Cumulus Media “Your Music Plus” Audio Feature Lights Up Fontaines D.C. Single, “Starburster” on Cumulus’ Alternative Stations Across the U.S.

ATLANTA, GA – July 8, 2024 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces the launch today ofthe latest installment of its exclusive multi-part audio series, Your Music Plus, featuring stories behind the making of Irish post-punk band Fontaines D.C.’s new single, “Starburster.” The song hails from the Dublin-made, now London-based band’s upcoming album, Romance, on XL Recordings. The Your Music First audio campaign will air on Cumulus Media’s Alternative stations across the U.S. over the next eight weeks.

In “Starburster,” Fontaines D.C.’s poetic lyrics are punctuated by vocalist Grian Chatten’s sharp, feral intakes of breath, inspired by a panic attack he had in St. Pancras railway station in London. The song’s propulsive beat and unrelenting lyrics establish self-destruction as fantasy.

Greg Frey, VP of Music Partnerships, Cumulus Media, said: “Fontaines D.C.’s new song, “Starburster” shows the band expanding their sound with cinematic lyrics and deeper wells of art rock, hip hop beats, electronica and more. Coupling that with exclusive audio from lyricist Grian Chattenabout the making of “Starburster” and how a panic attack ended up changing the whole song makes this a really special installment of Your Music Plus. We’re excited to partner with XL Recordings and Beggars Group to bring this to our listeners.”

Your Music Plus highlights new music in a unique way by sharing with radio listeners the thoughts of the biggest stars in different formats in a series of revealing and exclusive vignettes across AC, Alternative, CHR, Country, Hot AC, Rock and Urban formats. The shows feature artist commentary on the song, with artists presenting different aspects of their song’s personal meaning, the inspiration behind the music, and insights on their life and career. 

Previous campaigns have featured Valory Music Co. recording artist Thomas Rhett’s “Angels (Don’t Always Have Wings),” Republic Records recording artist Shania Twain’s “Giddy Up!,” Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker’s “Fires Don’t Start Themselves,” Thirty Seconds To Mars’ “Stuck,” Atlantic Records recording artist Janelle Monáe’s “Lipstick Lover,” Broken Bow Records recording artist Lainey Wilson’s “Watermelon Moonshine,” Warner Music Nashville recording artists Dan + Shay’s “Save Me The Trouble,” Atlantic Records recording artist Gucci Mane’s “There I Go,”Arista Records recording artist Mäneskin’s “Honey (Are U Coming?),” BBR Music Group recording artist Jason Aldean’s “Let Your Boys Be Country,” BBR Music Group artist Jelly Roll’s “Halfway to Hell” and “I Am Not Okay,” Pearl Jam’s “Dark Matter,” Warner Music Nashville’s Zac Brown Band’s “Tie Up,” and Mötley Crüe’s “Dogs of War.”

About Cumulus Media  

Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) is an audio-first media company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion people every month — wherever and whenever they want it. Cumulus Media engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 401 owned-and-operated radio stations across 85 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, AP News, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across more than 9,800 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through the Cumulus Podcast Network, its rapidly growing network of original podcasts that are smart, entertaining and thought-provoking. Cumulus Media provides advertisers with personal connections, local impact and national reach through broadcast and on-demand digital, mobile, social, and voice-activated platforms, as well as integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, full-service audio solutions, industry-leading research and insights, and live event experiences. Cumulus Media is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information visit

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