NEW YORK, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that The Beatles Channel, the new channel created in collaboration with and fully authorized by The Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd., will feature special, exclusive guest DJ sessions with a variety of musicians, actors, celebrities and more—all of whom will host extensive specials playing their favorite Beatles music.
Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder will host the first guest DJ session on SiriusXM's The Beatles Channel on Friday, June 9 at 5:00 pm ET. The special guest DJ sessions will premiere on The Beatles Channel on Fridays at 5:00 pm ET and rebroadcast throughout the week. Don Henley's guest DJ session will premiere on Friday, June 23; Ron Howard's guest DJ session will premiere on Friday, July 14; and Billy Joel's guest DJ session will premiere on Friday, July 28.
Audio clips from the Guest DJ Sessions on SiriusXM's The Beatles Channel:
"The Beatles, not surprisingly, have fans that span generations and backgrounds, and now our exclusive new channel will allow them to come in and play their favorite Beatles songs," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM. "The artists, musicians, actors, celebrities, and super fans will reveal the songs they love, and the songs that have influenced their lives and their work. What they choose will be a revelation in itself that our subscribers will want to experience."
The Beatles Channel, celebrating popular music's most legendary and influential band, showcases all-things-Beatles with regular and special programming spanning the history-making careers of the band and its members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The channel explores The Beatles' entire career including their hits and deeper tracks, live recordings, rarities, and solo albums, while also spotlighting musicians who have inspired, and have drawn inspiration from, The Beatles. The Beatles Channel presents a curated mix of music tailored to a wide range of Beatles fans, along with a variety of regular shows and specials. For a full list of programming go to www.siriusxm.com/thebeatles.
ABOUT APPLE CORPS LIMITED
Apple Corps Ltd. was founded by The Beatles in 1968 to oversee the band's own creative and business interests. As part of its management of The Beatles' entire intellectual property canon, the London-based company has administered the legendary band's recorded catalogue, with more than 800 million physical and digital albums sold to date.
Apple Corps has also piloted innovative Beatles projects, which have become benchmarks for pioneering accomplishment, including the record-breaking, 30 million-selling album The Beatles 1, the universally acclaimed The Beatles Anthology series, the Grammy®-winning CD, vinyl, digital and streaming release of The Beatles' 13 remastered studio albums, the remixed and expanded Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Edition, and in partnership with Imagine Entertainment, White Horse Pictures and Polygram Entertainment/UMG, the Grammy®-winning 2016 feature documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, directed by Ron Howard.
In Apple Corps' first major theatrical partnership, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil® has played to nearly eight million audience members since its June 2006 opening at the Mirage in Las Vegas. The Beatles' LOVE also resulted in a double Grammy®-winning album and a Grammy®-winning feature film, All Together Now, which details the fascinating story behind the unique partnership between The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil that resulted in the creation and launch of LOVE.
The Beatles debuted for streaming worldwide on December 24, 2015 with the band's 13 U.K. studio albums and Past Masters (Volumes 1 & 2), The Beatles 1962-1966, The Beatles 1967-1970, and The Beatles 1. The Beatles' Anthology, Volumes 1-3 music collections and LOVE album followed on April 4 and June 17, respectively. Songs by The Beatles were streamed more than two billion times within the first year.
And continuing the commitment to preserving the archives and legacy of The Beatles' catalogue, The Beatles' Help!, Yellow Submarine, and Magical Mystery Tour feature films have in recent years been painstakingly digitally restored for DVD, Blu-ray™, and iTunes release.
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