Legendary Music Exec Jerry Clark Collaborates with iHeartPodcasts for the "Storytime with Legendary Jerry" Podcast – A Journey into Southern Rap Music

ATLANTA – August 22, 2023 – Jerry Clark, a highly acclaimed and visionary music executive, has joined forces with iHeartPodcasts to launch "Storytime with Legendary Jerry." This groundbreaking podcast will offer a varied glimpse into the world of Southern rap music, featuring exclusive interviews and compelling discussions with industry icons and executives.

Jerry Clark, renowned for his unparalleled expertise and contributions to the music industry, brings decades of experience to "Storytime with Legendary Jerry." Having played a pivotal role in the careers of numerous renowned artists, Clark has an unrivaled understanding of the Southern rap scene and its evolution over the years.

"Storytime with Legendary Jerry" aims to provide listeners with an authentic and captivating exploration of Southern rap, delving deep into its rich history, influential figures, and groundbreaking moments. Aiming to obtain intimate interviews with seasoned executives such as Jermaine Dupri and Polow Da Don, as well as icons from the genre, such as Killer Mike, TI, Jeezy, Big Boi, and more, the podcast offers a unique opportunity to gain unparalleled insights into the creative process, industry dynamics, and the challenges faced by artists striving for success.

Clark's partnership with iHeartPodcasts, the leading podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, ensures that "Storytime with Legendary Jerry" will reach a vast audience of music enthusiasts and industry professionals, leaving listeners both informed and entertained.

Commenting on the collaboration, Jerry Clark stated, "I am thrilled to embark on this exciting journey with iHeartMedia. This podcast is about celebrating the vibrant landscape of Southern rap and paying homage to the artists, executives, and visionaries who have shaped it. We will delve into the stories behind the scenes, offering listeners a front-row seat to the birth and evolution of this influential genre."

“At iHeart, we are passionate about music.  It’s the lifeblood of so many of our stations, so we are excited to launch a podcast that takes listeners on a journey into the history of Southern rap,” said Will Pearson, President of iHeartPodcasts.” Southern rappers have had a strong influence on the genre and this podcast will deliver a range of informative insights and never-before-heard stories from the experts and icons for our passionate music fans who are immersed in the culture.” 

The "Storytime with Legendary Jerry" podcast is slated to launch in Fall 2023. Listeners can anticipate an exciting lineup of guests, including influential artists, producers, managers, and record label executives who have left an indelible mark on Southern rap.

For more information about "Storytime with Legendary Jerry" and to stay updated on its release, visit iheartmedia.com/podcasts.

About Jerry Clark:

Jerry Clark has assisted in propelling some of the biggest names in urban music helping to make Atlanta a hotbed in the culture.  Jerry is one of the industry’s most respected leaders, having worked with artists such as Killer Mike, Jeezy, Bone Thugs and Harmony, 8Ball & MJG, Three 6 Mafia and more.  Having served as the VP of Promotions for Steve Rifkind’s SRC/Universal Music label and having been hand-picked by Jermaine Dupri and the late Shakur Stewart as the VP of Promotions for So So Def/Def Jam, Jerry’s name and reputation is forever stamped in Atlanta’s music history. 

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 500 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.