iHeartMedia and Interval Presents, Warner Music Group’s New Podcast Network, Announce Multi-Faceted Partnership

Companies will co-produce a slate of weekly and limited-run podcasts, distributed through the iHeartPodcast Network

NEW YORK – September 8, 2022iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally as per Podtrac, and global music and entertainment company Warner Music Group, through its new podcast network, Interval Presents, today announced a multi-year deal. Through the partnership, the two companies will co-produce a slate of shows that range from ongoing weekly podcasts to limited-run series beginning this fall. As part of the collaboration, Interval Presents will distribute its podcasts through the iHeartPodcast Network widely to all podcast consumption platforms.

Warner Music Group launched Interval Presents in April 2022 to create multi-format, culture-forward audio content at the intersection of music, pop culture, and social impact. Interval Presents’ first slate of podcasts including Rap Radar and Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams launched last month. For other upcoming shows, listeners can expect content from award-winning artists such as Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, and later this year, a new show entitled The Last Resort, hosted by Xiuhtezcatl, an indigenous artist and activist.

“Joining forces with an iconic music company like Warner Music Group, known for their dedication to advancing the voices and careers of artists, is a seamless fit for iHeartMedia”, said Conal Byrne, CEO of iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group. “Our team is thrilled to be co-producing a slate of shows to elevate inspiring, diverse voices and important conversations in this vein – and can’t wait to get started.”

Interval Presents will utilize iHeartMedia’s industry-leading Omny/Triton platform to provide hosting, distribution, programmatic ad sales, as well as audience and data insights to power the Interval Presents Podcast Network.

“Interval Presents provides listeners with fresh, culture-forward content that resonates with communities everywhere,” said Allan Coye, General Manager of Interval Presents and SVP of Digital Strategy & Business Development at Warner Music Group. “iHeartMedia is a leader and premier partner in the audio space, with numerous hit shows and strong sales and distribution capabilities. This collaboration allows us to expand the reach of our existing shows and accelerate our ability to launch new podcasts that feature stories and individuals that need amplification.”

Listeners can visit iHeart.com/apps to download iHeartRadio and listen to upcoming Interval Presents podcasts on their favorite devices.

For more information on Interval Presents, click here: https://linktr.ee/intervalpresents

About Warner Music Group

With a legacy extending back over 200 years, Warner Music Group (WMG) today brings together artists, songwriters, and entrepreneurs that are moving entertainment culture across the globe. Operating in more than 70 countries through a network of affiliates and licensees, WMG’s Recorded Music division includes renowned labels such as 300 Entertainment, Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, Elektra, Erato, First Night, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Spinnin’, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville. WMG’s music publishing arm, Warner Chappell Music, has a catalog of over one million copyrights spanning every musical genre, from the standards of the Great American Songbook to the biggest hits of the 21st century. Warner Music Group is also home to ADA, the independent artist and label services company – as well as next gen artist services division WMX, which includes consumer brands such as Songkick, the live music app; EMP, the merchandise e-tailer; UPROXX, the youth culture destination; and HipHopDX, the hip-hop music news site. In addition, WMG counts storytelling powerhouse Warner Music Entertainment and social media content creator IMGN among its many brands. Follow WMG on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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.

Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.