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April Clare Welsh
29 May 2024, 12:09

Avicii Radio channel launches on SiriusXM

The channel kicks off with Music For a Better Day, which will feature "exclusive commentary" from artists on the subject of mental health


A radio channel dedicated to Avicii has launched on SiriusXM.

Avicii Radio promises to "commemorate Avicii’s groundbreaking career and impact on dance and electronic music" through a mix of hits and remixes as well as never-before-heard music gleaned from live shows. 

The channel will also feature contributions from the Swedish producer and DJ's friends and collaborators, including Nicky Romero, Armin van Buuren, Laidback Luke and 'Wake Me Up' singer Aloe Blacc.

Produced in collaboration with the Tim Bergling Foundation — set up by Avicii’s family in 2019 in support of mental health — Avicii Radio kicks off with Music For a Better Day (named after the star's 2015 track) which will feature "exclusive commentary" from artists on the subject of mental health. 

Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, died by suicide in Oman on 20 April 2018 at 28 years of age. Music for a Better Day has been launched to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month, with the aim of "inspiring listeners to build a better day through music".

"I can't think of a better way to honor the life and legacy of Avicii,” Aloe Blacc says in a press release. “This SiriusXM radio channel dedicated to the music he made, played and inspired is a lasting testament to his massive influence.”

“Tim (Avicii) and I had a special friendship dating back to his early career, so to work with his family to observe and celebrate his legacy through music with Avicii Radio is something I am personally excited about and honored to bring to our listeners,” says Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM president and chief content officer.

The exclusive channel is now available on SiriusXM here.

Earlier this month, Avicii's 2013 single Hey Brother’ reached the milestone of 1 billion streams on Spotify.

Meanwhile,a new documentary about Avicii is set to premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, directed by Swedish filmmaker, Henrik Burman.