25 septembre 2012

SiriusXM Canada presents $41,230 to Young Musicians of the World thanks to its Summer Tour

Owing to the success of its summer tour, SiriusXM Canada couldn’t be more proud today as they present the organization, Young Musicians of the World with a cheque totalling $41,230! For the rock-bottom ticket price of $10, the public was able to go to concerts this summer that brought together artists like Malajube, Galaxie, Pierre Lapointe et ses musiciens, Loco Locass, Louis-Jean Cormier, David Giguère, Koriass, Loud, Lary, Ajust and K'naan.

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Andréanne Sasseville, Director of Canadian Content Development and Industry Relations for SiriusXM Canada, gives Blaise Fortier, Cofounder, and Pierre Girard, Executive Director of Young Musicians of the World, a cheque for $41,230. The event took place in the presence of students from the Montreal Young Musicians of the World School. Download photo (jpg)

“The Young Musicians of the World team would like to heartily thank everyone involved at SiriusXM for their extraordinary generosity. This major donation, by allowing us to increase the number of YMW music classes, will significantly contribute to the development of more than 400 youth in Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke and Kitcisakik (Abitibi-Temiscamingue)” concludes Blaise Fortier, Cofounder of Young Musicians of the World, an organization that contributes to youth development in underprivileged areas by creating free music schools that emphasize traditional music from the students’ countries of origin.

The SiriusXM Tour was attended by thousands of spectators in six different Quebec cities. “We’re very proud to have been able to highlight Quebec artists while combining the experience with an organization dedicated to the musical awakening of our youth,” explains Andréanne Sasseville, Director of Canadian Content Development and Industry Relations for SiriusXM Canada. “With the help of Scène 1425, we were able to bring together talented artists, orchestrate a tour in six cities, as well as share our passion for music with the public. We want to say a big thank you to everyone!”

Relive the concerts from this tour.
Broascast at 8pm ET on Air Musique (XM152) and Latitude Franco Sirius 155.

Tuesday, September 25: Pierre Lapointe

Wednesday, September 26: Galaxie

Thursday, September 27: Malajube

Friday, September 28: David Giguère

Saturday, September 29: Loco Locass

Sunday, September 30: Louis-Jean Cormier

About SiriusXM Summer Tour

Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada 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 and entertainment brands as well as from professional sports leagues including the NHL, NFL, MLB and CFL.

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.sirius.ca and www.xmradio.ca and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices.

SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its radio products are available at more than 3,000 retail locations nationwide. To find out more about SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.siriusxm.ca.

Scène 1425 is a multiplatform production project with a mandate to promote music and concerts to a large audience. Established in 2008 by the Corporation de la salle André-Mathieu in Laval, this project is now active in 10 cities across the province of Québec thanks to an affiliation with 9 other Performing arts presenters; Salle Albert-Rousseau (Quebec City), Centre culturel de Joliette, Le Palace (Granby), Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne, Centre culturel de l'Université de Sherbrooke, Maison des arts de Drummondville, Diffusion Momentum (Victoriaville) and the city of Gatineau.
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