Kavi Halemane serves as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Digital Programming for iHeartRadio. Halemane is responsible for overseeing iHeartRadio’s strategy/operations for Original Digital Music Station Programming, On Demand Subscription Playlist and Free Playlist Radio curation. In his position, Halemane oversees a team of expert music programmers and works closely with iHeartRadio’s Marketing, Editorial/Social and Sales teams to connect music fans, partners and artists with exclusive iHeartRadio content.
Halemane most recently served as the General Manager of Digital Programming for iHeartRadio. Prior to that, he worked as Vice President of Premiere Digital Media where he led the revamp of its digital network, an effort that helped to more than double Premiere Networks’ digital audience in 2016. Former positions also include serving as the Executive Vice President and Head of Digital for The Collective, an Artist/Talent management firm, as well as the Vice President of Marketing for the YouTube Multi-Channel Network Collective Digital Studio, now known as Studio71 US. In addition, Helamane held a variety of digital, marketing and product management roles at Interscope Geffen A&M Records/Universal Music Group.
Halemane studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating with Bachelor’s degrees in Music Business/Management and Music Production and Engineering. He was named Worldwide Radio Summit’s “Radio Company Online Executive of The Year” by All Access and A&R Worldwide in 2016. In his spare time, Halemane enjoys going to movies and concerts, reading graphic novels, playing cards and exploring NYC cuisine. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.