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Bon Jovi & XM Satellite Radio Give Unsigned Bands A Hand With The "Have A Nice Gig" Contest


Regional Bands Compete For the Opportunity to Open for Bon Jovi on Bandís HAVE A NICE DAY Tour

Washington D.C., November 07, 2005 -- XM Satellite Radio, the nationís leading satellite radio service with more than 5 million subscribers, has joined forces with rock icons Bon Jovi with a new contest that will make the dreams of aspiring musicians come true. Beginning today, unsigned artists in select cities will have the opportunity to enter the ďHave a Nice GigĒ contest and have their band open for multi-platinum selling group Bon Jovi at select cities on the Have A Nice Day World Tour. Each band will then be entered into the semi-finals where the grand prize-winning band will receive a demo deal with AEG Records and open for Bon Jovi at Giants Stadium during the summer of 2006.

To enter, unsigned musicians living within 100 miles of the concert city must complete a brief application and upload one song at A panel of XMís in-house music experts will review all submissions and select the bands - one for each performance- to play in front of the sold out crowds. In all, 24 bands from 17 cities will be selected and in the running to receive a demo deal and another chance to open for Bon Jovi at Giants Stadium.

The eligible Bon Jovi tour cities for the ďHave a Nice GigĒ contest during November and December are:
November 26 - Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun
December 2 and 3- Philadelphia, PA at Wachovia Center
December 6 - Pittsburgh, PA at Melon Arena
December 7 - Uniondale, NY at Nassau Coliseum
December 9 and 10 - Boston, MA at TD BankNorth Garden
December 12 - Albany, NY at Pepsi Arena
December 14 and 15 - Montreal, QC at Bell Centre
December 17 - Washington, DC at MCI Center
December 19, 21 and 22 - Meadowlands, NJ at Continental Airlines Arena

Complete contest rules, submission guidelines and information are available at

About XM Satellite Radio
XM is Americaís number one satellite radio service with more than 5 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XMís 2005 lineup includes more than 150 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: the most commercial-free music channels, plus premier sports, talk, comedy, childrenís and entertainment programming; and 21 channels of the most advanced traffic and weather information. XM was named Best Radio Service at the 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards.

XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan and Volkswagen/Audi, is available in more than 120 different vehicle models for 2005. XMís industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM Satellite Radioís service, the Companyís dependence on technology and third party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.ís Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 8-5-05. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radioís Investor Relations Department.


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