SiriusXM And YouTube Create 'The YouTube 15' Weekly Radio Show
June 26, 2014 at 9:48 AM (PT)
SIRIUSXM and YOUTUBE today announced the launch of THE YOUTUBE 15, a new weekly show featuring the top emerging and breakout songs based on YOUTUBE data of the previous week and selected by SIRIUSXM for the HITS 1 audience.
The program will air each week, starting JULY 11th on FRIDAYS at 6p (ET) on SIRIUSXM HITS 1, and replay throughout the weekend. It will also be available through the SIRIUSXM Internet radio app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. To fully capture the voice of the YOUTUBE community, they've selected popular entertainer and highly successful YOUTUBE creator JENNA MARBLES to host the show.
MARBLES has more than 13 million subscribers on her YOUTUBE channel, youtube.com/jennamarbles and her videos have been viewed more than 1.5 billion times. She has just uploaded her 200th video to her channel, which is updated each WEDNESDAY.
"I'm incredibly excited to be working in a new medium with SIRIUSXM," MARBLES said. "I think we are going to make a really cool show, and I'm honored that they picked me to do it."
"We are excited to work with YOUTUBE on creating THE YOUTUBE 15 and to put a spotlight on the songs and artists emerging out of the world’s largest music video platform," SIRIUSXM Pres./Chief Content Officer SCOTT GREENSTEIN said. "Our nationwide audience tunes to SIRIUSXM HITS 1 as the home of the best pop music and the first place to play new artists and new music. With THE YOUTUBE 15, we will take that promise of music discovery even further, delivering songs emerging from YOUTUBE directly into the car and also through the SIRIUSXM app for smartphones and tablets."
"YOUTUBE is fundamentally about connecting fans with their favorite creators and artists, anytime on any device you’re using. That’s why we’re working on THE YOUTUBE 15 with our friends at SIRIUSXM, who share our goal of supporting great new music from today’s well known artists and emerging stars," YOUTUBE Dir./Music Partnerships VIVIEN LEWIT said.
The weekly countdown will also be featured as video playlists youtube.com/siriusxm.