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Clear Channel and Macy’s Congratulate "The Summer Set," Winners of this Year’s "Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star" Campaign


Campaign Captured More Than Six Million Online Votes – Four Million Votes More Than Its Inaugural Year

New York, NY – Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and Macy’s congratulate The Summer Set, a Scottsdale, Arizona based pop rock band, on winning the second Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star Campaign. The Summer Set will now have the opportunity to perform alongside music’s biggest stars at this year’s iconic two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on September 20 and 21.

The Summer Set consists of vocalist Brian Dales; guitarist, backing vocalist and pianist John Gomez; bassist Stephen Gomez; guitarist Josh Montgomery; and drummer Jess Bowen. Formed by brothers John and Stephen as teenagers, the band released their first full-length album Love Like This in 2009, and its sophomore album Everything’s Fine in 2011. The quintet quickly became a phenomenon throughout the independent music scene and continued to hone their irresistible brand of feel-good pop through major television syncs on “Dancing With The Stars,” MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” “10 on Top” and “Hard Times of RJ Berger.” The band’s third album Legendary, which released April 16 on Fearless Records, debuted at No. 3 on the iTunes Pop Charts and No. 9 on the overall iTunes Chart. The album’s first single “Boomerang” surpassed an impressive 10,000 digital sales in its first week of release and is also the featured track in the Rising Star campaign. The music video for “Boomerang” premieres today on VEVO.

Last year, Clear Channel radio listeners, iHeartRadio fans and Macy’s shoppers cast more than two million votes for their favorite up-and-coming artists. This year, fans tripled their participation, surpassing six million votes across the country and crowning The Summer Set as the 2013 Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising star. The campaign also featured five in-store performances by the Top 5 finalists where hundreds of fans flocked to Macy’s stores to see live performances of the must-hear breakout artists of 2013.

“It’s such a surreal dream come true,” said Brian Dales of The Summer Set. “Entering this competition was unlike anything we’ve done in our career and I still have a hard time believing we won. Legends (The Summer Set’s fans) are the best fans in the world for coming together in support of this moment. I’m so excited to see all the doors this may open and I want to say thanks to Macy’s, iHeartRadio and Fearless Records. Here’s to the future”

In addition to performing alongside major music stars at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, The Summer Set will kick-off their victory celebration with special performances during this summer’s Macy’s Passport presents Glamorama® events. Macy’s iconic high-fashion and entertainment extravaganzas feature the latest fashion from the hottest designers, show-stopping dance, visuals and staging, as well as incredible musical and other performances. Macy’s Glamorama this year is themed “Fashion in a New Light,” and will highlight the mystery and magic of illumination. Summer Set will open the shows on August 2 in Minneapolis and August 9 in Chicago, followed by two shows in late September slated for Los Angeles and San Francisco. Tickets are available for purchase at

Last fall’s iHeartRadio Music Festival hosted by Ryan Seacrest featured performances by some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Usher, Bon Jovi, Lil Wayne, Green Day, Swedish House Mafia, No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Pitbull, deadmau5, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Linkin Park, Jason Aldean, P!nk, Mary J. Blige and Calvin Harris. The 2013 star-studded line-up will be announced this summer.

About Macy’s
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers, employees and Macy’s Foundation, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

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About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
With 243 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 cities through 850 owned radio stations. The company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, Sirius/XM satellite, on the Internet at and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile application on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others.

The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company.

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