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Press release from CNW Group

XM Canada Gets Ready to Rock The Verge Music Awards

Monday, September 20, 2010

XM Canada Gets Ready to Rock The Verge Music Awards16:41 EDT Monday, September 20, 2010 NEW date, new artists and exciting new music from across the country TORONTO, Sept. 20 /CNW/ - Music lovers rejoice! XM Canada, the country's leading satellite radio company, is proud to announce a brand new date of March 1(st), 2011 for the 3(rd) annual The Verge Music Awards. In keeping with its support of uncovering new music talents, XM Canada will once again host the search for Canadian Artist of the Year and Canadian Album of the Year and award $50,000 in prizes. From Dan Mangan to Hey Rosetta!, Canada's growing pool of up-and-coming indie artists is creating a huge wave of Canadian music fans. The Verge Music Awards, to be hosted at The Mod Club in downtown Toronto, is one of the hottest indie music events in the country showcasing Canada's rising talent. "The growth of music talent in Canada is unstoppable and heightened by the nation's love for the artistic creativity behind the development of an album," says Jeff Leake, Director of Music Programming, XM Canada. "XM Canada is thrilled to support rising indie talent once again by providing platforms for their music to be discovered through events like The Verge Music Awards and our popular Canadian all music channel - The Verge XM 87." XM Canada's The Verge XM 87 and namesake of the award show, broadcasts new, emerging and independent Canadian talent and is a major support system for Canada's "indie" music scene. XM Canada and The Verge are dedicated to providing Canadian musicians with a platform to expose their music to a growing national audience. Stay tuned for more details on The Verge Music Awards in the coming months via Twitter @XMCanada, Facebook and TheVergeOnline.com. XM is a proud supporter of emerging Canadian talent and reaches out across the country to sponsor and support Canadian musicians, performers, songwriters and comedians through festivals, live performances, awards shows, financial support, promotions and exposure.  From Laugh Attack, Air Musique, Radio Parallèle, and Sur La Route to The Verge, Canada's only 24-hour platform for Canadian independent music, XM Canada is committed to delivering high quality, original Canadian programming to its listeners. About Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as XM Canada and is Canada's premium digital audio entertainment and information company with the best signal coverage across the country. With 130 digital channels of choice, XM Canada offers Canadian listeners the most unique and original Canadian and international programming, including commercial-free music channels, exclusive live concerts and sports coverage, and the best in talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming. A free 14-day trial of XM Radio is available at http://www.xmradio.ca/freetrial/. Visit www.xmradio.ca for programming and subscription information. XM Canada is the satellite entertainment leader in the Canadian automotive market with long-term factory installation agreements with manufacturers that own close to 50 per cent share of the domestic vehicle market. XM's industry-leading products are available at shop.xmradio.ca, and at retailers nationwide. XM programming is available by subscribing directly through XM Canada and is also available as streams of commercial-free XM music channels on TELUS Mobile Radio and Rogers Wireless Radio on Demand. XM Canada is the exclusive music channel provider on Air Canada's flights. To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.xmradio.ca/about/. For further information: <p>Jill Yetman<br/>Environics Communications, Inc.<br/>416-969-2722 | <a href="mailto:jyetman@environicspr.com">jyetman@environicspr.com</a></p> <p>Kristen Marano<br/>Environics Communications, Inc.<br/>416-969-2730 | <a href="mailto:kmarano@environicspr.com" cr="true">kmarano@environicspr.com</a></p>