Polaris Music Prize Gala Broadcast Exclusively on SIRIUS Satellite Radio

    Live performances by Polaris nominees Black Mountain, Basia Bulat,
    Kathleen Edwards, Holy Fuck, Plants and Animals, Shad and Two Hours

    TORONTO, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - SIRIUS Canada, the country's leading satellite
radio company, today announced that the 2008 Polaris Music Prize Gala will be
broadcast live on SIRIUS Satellite Radio September 29. The Polaris Music Prize
is Canada's premiere independent music award featuring a $20,000 prize for a
full-length Canadian album, judged solely on artistic merit, without regard to
genre or record sales. The winner of this year's prize will be announced
during SIRIUS' live broadcast.
    Hosted by SIRIUS Satellite Radio and CBC Radio 3 host Grant Lawrence, the
broadcast will feature live performances from Polaris Music Prize nominees
Basia Bulat, Two Hours Traffic, Kathleen Edwards, Plants and Animals, Black
Mountain, Shad and Holy Fuck. The gala will also feature exclusive video
performances from nominees Caribou, Stars and The Weakerthans.
    "SIRIUS Canada is proud of its continued support of the Polaris Music
Prize and thrilled to give this year's nominees a North American audience on
SIRIUS Satellite Radio," said Andreanne Sasseville, Director of Canadian
Talent and Industry Relations, SIRIUS Canada Inc. "Polaris finalists represent
some of the best talent Canada has to offer and now SIRIUS listeners across
Canada and the U.S. can hear them perform live."
    "We appreciate SIRIUS' ongoing support and commitment to Canadian music,"
said Steve Jordan, Founder and Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize.
"The live broadcast to listeners in Canada and the U.S. adds another exciting
element to this event that honours creativity and diversity in Canadian
    SIRIUS Canada's exclusive live broadcast of the Polaris Music Prize Gala
will air on CBC Radio 3 channel 86 at 7:00 pm ET on September 29.

    Nominees for the 2008 Polaris Music Prize include:

    -   Black Mountain - In the Future
    -   Basia Bulat - Oh, My Darling
    -   Caribou - Andorra
    -   Kathleen Edwards - Asking For Flowers
    -   Holy Fuck - LP
    -   Plants and Animals - Parc Avenue
    -   Stars - In Our Bedroom After The War
    -   Shad - The Old Prince
    -   Two Hours Traffic - Little Jabs
    -   The Weakerthans - Reunion Tour

    For more information please visit www.sirius.ca

    About SIRIUS Canada

    SIRIUS is Canada's number one choice for satellite radio with 120
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
and NLL and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the CFL, NFL 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 3,500 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, Bentley,
BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jaguar, Jeep, 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: MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Roman, SIRIUS Canada, (416)
513-7434, jroman@siriuscanada.ca

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