Zigazoo and iHeartMedia Launch Commercial Partnership, Highlighting the Power of Youth Music and Media

A New Era of Youth Entertainment Propelled by Two Industry Leaders

Miami, FL - (January 9, 2023) Zigazoo Kids, the proprietor of the renowned social networks Zigazoo (for 13+) and Zigazoo Kids (for anyone under 13), has announced a strategic collaboration with iHeartMedia, America’s leading audio company. Under the new agreement, the two industry leaders will explore synergistic opportunities between iHeartMedia’s extensive portfolio of music and podcasting and Zigazoo’s content from the biggest stars of the next generation. Additionally, iHeartMedia will launch an expansive national campaign across its multiplatform audio network, spanning broadcast radio, podcasts, digital, social, and live events to bring further awareness and propel Zigazoo’s social networks to the next level. This multi-million-dollar marketing investment in Zigazoo solidifies iHeartMedia’s commitment to the platform’s growth and innovation.

Zigazoo has evolved into an unparalleled source of family-friendly digital content as demand is at an all-time high, with proud investors including the NBA, Jimmy Kimmel, Serena Williams, and the D’Amelio Sisters. This partnership was a natural fit as Zigazoo has already begun tuning into the world of music with a symphony of guest stars appearing on the platform, including Dave Matthews, Ludacris, and Jojo Siwa.

“Welcoming iHeartMedia as a strategic investor and partner marks an inspiring new chapter for Zigazoo,” said Zak Ringelstein, CEO and Founder of Zigazoo. “We understand how the power of music brings families together, and we are excited to lead the next generation on that road of discovery.”

With a greater reach than any other media company in the United States, iHeartMedia amasses a quarter of a billion monthly listeners and leads the industry as the number one podcast publisher. Their unrivaled reach, in partnership with Zigazoo’s mission to ensure a safe digital space for users, will usher in a new era of entertainment that focuses on fostering creativity and positive experiences.

“Our values at iHeartMedia include innovation and curiosity, and Zigazoo has created a hub where those values take precedence around the globe,” said Joe Robinson, President of Corporate Development and Ventures at iHeartMedia. “Our goal is to continue to create deep and engaging relationships with audiences through audio and human companionship, and this partnership will allow us to tap into where the human experience starts.”

This strategic agreement will combine the strengths of both industry leaders, iHeartMedia and Zigazoo, to reshape the future of entertainment, setting a new standard where innovation and safety for younger social network users remain in the foreground.

For more information on Zigazoo, including Zigazoo 13+ and Zigazoo Kids, the world’s largest kid-friendly social platform, visit Zigazoo.com and keep up with the latest by following @ZigazooKids on Facebook and Instagram!

About Zigazoo

Zigazoo is a rapidly growing social media brand featuring the recently launched Generation Z-focused Zigazoo app and Zigazoo Kids, which launched in 2020 and has since become the world’s largest social network for Generation Alpha. Zigazoo makes screentime healthier, safer and more creative. The video-first apps have empowered millions to express their authentic selves within a positive social media environment and has become a priority destination for top tier creator talent, celebrities, and best-in-class brands including the NBA, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, Amazon, Apple TV+, Netflix, and WWE.

Since launch in 2020, Zigazoo has been backed by the NBA, Liberty City Ventures, MaC Venture Capital, Causeway Media Partners, Serena Ventures, Talis Capital, Wheelhouse Entertainment, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Charli & Dixie D’Amelio, and Jimmy Kimmel, and many more tech and entertainment heavyweights.

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.