SIRIUS Satellite Radio Canada Celebrates Five Years of Supporting Canadian
Artists at North by Northeast (NXNE)

June 18 and 19 - SIRIUS will broadcast two nights of live music from NXNE featuring K-OS, Sloan, Huron, Said The Whale, Library Voices, Hannah Georgas, Bruce Peninsula and Attack in Black

TORONTO, June 15 /CNW/ - SIRIUS Canada, the country's leading audio entertainment company, today announced its continued support for Canada's North by Northeast (NXNE) festival. For the fifth consecutive year, SIRIUS Satellite Radio will broadcast live concerts featuring Canadian artists to listeners throughout Canada and the U.S.

The concerts on June 18th and 19th will be broadcast live on SIRIUS' Iceberg 85 and CBC Radio 3 channel 86 and will feature Canadian artists K-OS, Sloan, Said The Whale, Library Voices, Hannah Georgas, Bruce Peninsula, Attack in Black and Huron.

"SIRIUS is proud to mark five years of support for Canadian artists at NXNE," said Andreanne Sasseville, Director, Canadian Content Development and Industry Relations, SIRIUS Canada Inc. "As a top destination for music industry and media, NXNE is an incredible opportunity for Canadian artists to make connections and showcase their music. SIRIUS is happy to share all the excitement with satellite radio listeners and music fans in Canada and the U.S. with two live concert broadcasts."

"When it comes to putting great Canadian bands onstage and on the air, NXNE and SIRIUS is a winning combination. We're thrilled to be working with our SIRIUS partners once again to help make NXNE 2010 the best yet," said Andy McLean, Managing Director of NXNE.

NXNE Broadcast schedule on SIRIUS Satellite Radio

    -  Friday, June 18th: Live from Yonge & Dundas Square in Toronto
       featuring Said The Whale, K-OS, and Sloan. Broadcast on SIRIUS
       channel 85
           -  Said The Whale - 7:30 p.m. ET
           -  K-OS - 8:30 p.m. ET
           -  Sloan - 9:30 p.m. ET

    -  Saturday, June 19th: Live from the Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street
       West, Toronto) featuring Library Voices, Hannah Georges, Bruce
       Peninsula, Attack in Black and Huron. Broadcast on SIRIUS channel 86
           -  Library Voices - 9:00pm ET
           -  Hannah Georgas - 10:00 p.m. ET
           -  Bruce Peninsula - 11:00 p.m. ET
           -  Attack in Black - 12:00 p.m. ET
           -  Huron - 1:00 a.m. ET

Additional details on SIRIUS' NXNE broadcasts are available at and

Committed to Canadian Musicians

Since December 2005, SIRIUS Canada has helped emerging English and French Canadian musicians grow their audiences both in Canada and the United States. SIRIUS Canada supports the music industry through direct sponsorship activities and works closely with SIRIUS Satellite Radio's music programmers to increase Canadian artists' profile across Canada and the United States. SIRIUS Canada regularly hosts music industry showcases featuring emerging talent and presents 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:

About SIRIUS Canada

SIRIUS Satellite Radio Canada, one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, is the country's leading audio entertainment company with more than one million subscribers.

SIRIUS offers 120 channels of commercial-free music, premium sports, news, talk and entertainment programming from studios in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and New York. SIRIUS offers listeners unparalleled coast-to-coast signal coverage and digital quality sound broadcast from four high-orbit satellites.

SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the CFL, NFL and NASCAR and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the CFL and NFL games. SIRIUS is also the exclusive satellite radio home of CBC's Hockey Night in Canada Radio. In addition, SIRIUS broadcasts live NASCAR races, 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, Visions, Wal-Mart and 2001 Audio Video.

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.

All SIRIUS programming is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $14.99. Visit to listen to SIRIUS live, or to purchase a SIRIUS radio and subscription.

About NXNE

16 Years, 650 Bands, 50 Stages, 40 Films, 15 Conference Sessions, 7 Days. The North by Northeast (NXNE) festival experience takes over Toronto with the best new bands and international headliners, screenings of dynamic music films, compelling conference village sessions, rock n' roll keynotes and insights from the most forward-thinking interactive media innovators, and a charity soccer match. This year's festival runs from June 14-20, 2010. Visit NXNE online at


For further information: For further information: Jeff Roman, SIRIUS Canada, P: (416) 513-7434, E:

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