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(06-22-2005) XM to Offer Radio Coverage of Live 8 -- PRNewswire*

XM to Offer Most Comprehensive Radio Broadcast Coverage of 'LIVE 8' Performances From Around the World

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: XMSR - News), the nation's leading satellite radio service with more than 4 million subscribers, announced today that it will broadcast LIVE 8 performances from around the globe. On July 2, XM will carry LIVE 8 concerts from London, Paris, Berlin, Rome and Philadelphia with XM personalities covering the performances live on location. XM's exclusive satellite radio broadcasts of LIVE 8 will begin at 9 a.m. ET on July 2 with performances from London and Paris on XM LIVE (XM Channel 200) and performances from Berlin, Rome and Philadelphia on XM LIVE II (XM Channel 201).

"LIVE 8 is that rare, global event that unites under a common cause an extraordinary line-up of talented musical artists from diverse genres and we are honored to be the exclusive satellite radio broadcaster for this event," said XM Satellite Radio Executive Vice President of Programming Eric Logan. "The millions of XM listeners who won't be able to attend this historic musical event will still have the opportunity to experience all of the excitement and, of course, hear all that great music."

Some of the music industry's most accomplished acts and biggest names will be performing at various LIVE 8 concerts around the world, including Annie Lennox, Bob Geldof, Bon Jovi, Brian Wilson, Coldplay, Crosby Stills and Nash, The Cure, Dave Matthews Band, Dido, Elton John, Faith Hill, Jamiroquai, Jay-Z, Joss Stone, Kaiser Chiefs, Keane, Keith Urban, The Killers, Lauryn Hill, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Maroon 5, Paul McCartney, P Diddy, Pink Floyd, R.E.M., Rob Thomas, Sarah McLachlan, Scissor Sisters, Snoop Dogg, Snow Patrol, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Tim McGraw, U2 and Velvet Revolver, among others.

The LIVE 8 broadcast will kick off XM's month-long celebration of live music. "JULIVE" will run throughout July across the XM platform with exclusive live performances from XM's massive live music archives. Complete information on XM's exclusive coverage of LIVE 8 and JULIVE is available at http://www.xmradio.com.

XM is the leader in live music broadcasting. From the start, XM has brought live performances from thousands of artists in the state-of-the-art XM studios to its passionate subscribers. XM also continues to bring the best live performances from the nation's top concert venues and music festivals to its subscribers, including Bonnaroo, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, South by Southwest (SxSW), Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic, Merlefest, the Shortlist Awards, Phish's Coventry show, the CMA Music Festival, Quincy Jones' We are the Future Concert, the Tsunami Aid benefit and Vote for Change.
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