24/7 channel dedicated to presenting Asian artists from around the world
Daily programming will include interviews, performances and music from the
biggest Asian stars and emerging artists across Asia
Full-time channel hosted by 88Rising Talent and founder
TORONTO, December 2, 2020 / CNW / – SiriusXM and 88rising, the pioneering Asian-focused music and media company, today announced the launch of 88rising Radio, a fully Asian, multi-genre music channel available in North America. The channel will debut tomorrow, December 3 To 12 p.m. ET on SiriusXM channel 305, available on SiriusXM Streaming.
SiriusXM collaborated on the creation of the channel with 88rising, the Los Angelescollective of artists and media platform, which represents the most avant-garde artists of Asia, and bridges the culture of young people from the East and the West. 88rising, founded by Sean miyashiro, develop, organize and present the channel 24/7.
88rising Radio will broadcast a range of music, from the greatest pop songs to the top of the charts through Asia, to current emerging discoveries, and present artists from South Korea, China, Japan, The Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and more. Artists like BTS, Joji, BLACKPINK, TWICE, Rich Brian, Peggy gou, Jackson Wang, beabadoobee, Iñigo Pascual, NIKI and many more will be included. When social distancing is no longer needed, the channel will also provide a unique platform for touring artists to visit, conduct interviews and interact with listeners, and perform live at SiriusXM Studios in Los Angeles and new York.
“SiriusXM is known for its compelling content and pop culture impact,” said Miyashiro, CEO and founding member of 88rising. “Collaborating on this channel has been truly organic and in synergy with our goals to bring 88’s foresight regarding Asian culture and its impact on listeners through our new channel, 88rising Radio. “
“Sean miyashiro and his team are now creating one of the most remarkable creative hubs in music, ”said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM. “88rising is a pioneering force connecting East and West, with undoubted success and credibility in strengthening cutting-edge Asian musical culture. It’s exciting that 88rising is joining the SiriusXM lineup, where its music, content and curation of 88rising Radio will be on par with any of our major music channels today. “
The commercial-free music channel, the first of its kind, will debut with a 24-hour takeover by acclaimed and closely followed Asian and Asian-American artists. From 3 p.m. ET, to December 388 emerging artists and Asian talents from around the world will take control of the channel, as guest DJs of songs that define them, alongside some of the hottest Asian bands and their own live performances. Participating artists will include Yuna, Dumbfoundead, beabadoobee, Phum Viphurit, Japanese Breakfast, Keshi and more.
88rising Radio will launch with daily programming including, stupid early, hosted by rapper / actor Dumbfoundead, and SOSUPERSONS, hosted by DJ / singer SOSUPERSAM. In 2021, listeners will also benefit from the world’s first Asian countdown show, The biggest 8, hosted by Miyashiro and Joy Fuck Club, a six-part humorous interview series hosted by comedian Joel Kim Booster.
Asian rap icon Dumfoundead will wake up North America the latest in Asian pop culture and music while serving up a menu of new hits on stupid early. DJ SOSUPERSAM will introduce listeners to the best Asian music on an eclectic afternoon road trip through new musical discoveries and the latest hits on SOSUPERSONS. At The biggest 8, Miyashiro will count the eight hottest new tracks of the week, while interviewing Asian music superstars in the studio. The Joy Fuck Club will offer listeners a front row seat in Booster’s imaginary comedy club, where emerging and established Asian comics debate and dispel Asian stereotypes, as well as share their own hilarious stories about their Asian-American experience.
From today to 7 p.m. ET, fans can listen to the DOUBLE HAPPINESS Global Holiday Festival presented by 88rising on www.siriusxm.ca/88rising, for a taste of what’s to come on 88rising Radio. The inaugural festival will feature DOUBLE HAPPINESS with never-before-seen performances, festive covers and exclusive debut videos from leading Asian artists, including headliners like Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge’s prodigious musical duo, NxWorries, the sensation of the K-Pop boy group ATEEZ and K- Pop Phenomenon CHUNG HA. Hosted in Los Angeles by rapper Dumbfoundead, DOUBLE HAPPINESS will feature more than 30 artists from 8 countries around the world. For a full list of artists and more information, visit https://Easternstandardti.me.
SiriusXM subscribers can listen to 88rising Radio starting tomorrow on channel 305 via SiriusXM online or on the SiriusXM app on a wide variety of connected devices, including smart TVs, devices with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. The SiriusXM app also offers additional features such as SiriusXM video, Pandora stations and the SiriusXM app library with over 10,000 hours of archived programming, exclusive musical performances, interviews and audio documentaries. SiriusXM has special offers for new subscribers, including a three-month free SiriusXM Streaming subscription. To find out more, visit www.siriusxm.ca/get-started/streaming.
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About 88 on the rise
Revered by people like The New Yorker, Rolling stone, CNN, Forbes, Bloomberg, Billboard, fork, and Los Angeles Times, 88rising is a global media company focused on celebrating Asian talents, stories and culture. A true pioneer in the media and entertainment industry, 88rising is paving the way for new and groundbreaking content and is quickly becoming a leader in progressive music and the pinnacle of youth culture around the world. 88rising was the first company to launch an Asian-centric music festival in United States (Head in the Clouds Music & Arts Festival) and the first to have an Asian R&B artist topped the Billboard charts (Joji). In 2019, they were awarded the Label of the Year by NetEase, one of the largest music streaming platforms in China, and had the highest streaming album in NetEase history. The team maintains a strong list of revolutionary Internet sensations, including Rich Brian, Joji, NIKI, Superior Brothers, Stéphanie Poetri, and many others. With over 130 million subscribers on social media platforms, 40 million monthly Spotify listeners, 7 billion total streams and 20,000 attendees at the latest Head in the Clouds Festival in Los Angeles, 88rising’s global influence is undeniable. You can find more information about 88rising atInstagram,Youtube, Twitter and Facebook.
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