way,” said RedOne. “I am grateful that Clear Channel is giving me this tremendous platform to share with those who love exploring and learning about music.”
Fans of world music, pop, rock, classic and 80s rock and all things in between can listen to Red’s World Radio 24/7 on iHeartRadio at http://www.iheart.com/live/Reds-World-Radio-6304/.
iHeartRadio, the No. 1 all-in-one digital service, reached 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history. iHeartRadio offers listeners instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from more than 150 cities, mood-related stations “Perfect For” any activity and user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs. With a library of more than 16 million songs and 400,000 artists, iHeartRadio’s Custom Station feature offers listeners more music than any other service available.
iHeartRadio is available across all major platforms including web, mobile, tablets, automotive, television and gaming devices. Visit iHeartRadio.com for a complete list of app availability and to download.
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 & 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 210 million downloads; it reached 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 and Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at clearchannel.com, clearchanneloutdoor.com and ccmediaholdings.com.
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