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Pop / Rock 11/06/2008

SIRIUS' Alt Nation To Become 'Coldplay Nation' For Ten Days Beginning June 13, 2008

NEW YORK (Top40 Charts/ By Samantha Bowman/ Satellite Radio) - SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced that Coldplay will take over SIRIUS' Alt Nation channel 21 for ten days.

Coldplay Nation will premiere on Friday, June 13 at 6:00 pm ET and will air through Sunday, June 22. The launch of Coldplay Nation coincides with the release of Viva La Vida, Coldplay's new album, which will be in stores June 17.

The channel will feature music from Viva La Vida as well as other Coldplay songs and will include personal introductions by members of the band, including lead singer Chris Martin. The band will also select songs by artists who have influenced them over the years and some of their favorite music from today.

Viva La Vida, Coldplay's fourth album, " ... was fueled by a desire to move from black and white into color," says Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. "Or, if you like, we decided to let our garden grow a little more unkempt. The bloodhound was let off its leash."

"Coldplay has found chart-topping worldwide success by creating one of the most distinctive sounds and styles in popular music today," said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS President of Entertainment and Sports. "We are thrilled to give Coldplay and their fans a channel on SIRIUS where they can hear the band introduce their music in addition to the unique music always played on Alt Nation, uninterrupted and non-stop for an unprecedented ten full days."

Coldplay Nation continues SIRIUS' tradition of creating exclusive limited-run artist-branded channels dedicated to iconic musicians. SIRIUS has previously offered limited-run channels such as Radio R.E.M., Weezer Nation, Rolling Stones Radio, E Street Radio, Neil Diamond Radio, and JAY-Z Nation, among many others.
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