iHeartRadio Canada Hits 1 Million Downloads

– Four live concert events across Canada confirmed for 2017 –

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TORONTO, June 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Bell Media announced today that Canada's #1 radio streaming service, iHeartRadio Canada, has now surpassed 1 million app downloads. Launched in October 2016, this new milestone makes iHeartRadio Canada, which is consistently a Top 10 free music/audio app in the Apple and Google Play stores, the #1 Canadian-made music app.

iHeartRadio Canada continues to build on the wildly successful iHeartRadio concert series in the U.S. by bringing four more concerts to cities across Canada this year, including dates in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montréal. iHeartRadio Canada heads west for the first time on Saturday, July 8 at Shaw Millennium Park in Calgary with the inaugural iHeartRadio WestFest. The event features performances by some of the hottest names in music including Fifth Harmony, Hedley,Iggy Azalea, Massari, Midland, Noah Cyrus, Ruth B, Scott Helman, and Virginia to Vegas. Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.ca.

In addition, iHeartRadio Canada is set to launch a series of secret concert sessions where fans can win tickets to see their favourite artists up-close-and-personal. Details on upcoming iHeartRadio Canada events to be announced. Stay tuned to iHeartRadio stations across Canada and iHeartRadio.ca for more details.

"iHeartRadio Canada is already having a banner year. In only seven months we have reached 1 million downloads, become the #1 Canadian-made music app, and held two sold-out concerts with some of the biggest names in music including The Weeknd, Chainsmokers, and more," said Rob Farina, Head of Radio Content, Strategy, and iHeartRadio Canada, Bell Media. "With iHeartRadio WestFest up next in July, there is still a lot to look forward to in 2017, and we can't wait to bring fans even more content from their favourite artists, exclusive live performances, and much more."

Featuring streaming channels and sought-after music events, iHeartRadio Canada is free to Canadians via iOS and Android apps, and at iHeartRadio.ca. With instant access to hundreds of stations, the easy-to-use iHeartRadio Canada digital service showcases an unparalleled collection of music, news/talk, comedy, and sports content with 105 licensed English and French radio stations, plus more than 100 additional curated streaming music channels to suit every taste.

Source: Downloads - iTunesConnect, Google Play Developer Console, App rankings – AppAnnie

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About iHeartRadio Canada
iHeartRadio, a best-in-class customizable digital listening experience and live events brand, is now in Canada through a partnership between Bell Media and iHeartMedia. A leader in innovative radio programming throughout Canada, Bell Media features the country's most dynamic, popular, and respected radio brands, including Toronto's CHUM FM, Canada's #1 FM station, and the ÉNERGIE group in Québec, as well as international brands like Virgin Radio. In the U.S., iHeartRadio has surpassed 90 million registered users, reaching milestones at a rate faster than Facebook or any other streaming music service. In addition, iHeartRadio's registered user milestone does not account for the millions of listeners who tune into iHeartRadio's live radio streams without registering.

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For further information: Tonia Addison, 416.384.2194 or tonia.addison@bellmedia.ca; Amanda Rinaldo, 416.384.5325 or amanda.rinaldo@bellmedia.ca


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