iHeartMedia Opening Second Digital HQ in Nashville

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Audio company iHeartMedia has chosen Nashville as a second headquarters for its digital team, bringing more jobs and a new office to Music City starting early next year. iHeart believes Nashville's many universities and built-in pool of tech talent make it a good fit for expanding its digital team, currently based in New York.

The new office will be located in the "heart of Nashville," though other details have not been disclosed aside from a target date of Q1 2020. iHeartMedia plans to begin hiring immediately for positions in engineering, product development, data science and more.

"As we continue to invest in our ad tech, products, research, sales and content, and further build on the success of our digital service, this is the right time to expand our digital team -- and what better location than Nashville, given that music is at the heart of our business," said Darren Davis, president of iHeartRadio.

According iHeart, its digital app now boasts more than 135 million registered users and is available on over 250 platforms. Since its official launch as an all-in-one digital service in 2011, the company has worked with licensed partners to bring the service to Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.

"At iHeart we operate as talent first in the same spirit of entrepreneurship found in successful startups," said Bob Pittman, chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Inc.  "We are excited to expand our NYC digital team into Nashville and tap into this city's diverse pool of high tech and creative, ambitious talent. As the leading audio company in America, this new facility will allow us to continue to deliver the best content, cultivate even more innovation and drive further listener growth and revenue opportunities to our advertisers."

Bob Rolfe, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development: "For generations, music has been ingrained in Tennessee's culture, economy and way of life. iHeartRadio's new operation is the perfect fit for Tennessee's growing tech scene, and we're proud to welcome one of the world's leading entertainment companies to the Volunteer State."


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