Weekly commercial-free music show to feature breakout EDM music trending on YouTube
2nd collaboration between YouTube and SiriusXM creating original radio programming
American EDM DJ duo, The Chainsmokers, to host
NEW YORK – November 11, 2014 – SiriusXM and YouTube today announced the launch of The YouTube EDM 15, a new weekly show featuring trending electronic dance songs based on YouTube viewership data. The YouTube EDM 15 is the latest example of SiriusXM and YouTube’s shared goal of supporting great new music from today’s established and emerging stars.
The all-new EDM show builds on the success of The YouTube 15, a collaboration between SiriusXM and YouTube that launched earlier this year, and is hosted by the wildly popular Jenna Marbles. Along with greater airplay for established artists, The YouTube 15 introduced many songs from emerging artists, such as George Ezra, Dotan, and Chet Faker, who then received regular airplay for the first time in the U.S. across multiple SiriusXM channels.
The YouTube EDM 15 will be hosted by rising EDM duo The Chainsmokers, and will air weekly starting Friday, November 21, at 8:00 pm ET, and throughout the weekend, on BPM, channel 51, and via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. The new show will also feature notable guest hosts, continuing SiriusXM’s tradition of featuring amazing DJs across its BPM programming.
“Building on the great response to The YouTube 15 show on our SiriusXM Hits 1 channel, we are excited to collaborate again with YouTube to create The YouTube EDM 15, which will spotlight emerging EDM songs on the world’s largest music video platform,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “With The YouTube EDM 15, we will deliver to our listeners direct access to music emerging from YouTube’s worldwide audience and give our listeners an opportunity to go even deeper and discover even more of the EDM they love.”
“After seeing the The YouTube 15 on SiriusXM bring both more airplay for established artists and first-time radio airplay for many emerging artists, we see even more opportunity by teaming up again with SiriusXM to provide the data for The YouTube EDM 15. Together we’re connecting more fans with their favorite artists and helping them discover new music from all over the world, anytime and anywhere they’re listening,” said Vivien Lewit, Head of Label and Artist Relations, YouTube.
The Chainsmokers have become among the hottest young EDM DJs. Their live shows are sought after in EDM and their wild antics, hilarious personalities, and addictive productions have fans running to see them live every chance they get. The Chainsmokers’ YouTube channel features a wide array of both music and comedic content, including the first major release, #SELFIE, which swept the world with 250 million YouTube views. They have also received immense support by friends such as Nicky Romero, Steve Aoki, Pete Tong, Afrojack, Tiesto and W&W.
The weekly countdown will also be featured as video playlists on youtube.com/siriusxm.
BPM plays today’s biggest dance hits and remixes. Listeners will hear Tiesto, Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, deadmau5 and Kaskade.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world’s largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 26.7 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and from retailers nationwide as well as at shop.siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers in cars, trucks, RVs, boats and aircraft through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™, SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine™, Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation™, and XMWX Marine™. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers.