Artists Of The 2016 iHeartRadio Z100 Jingle Ball Presented By Capital One Collaborate To Perform An Exclusive Holiday Song “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” To Raise Money For The Homeless In New York City

Song To Be Released Across iHeartMedia Radio Stations Nationally Immediately Following Jingle Ball Performance 
Robin Hood Board Agrees To Match Up To $100,000 in Contributions From Fans and Listeners 

New York, NY – December 9, 2016 - iHeartMedia has teamed up with the super star artists participating in the 2016 iHeartRadio Z100 Jingle Ball Presented by Capital One on Friday, Dec. 9 at New York City’s MSG, and Robin Hood, New York City’s largest poverty fighting organization, to raise money to help the homeless during the holiday season with the release of an original version of the iconic classic holiday song “Santa Claus is Coming To Town.” The special collaboration will be performed live on stage by DNCE along with special guests Daya, Hailee Steinfeld, Fifth Harmony, Tinashe, Charlie Puth, Rita Ora and others.  Fans and listeners can contribute to the cause by donating via text or online. 

There are more than 1.8 million New Yorkers living in poverty. Over 60,000 of them live in homeless shelters, including 23,000 children – enough to fill Madison Square Garden. 

For those wanting to help Robin Hood and iHeartMedia shelter and feed the homeless in NYC, donations may be made by texting 27722 to give $10, or visiting Thanks to the generosity of all participating musicians, music labels and Robin Hood’s board of directors, 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit local homeless families in New York. Additionally, the Robin Hood Board will match all contributions up to $100K.

This special holiday song release marks the beginning of an annual tradition of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Presented Capital One.  The exclusive version of ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ will broadcast live on over 100 iHeartRadio stations across the country and video streamed live on tonight.  The song will also be included in the CW Network exclusive national broadcast of the 2016 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Presented by Capital One on December 15.   And, beginning Saturday, Dec. 10 the song will be played on hundreds of iHeartMedia’s radio stations across the country through Christmas day.

“The homeless in New York City and across the country are hardest hit during the holiday season and it’s incredible to see that once again musicians and artists have stepped up to help those less fortunate,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises at iHeartMedia.  “iHeartMedia is committed to using all of our powerful assets -- radio, digital, video, live events and social -- in the spirit of giving back to the needy during the holidays.”

“iHeartMedia is the best kind of partner. Their commitment to helping New Yorkers grappling with poverty runs deep,” said David Saltzman, executive director of Robin Hood. “Providing the basics for survival – shelter and food – to those in need is critical year-round, but it’s particularly appreciated now.”

The "iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Presented by Capital One" is now the holiday season’s premiere music event with performances by the year’s biggest recording artists. The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2016 Tour Presented by Capital One will stop in Dallas; San Francisco; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Philadelphia; New York; Boston; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Atlanta; Tampa and Miami.
About Robin Hood
Robin Hood, New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization, creates and funds over 200 of the most effective programs, to help 1.8 million New Yorkers learn and earn their way out of poverty. Robin Hood’s board underwrites all operating costs, so 100% of every donation goes directly to serve New Yorkers in Twitter:@robinhoodnyc

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

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