Washington - Aug 28, 2007 - XM Satellite Radio signed an agreement with the city of Nashville to expand the XM presence in the music city with new studios located in the Sommet Center's arena tower. Construction on the new space is scheduled for completion later this year. XM's current Nashville studios are located in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The new facilities will include expanded broadcast and production studios, as well as a dedicated performance studio, full production suite and office space. XM will use its new Nashville studios to originate its country music programming and content for other channels. Additionally, XM has also teamed with the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau to collaborate on free, live music events for Music City's Visitor Information Center, which is located on the main level of the arena tower.