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iHeartMedia today announced that its fifth annual, star-studded iHeartRadio Music
Festival will return to MGM Grand in Las Vegas
18 and 19, 2015 with a lineup to be announced in the coming months, and that its daytime music showcase, the iHeartRadio Music
Festival Village featuring interactive experiences, will return to the MGM Resorts Village across from the Luxor Hotel & Casino on Saturday afternoon. The company also announced a renewed partnership with Macy's to find America's next "Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star."
For the fourth year, Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star talent search will provide 25 emerging artists the chance to perform on the same stage as music's biggest stars at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music
Festival and at select Macy's events this fall. iHeartRadio fans and Macy's shoppers will have the ability to hear fresh new music from the top five Rising Star finalists on iHeartRadio via Macy's exclusive mstyleradio, the retailer's own radio station which also broadcasts live in-store at Macy's mstylelab Junior's and Young Men's departments nationwide. mstyleradio is a destination where fans can discover new music, enjoy their favorite hits and connect to the latest in fashion and pop culture.
"Macy's incredible partnership with iHeartMedia continues to build on our goal of bringing fashion, music and pop culture together for our customers," said Martine Reardon, Chief Marketing Officer for Macy's, Inc. "As a fashion and entertainment brand, we are leveraging the power of mstyleradio, our incredible events, and the iHeartRadio Music
Festival and Village, to create an extraordinary platform for up-and-coming talent to connect with millions of fans."
"This partnership has become part of the fabric of the iHeartRadio Music
Festival and iHeartMedia is proud to join forces with Macy's for the fourth year," said Jeff Howard, President of National
Sales for iHeartMedia. "Each year the iHeartRadio Music
Festival and Village crush all expectations, truly pushing the boundaries of what live music is and creating once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences. Add on top of that, the ability to launch new music through the Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star campaign and it creates one massive and unforgettable event that can't be seen anywhere else."
Fans can vote for the next Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star at iHeartRadio.com/RisingStar or via Twitter by using #RisingStar and mentioning the artist. Full artist biographies, music tracks and videos will be available online to help fans choose their favorite. Fans who vote online or via Twitter can also enter to win a VIP Trip for two to the iHeartRadio Music
Festival 2015 including tickets for both nights as well as entry to the Festival Village, airfare, accommodations and an exclusive meet-and-greet with the Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star winner. Fans who add #Sweepstakes to their social #RisingStar vote will be automatically entered to win the VIP Trip. Voting ends Sunday, May 24. *
Last year's Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star contestants received more than seven million votes, crowning Before You Exit the winning band. Before You Exit performed alongside music's biggest stars at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music
Festival, which brought the music of the iHeartRadio app to life and offered fans the opportunity to enjoy a weekend of incredible live music and surprise performances by their favorite artists. Last year's star-studded festival featured nearly 30 of the best artists in music including Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Usher, Zac Brown Band, Ed Sheeran, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Steve Aoki
and more. This year's iHeartRadio Music
Festival lineup and ticket information will be announced later this summer.
Proud partners of this year's events include: Buffalo Wild Wings, Garnier Fructis, Macy's, MATADOR Beef Jerky, Pepsi, SNICKERS Bar, State
Farm, Taco Bell, The CW Network and ULTA Beauty.
The iHeartRadio Music
Festival is co-produced by John Sykes, President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises and Tom Poleman, President of National
Programming Platforms for iHeartMedia. For more details about the iHeartRadio Music
Festival visit iHeartRadio.com/festival.
Artists and/or event are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
* View sweepstakes rules
About The MGM Grand Garden Arena
The MGM Grand Garden Arena
is home to concerts, championship boxing and premier sporting and special events. The Arena
offers comfortable seating for as many as 16,800 with excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound. Prominent
events to date have included world championship fights between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson as well as Oscar de la Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather and Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez; and concerts by The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, George
Strait, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, U2, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Jimmy Buffett
and the Barbra Streisand Millennium
Concert. The MGM Grand Garden Arena
also is home to annual events including Academy of Country Music
Awards, Billboard Music
Awards, iHeartRadio Music
Festival, Pac-12 Men's Basketball Championship and the Frozen Fury NHL pre-season game hosted by the Los Angeles Kings.
With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 97 million monthly digital uniques and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total
Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet
at iHeartRadio.com and on the company's radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 500 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet
history and reached 60 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. For more company information visit iHeartMedia.com.
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