Canadian Music Week Radio launches May 8th on SiriusXM
- CMW's SiriusXM Indies award show broadcast honours the best in Canadian indie music on May 10th
TORONTO, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, today
announced a nationwide live broadcast of the SiriusXM Indies in Toronto on May 10th. The annual awards show, part of Canadian Music Week (CMW) festivities,
will feature and award today's hottest independent Canadian bands and
will include internationally acclaimed electro-pop band Little Dragon
performing as headliners. The SiriusXM Indies are part of the three day
channel takeover Canadian Music Week Radio (CMW Radio) airing from May 8th through May 10th which will feature exclusive interviews, live recordings and more
during Canadian Music Week. Subscribers can enjoy CMW Radio and the
full live SiriusXM Indies show on Iceberg (Sirius 161) and The Verge (XM 173).
In its 14th year, the annual Independent Music Awards event (SiriusXM Indies) will
be hosted live from the Kool Haus in Toronto by SiriusXM on-air
personality Jeff Leake to close off CMW. The awards show will feature
live performances from the best bands from home and abroad including
The Hidden Cameras, Hollerado, Born Ruffians, Mounties, Ponctuation,
The Strumbellas and international headliners Little Dragon.
The prestigious show doles out over 35 awards throughout the night,
including: Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Artist of the Year
and SiriusXM's Emerging Artist of the Year in both English and French
categories, which awards a $5,000 bursary to each winner. Nominees
range from superstar Canadian acts Arcade Fire, City and Colour and
deadmau5 to indie successes July Talk, USS, Mother Mother, Monster
Truck, A Tribe Called Red and much more. International artists are also
honoured, with 2014 nominees including: Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, My
Bloody Valentine, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Calvin Harris.
Subscribers can tune into Canadian Music Week Radio starting at midnight
ET on May 8th, wrapping up with a live broadcast of the SiriusXM Indies on Saturday,
May 10th on Iceberg (Sirius 161) and The Verge (XM 173). Award show coverage kicks off at 7 pm ET with a special one
hour pre-show featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with
nominees and performers. Those satellite radio subscribers who add SiriusXM Internet Radio access to their subscription can also listen on the SiriusXM Internet
Radio App and online.
Tickets to the SiriusXM Indies are $34.50 and can be purchased here. CMW wristbands and passes are also accepted.
SiriusXM is a proud and long-time sponsor of Canadian Music Week and
through its Canadian Content Development strategy has a legacy of
supporting and furthering the best emerging Canadian music, including
many of the 2014 Indies-nominated artists. Through Canadian indie music
channels The Verge (XM 173) and Iceberg (Sirius 161), francophone
channels Influence Franco (XM 174) and Attitude Franco (Sirius 164),
plus many more, SiriusXM continues to offer a leading platform for
For more information, visit www.siriusxm.ca or www.indies.ca.
About SiriusXM Canada
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million subscribers, 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, entertainment and major sports brands including the
NHL, NFL, NBA, NASCAR, CNN, CBC, FOX, BBC, Howard Stern, Oprah, Disney,
Comedy Central and more.
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. SiriusXM programming is also available online at www.siriusxm.ca and on Apple and Android-powered mobile devices.
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radio products are available at more than 3,000 retail locations
nationwide. To find out more about SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), visit
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SOURCE: SiriusXM Canada
For further information:
SiriusXM Canada contact:
Director, Publicity, Promotion and Sponsorship