iHeartMedia is reportedly in negotiations to lease space at 1200 Broadway for its new Nashville headquarters, which will serve as a new hub for the iHeartRadio digital product team.
iHeart announced in December that it would be opening a new Music City base in 2020, to complement its New York City corporate headquarters. “Nashville’s technology ecosystem is thriving, and combined with the city’s rich history in music, entrepreneurial spirit and diverse culture, we believe this is the perfect location for us to extend our digital leadership and recruit highly-skilled and passionate candidates for our second iHeartRadio Digital headquarters,” Darren Davis, President of iHeartRadio said at the time.
According to the Nashville Business Journal, Davis will relocate to Nashville to lead the operation. The downtown location includes approximately 66,000 square feet of office space, spread over two floors and will also house a Whole Foods and more than 300 apartments.
iHeartMedia will join Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group and Sony Music Nashville in the fast-changing area, the Journal reports.
Ralph Schulz, President and CEO of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, said iHeart’s decision to focus its North American digital growth in Nashville “is a testament to our vibrant music scene, our talented workforce and robust business climate.”
The company said it planned to open its Nashville offices in the first quarter of 2020, with hiring already underway for positions in engineering, product development, data science and other areas.