TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's
leading audio entertainment company, today announced nominations for
the 2012 SiriusXM Indie Awards' Emerging Artist of the Year category
and will award $10,000 to the winner during the award show taking place
at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on Saturday, March 24, 2012.
The SiriusXM Indies are part of Canadian Music Week's diverse program of
industry conferences, awards and concert events in Toronto and
acknowledges the achievements of the year's top independent artists -
both Canadian and international.
"This year, we created and built the SiriusXM Emerging Artist of the
Year category into the awards show to encourage new, up-and-coming
Canadian artists to further the development of their musical career,"
said Andreanne Sasseville, Director, Talent and Industry Relations for
SiriusXM Canada. "The winning artist will be selected by fans out of a
list of 10 eligible nominees and will receive a $10,000 bursary from
2011 artist nominees were selected after meeting the following
Artists who had not received airplay on either Iceberg (Sirius 151) or
The Verge (XM 151) prior to January 1, 2011
Artists must have charted in the Top 5 on the SiriusXM weekly countdown
"The Grocery List" heard on The Verge (XM 151) between January 1, 2011
and January 1, 2012
Artists must be in current rotation on either Iceberg (Sirius channel
151) or The Verge (XM channel 151) as of February 1, 2012
Artists must have released an album or EP during the period of December
1, 2010 and December 31, 2011
2011 SiriusXM Indies Emerging Artist Nominees:
Low Level Flight
The Pack A.D.
Fans are encouraged to vote for their favourite emerging artist of the
year at www.indies.ca prior to March 23, 2012 and the winning artist will be announced at the
2012 SiriusXM Indie Awards on March 24.
The awards show will also feature performances from some of the past
year's hottest artists including The Sheepdogs, Dan Mangan, Rich
Aucoin, and special performances by Passion Pit and SiriusXM Indies
Hall of Fame inductees Treble Charger. SiriusXM subscribers across
Canada and the U.S. will be able to listen to the Awards and concert
live on The Verge on XM 151 and Iceberg on SIRIUS 151.
Tickets for the SiriusXM Indie Awards are on sale now for $39.50 plus
taxes through all Ticketmaster outlets, Rotate This, and Soundscapes,
as well as online at www.ticketmaster.ca, www.indies.ca. Ticket buyers may also call 1-855-985-5000 to charge by phone.
In addition to these performances, the 2012 SiriusXM Indie Awards will
honour the achievements of 140 deserving artists. Visit www.indies.ca for a full list of nominees.
SiriusXM Canada will also present "La Belle Province Night" as part of
Canadian Music Week with special performances by The Dears, Martha
Wainwright, Galaxie, Ariane Moffatt, Half Moon Run and Adam & the
Amethysts. Sirius and XM subscribers can tune in to the broadcast live
from the El Mocambo in Toronto on Thursday, March 22 at 8:30pm EST on
Sirius channels 153 and 161.
For more information on tickets, photos, updates, and announcements,
please visit www.indies.ca.
About SiriusXM Canada
SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR) is the country's leading audio entertainment
company and broadcasts more than 120 satellite radio channels featuring
premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music.
SiriusXM Canada offers an array of content from the most recognized
news and entertainment brands as well as from professional sports
leagues including the NHL, NFL, MLB and CFL.
SiriusXM programming is available on a variety of devices including
pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks and boats,
smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for
homes and offices. Sirius XM programming is also available online at www.sirius.ca and www.xmradio.ca and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices.
SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its
radio products are available at more than 3,000 retail locations
nationwide. To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. (TSX:
XSR), visit our website at www.siriusxm.ca.
SOURCE SiriusXM Canada
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