iHeartMedia launches a permanent virtual performance space on Fortnite

SAN ANTONIO, TX (CelebrityAccess) – iHeartMedia has taken its first big step into the Metaverse with the launch of iHeartLand, a virtual entertainment space designed for the Fortnite gaming platform.

According to iHeartMedia, iHeartLand combines gameplay with a variety of entertainment events, programming, and fan experiences.

“Our goal is to meet audiences where they are – delivering innovative and incredible programming to constantly challenge us to take entertainment to the next level. iHeartLand will be bringing a full schedule of musical performances and podcasts to State Farm Park that will give fans the ability to play and interact with shows and artists in new ways,” said Conal Byrne, CEO of iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group. “From interactive performances and intimate stories to immersive gameplay, native to the platform – this new world allows us to expand the reach of today’s biggest creators, artists and personalities in revolutionary ways, and is an important next step for iHeartMedia in expanding our engagement with our users. .

The virtual entertainment space will debut a two-part performance by the Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer, Charlie Puthwho will perform their first Metaverse concert on September 9 inside Fortnite at iHeartLand’s State Farm Park.

The concert will be followed by an album launch party with new music performed for the first time to celebrate his upcoming album CHARLIE which will be released on October 7 and will host a quiz with fans on the platform.

“I’m so excited to step into the metaverse for the first time in partnership with iHeartRadio and experience all that iHeartLand has to offer. It’s really important to me to connect with my fans in new ways and it will be awesome. to all get together and have fun,” Puth said. “I couldn’t be happier to share this with iHeart and the fans who have been part of some of the most memorable moments of my career. We’ll see each other there!”

At launch, iHeartLand includes a virtual performance space, a giant screen attached to the main stage where users can enjoy concerts, performances and programs from contemporary artists, as well as a red carpet for fans and a grass-dotted lawn. virtual food and merch tents where players can use in-game currency to unlock special features.

Fans can earn in-game money through competitive mini-games that also allow them to unlock fan experiences such as gameplay competitions with artists themselves.

“Our collaboration with iHeart gives State Farm the opportunity to continue to engage customers and reach new audiences in innovative ways, both in the physical and digital worlds,” said Alyson Griffin, vice president of marketing at State Farm. “State Farm Park provides an additional experiential element for Fortnite Creative visitors to fully immerse themselves in virtual entertainment – including concerts, meet-and-greets with their favorite artists, trivia, and interactive games.”

iHeartLand was developed by Atlas Creative, a leading game developer specializing in the development of Fortnite Island.