SiriusXM Launches New Music Channels

SiriusXM announced today that it has launched four new music channels that will further expand the range and depth of the company’s industry leading line-up of commercial-free music channels.

The new channels will feature expertly-curated music in the Pop, Rock and Hip-Hop/R&B genres.

The introduction of these innovative new channels is consistent with SiriusXM’s track record of developing unique formats not heard on traditional broadcast radio, such as The Coffee House, Lithium, Chill, Pop2k, Y2Kountry and Faction.

“Our lineup of commercial-free music channels continues to evolve to meet the changing tastes of our growing subscriber base and to satisfy the next generation of core subscribers,” said Steve Blatter, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Music Programming, SiriusXM. “Building on our success at delivering an unmatched curated listening experience, several of the new channels feature music and artists from a period when many of our subscribers first connected with this music. These new and innovative radio formats make our broad range of music channels stronger than ever.”

Velvet (channel 13): Today’s top contemporary pop vocalists showcasing artists like Adele, Beyoncé, Sam Smith, Idina Menzel, John Legend and Adam Lambert. Velvet will launch with special guest DJ sessions with Idina Menzel, Josh Groban and Adam Lambert.

FLY (channel 47): Hip-Hop and R&B from the ’90s and 2000s featuring artists like Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child, Outkast, Mary J. Blige, P. Diddy and Missy Elliot. Fly will launch with a special guest DJ sessions hosted by R. Kelly, Warren G. and Nelly.

Turbo (channel 314): Hard Rock music from the ’90s and 2000s featuring artists such as Linkin Park, Korn, Papa Roach, Godsmack and System Of A Down.

Poptropolis (channel 300): Pop hits from the ’80s through 2000s featuring artists such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, George Michael, Alanis Morissette, Pink and Kelly Clarkson.

Additionally, SiriusXM will launch Limited Edition, channel 18, on August 13—which will be the home for SiriusXM’s exclusive, limited-run channels. SiriusXM’s Road Trip Radio, the limited-run channel featuring summer driving tunes—a mix of music from all genres and eras—will be available on SiriusXM’s Limited Edition beginning August 13.

The channels, available on satellite will also be available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at