SiriusXM To Report Q3 Results

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SiriusXM will announce its Q3 results on October 28, 2014 at 8:00 AM.  This news is welcomed because SiriusXM has been drifting downward for a couple of weeks now and perhaps the good quarter that the company will soon announce can be enough to apply the brakes on this slide.  SiriusXM already announced higher subscriber guidance, and the company likely had a very productive quarter with financials as well.  While the exponential type revenue growth we have seen in the past may be flattening a bit, the stability offered by SiriusXM is something that should make it attractive to investors.  In addition, the Liberty Media dynamic should offer even more stability.

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Liberty Media Would Love To Own SiriusXM But Wont Chase It

This week the subject of Liberty Media buying out SiriusXM raised itself again when Greg Maffei stated, “Sirius holders wish they took the deal”, referring to a proposed deal at the beginning of 2014 that had Liberty effectively paying about $3.86 per share to get the half of the company it does not own.  Since… → Read More

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September Auto Sales Deliver 1.24 Million Vehicles

Auto sales in September came in at 1.24 million units.  This was up 9% from last year, but well below what we saw in August, which delivered 1.58 million in sales and a SAAR of 17.5 million.  The SAAR for September was 16.4 million.  Charts of the auto sales figures are available to SiriusBuzz Premium… → Read More

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SiriusXM To Appeal Turtles Lawsuit As Turtles Set Sights On Pandora

Fresh off of a legal victory in a lawsuit against SiriusXM, the Turtles are setting their sights on Pandora with the exact same claim.  Meanwhile SiriusXM has vowed to appeal the lawsuit.  SiriusXM’s CFO David Frear stated at an investor conference that the company would appeal, but the argument is not that artists should not… → Read More

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Opie & Jim Norton Stay At Sirius XM

The waiting is over and Opie and Jim Norton have announced that the pair will remain at SiriusXM.  The news came out with a bit of confusion for some listeners because of the difference in meaning of “resign” and “re-sign”.  The duo re-signed.  The moment is somewhat bittersweet in that it means that Opie and… → Read More

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Affordable SiriusXM For Those Crunching Numbers

In my years of covering the digital radio space I have had the great fortune to speak to many analysts, writers, company executives and investors.  One such writer is “Crunching Numbers” who analyzes SiriusXM on Seeking Alpha.  Yesterday I received a call from Crunching Numbers asking me if I had seen the new SiriusXM plan… → Read More

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SiriusXM and Tony Hawk Celebrate 10 Years Together

SiriusXM and skateboarding legend Tony Hawk will celebrate 10 years of his exclusive SiriusXM radio show with a special edition of “Tony Hawk’s Demolition Radio” broadcast live on the Faction channel.  Not only is this a celebration of a show, but it is also recognition that a new type of “DJ” and format can thrive… → Read More

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Court Decision Stings SiriusXM

A Federal judge has ruled in favor of the Turtles in a lawsuit about royalties that may mean that the Turtles and Sirius XM are not “Happy Together”.  In addition, the ruling may pave the way for royalty payments to many other artists who’s songs predate 1972.  The copyright laws in the United States deal… → Read More

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SiriusXM To Present At Conference

SiriusXM’s Jim Meyer, its Chief Executive Officer, is expected to speak at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference on Tuesday, September 16, at approximately 7:00 pm ET.  The timing of this bodes well for the company, as it will be a very public place to speak to increased subscriber… → Read More

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Is SiriusXM’s Customer Service Improving?

Over the years I have, on many occasions, been very critical of SiriusXM’s customer service.  There were even points in time where I would have characterized it as deplorable. In my opinion, a successful company is one that views its customers as an asset, handles them with care, and bends over backwards to ensure that… → Read More