XM Satellite Radio will build new studios in Nashville. Its current studios in Music City are located in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Construction on the new space at the Sommet Center’s arena is slated for completion later this year.
The satcaster said the new facilities will include significantly 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, as well as content for other channels.
Additionally, XM has also teamed up with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau to collaborate on free, live music events for Music City’s Visitor Information Center, located on the main level of the arena. XM airs “Music City Connection” on its US Country channel; the program is produced by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau.