iHeartRadio has released their newest services, iHeartRadio Plus and iHeartRadio All Access powered by Napster. Both of these services are on-demand add-ons to their existing radio platform, setting iHeartRadio apart as the only service that uses on-demand functionality to make radio truly interactive. iHeartRadio users now have the ability to replay, search, and skip tracks, as well as listen offline and curate their own playlists. Learn more here.
Important: You must deliver your music to BOTH Napster AND iHeartRadio in order to be eligible for iHeartRadio Plus and iHeartRadio All Access powered by Napster
Offers two parts to their service: One includes access to over 750+ live streams of radio stations across the U.S. and the other is where users can search for an artist, then build a playlist or ‘user-generated’ radio station. Only the latter would possibly apply to a TuneCore artist IF they currently have at least 30 other artists in relation to them. The relation is based on a number of different factors such as the artist's popularity and fan following as well as popularity on sites such as Rovi, All Music, Echonest and Gracenote. (TuneCore does distribute to Gracenote but has no affiliation with the other two sites, but you can submit an artist profile to them as you wish).
NOTE: Currently if you distribute to iHeartRadio, it is not guaranteed that you will be able to search for your music or create a custom station in their radio platform. It is possible for your song to be played within another station created in iHeartRadio. This would not block them from playing in other custom stations.
Go Live Time
It takes 1-2 weeks for content to go live in iHeartRadio.
iHeartRadio is currently available in the United States only.
How iHeartRadio Sells Your Music
Does iHeartRadio sell your music via?:
Pay Rate (How Much iHeartRadio Pays You)
Paid Streams (iHeartRadio Plus and iHeartRadio All Access powered by Napster):
When a subscriber streams your music, you get paid a proportionate share of iHeartRadio's subscription revenue per month calculated on terms set out in TuneCore's blanket agreement with the store (this usually excludes streams during a subscriber's free trial). Payments will fluctuate each month, depending on the amount of subscription revenue generated and how often your music was streamed.
All money made from plays on iHeartRadio's Radio service will be reported to Sound Exchange. Money earned by your music from streams on iHeartRadio's Radio service will NOT flow through TuneCore: it will be waiting for you at Sound Exchange, and you need to be signed up with Sound Exchange to retrieve it. Registration with Sound Exchange is free!