Canadian producer Daniel Lanois is throwing his support behind the launch of a new streaming service. is expected to be available in Canada and the U.S. in 2015.

The new service is dedicated to rare, unique and live recordings owned by artists that aren't available on other streaming sites.

Lanois is the Hamilton-reared production guru behind well-known recordings from U2, Bob Dylan and Peter Gabriel.

He will serve as creative director and chief music curator of the service, which was founded by Montrealer Gary Silverman.

In a statement, Lanois said he sees as a way for artists to get paid for their work while fans get access to otherwise unavailable material.