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Thursday, June 26, 2014

YouTube's music stars to air on Sirius XM radio show, (NASDAQ: GOOG)

YouTube is venturing onto radio with a weekly show on satellite radio service Sirius XM that will feature the online video website's most popular and emerging artists, the companies said on Thursday. The show called The YouTube 15 will be hosted by Jenna Marbles, one of YouTube's most popular stars whose videos on how to talk to your dog and other snippets from her life drew more than 13 million subscribers to her channel.YouTube's radio show will debut July 11 on the SiriusXM Hits 1 channel, which plays pop, R&B, rock and hip-hop.It is the first time YouTube, owned by Google Inc, has partnered with another platform on a show about music.The show is aimed at exposing listeners to a curated selection from the vast library of YouTube music videos, said Scott Greenstein, president and chief content officer for SiriusXM.

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