New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
iHeartMedia, the No. 1 commercial podcast publisher globally, and Questlove, the drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, designer, New York Times best-selling author and member of The Roots, today announced a partnership that will bring new seasons of "Questlove Supreme," the critically acclaimed music and pop culture based podcast, to the iHeartPodcast Network. In addition, the famed Roots
drummer and Tonight Show musical director will hand curate and produce a new slate of iHeartRadio Original content, which will go beyond just music, early next year. New episodes of "Questlove Supreme" will be available weekly beginning November 6 on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.
"Questlove Supreme" is hosted by Questlove and five of his closest friends, and also features a new, well-known guest on every episode. It is a fun, irreverent and educational weekly podcast that digs deep into the stories of musical legends and cultural icons in a way that only Questlove and Team Supreme can deliver. Each episode is driven by conversation ranging from the guest's origins (along with a few never-before-revealed secrets to their success) to their life passions and current projects. Previous guests have included Usher, Michelle Obama, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Weird Al, Chaka Khan
and many more.
"We've attracted an incredibly passionate and enthusiastic fan base so far with 'Questlove Supreme,' and partnering with iHeartMedia, the leader in the audio space, will now allow us to bring these conversations to a much larger audience and take it to the next level," said Questlove. "I'm also excited to have the opportunity to launch even more thought-provoking content within the iHeartRadio ecosystem and beyond."
"Questlove is a treasure trove of musical and historical knowledge, with one of the smartest perspectives on culture today, and we are thrilled to partner with him to bring his podcast and a new slate of original content to the iHeartPodcast Network," said Conal Byrne, President of the iHeartPodcast Network. "It's always amazing to work with your heroes - and, for us, that's Questlove. His passion is a great complement to our music podcasts, and with our unmatched reach across multiple platforms, we can't wait to share 'Questlove Supreme' with more listeners than ever before."
In addition to being available on iHeartRadio and all digital podcast platforms, excerpts of the podcast will also be distributed across iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations which reach more than a quarter of a billion monthly listeners as well as via iHeartRadio's social media channels, exposing "Questlove Supreme" to millions of new listeners across the country.
iHeartRadio is available on more than 250 platforms and over 2,000 different connected devices — including smart speakers, digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables, smartphones, virtual assistants, televisions and gaming consoles — allowing listeners to hear their favorite music and podcasts anywhere they are on the devices they use most. Visit iHeart.com/apps to download and follow "Questlove Supreme" now.
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month - and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company's leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms including more than 850 live broadcast stations; streaming music, radio and on demand via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices including smart speakers, digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables, smartphones, virtual assistants, TVs and gaming consoles; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher globally. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics and attribution technology for its marketing partners, using data from its massive consumer base. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and member of The Roots
- Questlove, is the unmistakable heartbeat of Philadelphia's most influential hip-hop group. He is the Musical Director
for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where his beloved Roots
crew serves as house band. Beyond that, this 4-time GRAMMY Award winning musician's indisputable reputation has landed him musical directing positions with everyone from D'Angelo to Eminem
to Jay-Z. Questlove has also released three books including the New York Times bestseller Mo' Meta Blues, Soul Train: The Music, Dance and Style
of a Generation and most recently somethingtofoodabout. One of his latest endeavors includes serving as the Executive Music
Producer and Composer on the A&E Mini Series "Roots." He also scored Chris Rock's film, Top Five and co-produced the GRAMMY Award winning Original Broadway Cast
Recording of Hamilton. Questlove and Black
Thought of the Roots
are Executive Producing a new documentary series, Hip-Hop: The Songs The Shook America, launching on AMC Fall 2019 under their production company, Two One Five Entertainment. Questlove is a Celebrity Ambassador for Food Bank For New York City, is on the City Harvest Food Council, a board member of Edible Schoolyard, and the first Artist-in- Residence at the Made in NY Media Center. Questlove is also a Founding Member of the CAPA Foundation in Philadelphia and is also on the board for WNYC/New York Public Radio. His new book Mixtape Potluck is set to release on October 13th.