SIRIUS Canada today announced that Toronto-based indie music group Broken Social Scene will play a live in-studio set broadcast throughout North America from SIRIUS Satellite Radio’s state of the art broadcast studios in New York City.
As part of their commitment to supporting new and emerging Canadian musical talent, SIRIUS Canada has coordinated a live simulcast for the band on Iceberg Radio (channel 95) that will also be recorded for future broadcast on a number of other SIRIUS channels including Left of Centre (channel 26), CBC Radio 3 (channel 94), Energie 2 (channel 193) and Bande à part (channel 93).
Broken Social Scene’s in-studio live set runs Friday afternoon on SIRIUS Canada’s Iceberg Radio (channel 95) at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 27.
“SIRIUS Canada is thrilled that Broken Social Scene is part of our first ever in-studio simulcast event at our SIRIUS studios in New York,” said Andreanne Sasseville, Director of Canadian Talent Promotion for SIRIUS Canada. “We are so proud to assist in promoting such a talented group of musicians to a North American audience. SIRIUS Canada is committed to delivering a positively unrivaled radio experience for subscribers.”
Broken Social Scene is currently on tour in the U.S. and will be playing three sold out concerts at New York City’s Webster Hall. The group will also appear on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien on January 31st. They will then depart for tours throughout Europe and Australia.
Commitment to New Canadian Talent
SIRIUS Canada is committed to supporting Canadian musical talent and will be investing 5% of its revenues on Canadian talent development initiatives over the next seven years. This new money and incremental funding for the Quebec and Canadian music and artistic communities will be divided equally among French and English artists. The funding will help showcase new and emerging artists, provide grants for production, create music videos and CD’s and will be used to promote new and emerging artists throughout Canada, the U.S and Europe.
Broken Social Scene’s live in-studio performance at SIRIUS studios in New York follows SIRIUS Canada’s success in Toronto and Montreal with its SIRIUS LIVE concerts. The concerts were broadcast throughout North America and featured up-and-coming Canadian musicians Feist, Ron Sexsmith, The Trews, Kathleen Edwards, Les Pistolets Roses, Anik Jean and aKido.
SIRIUS Canada’s premium satellite radio service which began broadcasting on December 1, 2005 features 100 channels of music, entertainment, sports and information. SIRIUS Canada currently offers Canadians the most channels, the best variety and the highest quality of coverage among satellite radio providers in Canada.