Clear Channel, Irving Azoff Launch A.P.E. Radio
June 12, 2009 at 6:29 AM (PT)
Channels from GRAMMY-winning hit-makers THE EAGLES, CHRISTINA AGUILERA and WEEZER will launch A.P.E. (artist personal experience) radio as it hits the virtual airwaves in JULY. In the coming months, many developing artists, will produce and host their own respective channels to be available on hundreds of internet radio and digital outlets.
A.P.E. RADIO, a CLEAR CHANNEL and FRONT LINE MANAGEMENT joint venture, will be distributed across CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO's digital network, "IHEARTRADIO," and integrated across each specific artist’s website.
"At their core, artists tell stories," said CLEAR CHANNEL/Digital Division Pres. and CEO of A.P.E. RADIO EVAN HARRISON. "A.P.E. RADIO will be an additional creative platform to connect with fans and further that storytelling, while ultimately exposing fans to new music."
"High-quality digital platforms create the opportunity for artists to realize the full value of their brands, while remaining in complete artistic control," said FRONT LINE MANAGEMENT Founder/CEO IRVING AZOFF, who also serves as Chairman of A.P.E. "In CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO, we’ve found a digital partner whose reach is unprecedented, and who understands the business value of artistic quality."