These are shots from last night’s iHeart Radio Music Festival, inside the Press Room. Celebrities included are Steven Tyler, Karina Smirnoff and JR Martinez, Sublime, Nicki Minaj, Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke, Ashley Greene, Ashley Benson, Natasha Bedingfield & Rascal Flatts, Nicole Scherzinger, Randy Jackson, and David Guetta.
Photos by © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com
iHeart Radio Music Festival
The iHeartRadio Music Festival is a two-day festival held each September since 2011 by iHeartRadio at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada (in 2013 the Village Stage was added). The 2011 edition was broadcast by VH1 while the 2012 and 2013 editions were broadcast by The CW. All the editions were hosted by Ryan Seacrest.
iHeartRadio is an Internet radio platform owned by Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. Founded in April 2008 as the website iheartmusic.com, iHeartRadio now functions as both a music recommender system and a radio network that aggregates audio content from over 800 local Clear Channel radio stations across the United States, as well as hundreds of other stations and various other media. iHeartRadio is available online, via mobile devices, and on select video game consoles. In 2014, iHeartRadio started an awards show titled iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Prior to 2008, Clear Channel’s various audio products were decentralized, with individual stations on their own sites, as well as a site known as the Format Lab providing feeds of between 40 and 80 networks that were used primarily on Clear Channel’s HD Radio subchannels.
In April 2008, the iHeartRadio brand launched as www.iheartmusic.com, a website featuring entertainment news, national news, music content including albums, singles on demand, and music videos, as well as access to over 750 Clear Channel radio stations online.
On October 7, 2008, Clear Channel Radio launched the first version of the free streaming radio application known as iHeartRadio to the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch through the App Store; 12 stations in 8 markets were included in this first release.