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Additional performers include: Alvvays, The Glorious Sons, Broncho and Miracles

Saturday, May 9, 2015 | Grand Ballroom – Sheraton Centre (123 Queen St. W.) Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm | Ticket price: $39.50 (plus taxes & SC) www.indies.ca 

  Canadian Music Week is proud to announce this year’s performers for the SiriusXM Indies – 15th Annual Independent Music Awards – taking place on Saturday May 9th, 2015 at The Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto. This year’s show will feature a concert set from headliner and multiple JUNO Award winning band Billy Talent.   Since the release of their self-titled debut in 2003, Billy Talent have cemented themselves as a generation-defining rock band.  Boasting nearly one million albums sold in Canada alone and nearly 3 million albums sold internationally, the band have seen multi-platinum certifications for their albums Billy Talent I and II and III, and platinum status for the latest studio album Dead Silence.  The band has enjoyed tremendous success at Canadian rock radio where they have had three #1 hits that combined for 19 weeks at the top spot, five Top 5 hits, and five Top 10 hits.   Celebrating the best of independent music – both Canadian and International – the event will also feature performances by 2014’s breakout band Alvvays, who graced the cover of this winter’s issue of Exclaim!. 2015 JUNO-nominated ‘Best Rock Album of the Year’ act The Glorious Sons are also set to take the stage, followed by Oklahoma’s fuzz-rock BRONCHO and Montreal’s Miracles. Hosted by SiriusXM Canada’s Jeff Leake, the 2015 SiriusXM Indies will be broadcast live for SiriusXM subscribers in Canada and the U.S. on “Iceberg” (Sirius 161) and “The Verge” (XM 173). 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 for the show are available to purchase now online at www.indies.ca About Canadian Music Week Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining three information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival, CMW spans a 10-day period from May 1 to May 10, 2015 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel and over 60 downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe. For more information, visit www.cmw.net. About SiriusXM Canada Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada, with over 2.6 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. 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 aboutSiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.siriusxm.ca. SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies five years in a row and 2013 and 2014 rankings in PROFIT 500’s list of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies. Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, on Twitter at twitter.com/siriusxmcanada and on Youtube at youtube.com/siriusxmcanada. For Canadian Music Week Media and SiriusXM Indies Media Inquiries please contact: Sacha Miller- Publicity Manager T: 416-703-9703 E: sacha@audioblood.com For Canadian Music Week General information, please contact: Bessie Bullard – Communications Director T: 905.858.4747 E: bessie@cmw.net SiriusXM Canada contact: Mike Calnek Director, Publicity, Promotion and Sponsorship T: 416-513-7459 E: mike.calnek@siriusxm.ca

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