Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Plans to Clobber Pandora, Spotify
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 01:11:15 UTC

The reinvented iHeartRadio is now available in beta, open only to those who have "liked" its parent Clear Channel Radio on Facebook. The free service combines more than 800 live, professional radio stations with stations that are custom created on the fly to suit each listener. Pandora, Spotify and other custom music should keep on their toes. Clear Channel said its library of available songs is ten times larger than Pandora's, with 11 million songs and 400,000 artists. Also, there have already been 34 million downloads of the original iHeartRadio that collectively account for 50 million listening hours a month. That's a sizable number of existing users who are already familiar with the brand and its interface, and who already know it can be played on computers as well as on mobile devices. Complete Article

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