Canadian Independent Music Takes International Stage as SIRIUS Satellite Radio Broadcasts Exclusive Live Concerts from North by Northeast (NXNE)



    June 13 and 14 - SIRIUS presents 2 nights of live music from NXNE
    featuring Canadian independent artists Matt Mays & El Torpedo, Justin
    Rutledge, Great Lake Swimmers, Ladyhawk, Hey Rosetta!, and more

    TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - SIRIUS Canada today announced that it will
broadcast 2 live concerts featuring Canadian Independent music to listeners
throughout Canada and the U.S. from Toronto's North by Northeast (NXNE)
festival - Canada's leading showcase for emerging music.
    Both concerts will be broadcast live on SIRIUS' CBC Radio 3 channel 94
and will feature Canadian indie artists Matt Mays & El Torpedo, Justin
Rutledge, Great Lake Swimmers, Ladyhawk, Hey Rosetta!, and others.
    "The band and I are really revved up for the NXNE show at the Reverb on
the 13th," said Justin Rutledge. "The fact that it's going to be broadcast by
SIRIUS only adds to our enthusiasm, and we're going to put all we have into
playing a great show. Good times on Satellite!"
    "Toronto turns into one big party during North by Northeast and it's
sweet that fans in the U.S. and Canada can catch our show live on SIRIUS. It's
gonna' be off the chainz," said Matt Mays.
    "We're excited to give Canadian independent music an international
audience on SIRIUS Satellite Radio," said Andreanne Sasseville, Director of
Canadian Content Development and Industry Relations, SIRIUS Canada Inc. "North
by Northeast is Canada's premier independent music festival that has broken
some of the country's best known indie bands and SIRIUS is proud to extend its
support for the third year in a row."
    "North by Northeast is thrilled to continue its partnership with SIRIUS,
and is looking forward to creating even more opportunities together for
Canadian artists to reach a broader international audience," said Andy McLean,
Managing Director of NXNE.
    Broadcast schedule for SIRIUS' CBC Radio 3 (channel 94):

    
    -   Friday, June 13th: Live from the Reverb (651 Queen Street W.,
        Toronto) featuring The Priddle Concern, Great Lake Swimmers, Laura
        Barrett, The Meligrove Band and Justin Rutledge. Broadcast on SIRIUS
        channel 94
           -  The Priddle Concern - 9:00 p.m. ET
           -  Great Lake Swimmers - 10:00 p.m. ET
           -  Laura Barrett - 11:00 p.m. ET
           -  The Meligrove Band - 12:00 a.m. ET
           -  Justin Rutledge - 1:00 a.m. ET

    -   Saturday, June 14th: Live from the Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street
        West, Toronto) featuring Rebekah Higgs, Spiral Beach, Hey Rosetta!,
        Matt Mays & El Torpedo, The D'Urbervilles and Ladyhawk. Broadcast on
        SIRIUS channel 94
           -  Rebekah Higgs - 9:00 p.m. ET
           -  Spiral Beach - 10:00 p.m. ET
           -  Hey Rosetta! - 11:00 p.m. ET
           -  Matt Mays & El Torpedo - 12:00 a.m. ET
           -  The D'Urbervilles - 1:00 a.m. ET
           -  Ladyhawk - 2:00 a.m. ET
    

    For the past 3 years, SIRIUS Canada and NXNE have played a leading role
in increasing the profile of independent Canadian music both domestically and
internationally through live showcase concerts broadcast on SIRIUS Satellite
Radio. Since 1995, NXNE has featured many breakout independent artists
including Feist, The Dears, Patrick Watson, Sam Roberts, Billy Talent,
Kathleen Edwards, Ron Sexsmith, K'naan, Jason Collett, Sarah Harmer, and Sum
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    Committed to Canadian Musicians

    Since its launch in December 2005, SIRIUS Canada has helped emerging
English and French Canadian musicians grow their audiences both in Canada and
the U.S. with satellite radio. SIRIUS Canada supports Canadian artists through
direct sponsorship activities and works closely with SIRIUS Satellite Radio's
music programmers to increase Canadian artists' profile across North America.
SIRIUS Canada also regularly hosts music showcases featuring emerging talent
for industry as well as presenting live satellite radio broadcast events
across North America.

    Note to Media

    Music and entertainment media are welcome to attend both showcase
concerts in Toronto providing they have been accredited by NXNE. For more
information, please visit: http://www.nxne.com/media-accreditation

    About SIRIUS Canada

    SIRIUS is Canada's number one choice for satellite radio with 110
full-time channels broadcast from studios in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and
New York. SIRIUS offers 100% commercial-free music plus premium sports, news,
talk and entertainment programming from North America's most recognizable and
respected personalities and brands. SIRIUS offers listeners unparalleled
coast-to-coast signal coverage and digital quality sound broadcast from three
high-orbit satellites.
    SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the CFL, NFL, NASCAR,
NBA and NLL and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the CFL, NFL, NBA and
NLL. SIRIUS is also the exclusive satellite radio home of CBC's Hockey Night
in Canada Radio. In addition, SIRIUS broadcasts live NASCAR races, the
Wimbledon Tennis Championships as well as Barclays English Premier League and
UEFA Champions League soccer.
    SIRIUS products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are available in
more than 4,000 retail locations, including Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Centre
Hi-Fi, Costco, Dumoulin, Future Shop, Home Hardware, London Drugs, Staples,
The Source By Circuit City, Visions, Wal-Mart and 2001 Audio Video. All SIRIUS
programming is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $14.99.
    SIRIUS Canada's automotive partners include Aston Martin, Audi, BMW,
Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda,
Mercedes Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Pana-Pacific, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen,
Volvo and the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). SIRIUS automotive
partners make up nearly 60 per cent of light vehicle sales in Canada.
    Click on www.sirius.ca to listen to SIRIUS live, or to purchase a SIRIUS
radio and subscription.





For further information:

For further information: For SIRIUS Canada: Jeff Roman, SIRIUS Canada,
(Tel) (416) 513-7434, (Email) jroman@siriuscanada.ca

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