SLACKER LAUNCHES OFFICIAL CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK 2012 STATION
Festival Station Programmed and Hosted by Alan Cross With Exclusive Band and Artist Interviews Added During Event
SAN DIEGO – March 8, 2012 – Slacker, Inc. today launched “Canadian Music Week 2012,” the official radio station of Slacker Canadian Music Week. This free station, curated and hosted by Alan Cross, highlights the bands and artists performing at this year’s Slacker Canadian Music Fest. “Canadian Music Week 2012” can be found in Slacker’s Festivals/Events station category on the web, on applications for all major smartphones and also at this direct link: www.Slacker.com/station/Canadian- Music-Week-2012.
Programmed by Alan Cross, this station highlights the acts at Slacker Canadian Music Fest that listeners need to know, with bands and artists including Passion Pit, The Temper Trap, Carly Rae Jepsen and Childish Gambino. “Canadian Music Week 2012” will be updated live from the event with exclusive artist interviews and music from the festival lineup.
“As a tastemaker of Canadian music, Alan Cross brings incredible knowledge to this station,” said Scott Riggs, senior director of radio at Slacker. “This new station features some of today’s best music and hottest acts while complementing a well-rounded festival experience along with exclusive commentary throughout the station by Alan Cross.”
“I firmly believe that services like Slacker are a big, big part of the future when it comes to music discovery and the music fan’s ability to access music anywhere, anytime on whatever device they choose,” said Alan Cross. “The Canadian Music Week 2012 station is going to open a lot of eyes to the benefits and joys of Slacker Radio.”
Slacker Canadian Music Week is a five-day entertainment event in Toronto, Ontario that includes Canada’s largest new music festival, Slacker Canadian Music Fest. Slacker Canadian Music Week takes place March 21-25, 2012 and features over 800 emerging artists and headlining acts from 40 countries, including Singapore and Mongolia, in over 60 venues around Toronto.
To register or to purchase wristbands for Slacker Canadian Music Fest, please visit: www.cmw.net/conference/online-registration/.
To find out more about our station host, Alan Cross, please visit: www.alancross.ca/.
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. With around 35 million registered users and a music catalog offering millions of songs, Slacker Radio gives listeners the ultimate music and content discovery resource.
About Slacker, Inc.
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