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6/23/2005

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

XM's Exclusive Satellite Radio Broadcast to Feature Performances by Madonna, R.E.M., Coldplay, Joss Stone, Snoop Dogg, U2, Dave Matthews Band, Rob Thomas, P Diddy, Will Smith, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Jamiroquai, Crosby Stills and Nash, Pink Floyd and More

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:XMSR) , 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).

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"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.

About XM Satellite Radio

XM is America's number one satellite radio service with more than 4 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM's 2005 lineup includes more than 150 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: 67 commercial-free music channels, featuring hip hop to opera, classical to country, bluegrass to blues; 64 channels of premier sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and 21 channels of the most advanced traffic and weather information for major metropolitan areas nationwide. XM Satellite Radio is the satellite radio leader in sports programming, offering thousands of live sporting events every year. XM is the official satellite radio network for Major League Baseball, NASCAR, the Indy Racing League, the PGA TOUR, and the college sports conferences ACC, Pac-10, and Big Ten. XM was named Best Radio Service at the 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards.

XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan and Volkswagen/Audi, is available in more than 120 different vehicle models for 2005. XM also is available in Avis, National, and Alamo rental cars. XM is the exclusive in-flight entertainment service for AirTran Airways, and will soon be available on JetBlue flights. Consumers can experience XM over the Internet through XM Radio Online at http://listen.xmradio.com/. Soon, XM and America Online will launch the world's largest combined digital radio network to be promoted to an audience of 100 million consumers online. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com/.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM Satellite Radio's service, the Company's dependence on technology and third party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 3-4-05. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department.
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Source: XM Satellite Radio

CONTACT: Anne-Taylor Griffith of XM Satellite Radio, +1-202-380-4151,
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Web site: http://www.xmradio.com/




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