iHeartRadio, the biggest radio company in the US, announced that its free iHeartRadio app will add two paid on demand music services in January. IHeartRadio currently offers live streams of the company’s traditional radio stations, and artist-based stations similar to Pandora, and other audio entertainment like podcasts.
Paid subscriptions at iHeart will have two options: Plus and All Access. iheart has announced the options would be priced at $5 and $10.
iHeartRadio All Access will include
- the ability to search for a song to play on demand, like Apple Music or Spotify.
- feature offline modes for listening when users lose a network connection
- song replays, unlimited skips and saving a song to a playlist, which are perks meant to enhance its radio-style format.
The two new iHeartRadio services are iHeartRadio Plus, which will be focused on the enhanced radio experience, and iHeartRadio All Access, which will go beyond iHeartRadio Plus to include a full on demand music collection experience.
This new service continues iHeartRadio’s important mission of partnering with artists and the music industry presenting more opportunities to further grow revenue for them.
iHeartRadio Plus is designed to serve as an addition to other on demand services, not as a replacement. It’s enhancing the radio listening experience for both new on demand subscribers and those who currently subscribe to other, traditional on demand music collection service, and driving new revenue for both artists and music companies.
iHeartRadio has reached license agreements with Warner Music Group, Sony Music Group and Universal Music Group, and in addition has signed agreements with independent record labels and distributors including The Orchard, Entertainment One, INgrooves, DashGo, Naxos and CD Baby.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over a billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 90 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service.
iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation.