Slacker to Launch Stations Highlighting Slacker Canadian Music Week, Canadian Bands and Artists
TORONTO / SAN DIEGO – December 1, 2011 – Slacker, Inc. today announced that it has signed on as the exclusive title sponsor of Canadian Music Week. Canadian Music Week is a five-day entertainment event in Toronto, Ontario that includes Canada’s largest new music festival, Canadian Music Fest.
Slacker Canadian Music Week takes place March 21-25, 2012. Focusing on the music business, Slacker Canadian Music Week combines conferences, a trade exhibition, awards shows, a film festival, a comedy festival and Slacker Canadian Music Fest into a week-long event. The festival features over 900 emerging artists and headlining acts from 40 countries in over 60 venues around Toronto.
“We’re thrilled to have Slacker Radio as title sponsor of Canadian Music Week,” said Neill Dixon, president of CMW. “They are unlike any radio service out there, connecting fans with the music they love and ensuring that the 30th Canadian Music Week will be the most engaging event yet. This sponsorship extends the reach of emerging Canadian artists across North America.”
Leading up to Slacker Canadian Music Week, Slacker Radio will be releasing a variety of stations with a Canadian focus. As the event approaches, Slacker will launch Artist Showcase stations, unique stations programmed and hosted by bands and artists playing the festival. A 30th anniversary Canadian Music Week station featuring the festival act highlights from over the past thirty years and a Slacker Canadian Music Week station that includes exclusive artist interviews and music from the festival lineup are also planned for launch.
“We’re going to help produce a unique and exciting experience for Slacker Canadian Music Week,” said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. “The event is an amazing opportunity to engage with fans and artists as we expand our service throughout Canada.”
Slacker Radio offers a fully customizable and personal online radio experience in the United States and Canada that includes the most varied and compelling range of content offered by any Internet radio service. The Slacker Radio experience includes over 100 expert-programmed music stations, ABC news, ESPN sports, comedy, custom artist-hosted showcase stations and leading music festival stations. As a Facebook music partner announced at f8 with over 30 million registered users and a music catalog offering millions of songs, Slacker Radio gives listeners the ultimate music and content discovery resource.
To register or to purchase wristbands for Slacker Canadian Music Fest, please visit: http://www.cmw.net/conference/online-registration/.
About Canadian Music Week
Celebrating 30 years, 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 four information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest New Music Festival – Canadian Music Fest – CMW spans a five-day period from March 21 to March 25, 2012 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and over 60 various downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe. For more information, visit www.cmw.net.
About Slacker, Inc.
Slacker offers the world’s most complete range of radio services. Whether it’s the award-winning free Slacker Basic Radio, or the fully-loaded subscription services Slacker Radio Plus and Slacker Premium Radio, listeners enjoy a unique, custom listening experience. Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site, on connected home devices or on-the-go with Slacker Personal Radio applications. Slacker mobile applications are available for Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile, Palm webOS, Nokia, Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry smartphones. For more information visit: http://www.Slacker.com/about.
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