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iHeartRadio Surpasses 40 Million Registered Users and 260 Million App Downloads
 
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s Digital Radio Service Hits Significant Milestones Garnering More Than 68 Million Digital Unique Visitors Across the iHeartRadio Network
 
NEW YORK - Nov. 8, 2013 - iHeartRadio, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s all-in-one digital radio service, today announced that it has surpassed 40 million registered users and 260 million downloads. These figures mark significant milestones for iHeartRadio — and does not include the millions of users who listen to the service’s live streaming radio stations -- available without registration --  which makes iHeartRadio’s total reach even greater. iHeartRadio reached this milestone faster than any other digital service, second only to Instagram.
 
The success that iHeartRadio continues to achieve indicates its increasing popularity as a one-stop-shop for music, news and entertainment.  In addition to its overall growth in registered users, the entire iHeartRadio network has surpassed 68 million digital unique visitors in October, the highest figure across its network since its launch.  iHeartRadio is available through a variety of platforms including the web, mobile phones (iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry), tablets, automotive, smart TVs, gaming consoles and more, accounting for more than 260 million app downloads.
 
iHeartRadio’s growth mirrors a general industry trend of consumer-listening patterns. As mobile devices become more and more ingrained in everyday life, consumers are seeking out free and easy-to-use applications that offer a fully integrated, all-in-one digital product -- and iHeartRadio has responded to consumer needs by introducing a variety of new services. Its Custom Station feature brings the popularity of user-generated music stations to users by allowing them to create their own stations, spanning more than 450,000 artists and 18 million songs. In July, iHeartRadio launched its Talk feature, the first audio platform to offer on-demand, listener-created talk content alongside popular news and entertainment audiosodes. It has also launched partnerships with a broad spectrum of popular consumer brands, including partnerships with Turner Broadcasting to expand its audio content on the iHeartRadio Talk feature; with Nissan to extend the availability of its in-dash auto experience; and most recently, with Nickelodeon to launch a branded, kid-friendly digital radio station.
 
“The 40 million user mark is an indication of the type of platforms and content consumers want to access digitally,” said Brian Lakamp, President of Digital for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. “The strides we’ve made this past year in our offerings have paid off and we plan to increase both the availability and breadth of our product in the months to come.”
 
iHeartRadio offers listeners instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation's most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from across the country, mood-related stations "Perfect For" any activity, user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs, and the best on-demand news, talk and entertainment content available today. For a complete list of iHeartRadio apps available across all platforms, visit iHeartRadio.com/apps.
About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
With 245 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 345 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.
 
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