iHeartMedia has announced that its fifth annual, star-studded iHeartRadio Music Festival will return to MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 18th and 19th 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.”
“Macy’s incredible partnership with iHeartMedia continues to build on our goal of bringing fashion, music and pop culture together for our customers.”
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 24th. *
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.
Artists and/or event are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.