Montreal, Canada, July 20, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Galaxie, Your Musical Universe, is proud to partner with the Osheaga music festival to offer the Galaxie Osheaga channel on TV and on mobile as part of the Galaxie digital audio service with select distributors for a limited time. In addition, the Galaxie Rising Star Program is encouraging emerging talent by awarding cash prizes to two winning artists from among performers on the Galaxie Tree Stage during Osheaga.
The Osheaga audio channel is available as one of the Galaxie channels on TV to Videotron iilico and SaskTel MaxTV subscribers and on a subscription basis via the Galaxie mobile application for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android devices. The channel will be available until September 5th to allow for everyone to relive great Osheaga memories. The channel features many of the artists performing at the 2012 edition of Osheaga presented by Virgin Mobile and highlights a wide variety of Canadian talent who will be gracing the different stages during the event.
“Galaxie is excited to create and make available an Osheaga channel that highlights the outstanding musical talent and diversity that will be represented at this increasingly important summer festival”, explains Gary Pelletier, Vice President of Marketing, Stingray Digital and Director of the Galaxie Rising Stars Program. “Evenko’s programming team, organizers of Osheaga, have selected a stellar line-up for this year’s festival, and the channel will proudly feature emerging Canadian acts who will appear on stage alongside international musical superstars,” Pelletier added.
Galaxie will award two Canadian acts performing on the Tree Stage with cash prizes that will help further their careers. The Galaxie Rising Star Program promotes emerging Canadian talent by providing showcase opportunities, monetary awards and potential airplay on the Galaxie channels. This year, the winners will be determined by a public vote, taken via the Galaxie website (galaxie.ca), combined with scores by an official jury. Since its inception in 2000, over 900 artists have directly benefitted from the Galaxie Rising Stars Program.
About Galaxie, Your Musical Universe
The Galaxie music service, owned by Stingray Digital, is available in over 11 million television homes in North America, South America and the Caribbean. Galaxie music channels on TV, offers a broad selection of music to please all tastes and for all occasions. The Galaxie service includes up to 100 music channels programmed by experts in a variety of genres including: Rock, Pop, Classical, Jazz, Country and more. It is a perfect mix of continuous music with no ads and no talk. Galaxie is included as part of the basic television service on digital cable, on satellite, via Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), on broadband and on mobile. Visit galaxie.ca for more information.
About Stingray Digital Group
Stingray Digital is the leading multi-platform music service provider in the world, with more than 75 million subscribers in 51 different countries. Our properties include:
· Galaxie, the leading digital music service on TV in Canada and in the US (www.galaxie.ca)
· The KARAOKE Channel, the world’s largest licensed karaoke library and karaoke service on TV and Internet (www.thekaraokechannel.com)
· Music Choice Europe, the leading digital music service on TV in Europe and Africa (www.musicchoiceinternational.com)
· Concert TV, a video-on-demand service distributed to 45 million homes in the US and in Canada (www.concerttv.com)
· Stingray360, a leader in sensorial marketing solutions for business (www.stingray360.com)
· Stingray Music, music licensing for film, television, advertising and other (www.stingray-music.com)
Stingray Digital is financially backed by Telesystem and Novacap. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, the company has 200 employees in offices across Canada and additional offices in Los Angeles, and London, England. For more information, visit www.stingraydigital.com.
The OSHEAGA experience is all about enjoying some of our favourite Canadian and international bands in a unique outdoor setting, surrounded by trees and water and spending the day discovering art, new bands, new music and the perfect Montreal summer experience while OSHEAGA in the City presents shows in various venues around Montreal. Now in its 7th year, Virgin Mobile presents OSHEAGA festival is the biggest festival of its kind in Canada. Over 90 bands perform various styles of music over a 5-day period outdoor and indoor, all in the unique Montreal summer festival atmosphere. Major international acts including Coldplay, The Killers, Iggy & The Stooges, Sonic Youth, The Roots, Rufus Wainwright, Arcade Fire, Weezer and Eminem as well as up-and-coming indie acts such as The Stills, La Roux, Coeur de pirate, Hey Rosetta! , The Barr Brothers and Elie Goulding have played on its multiple stages since its inception. The event attracts music lovers from across North America and Europe who enjoy its unique, Canadian spin on what a music festival should feel like.