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SiriusXM – The Devil is in The Details

Every once in a while I choose an email from my inbox and publish it here with additional thoughts or opinions.  Last night I was checking my emails in the usual way and noticed an email from a regular reader that sends me something pretty much every week.  This email contained what was a comment… → Read More

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Bullet Point – Getting Indications About Royalties

I am getting reports that Royalty rates have been set at 9% for 2013 and go up half a point a year through 2017.  If this is correct it is very good news for SiriusXM.  Working on confirmation now. Update – While I have had several people send communications regarding royalty rates, I have been… → Read More

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Hyundai and SiriusXM Renew Deal

SiriusXM and Hyundai have extended their relationship for an additional three years and have already inked provisions to extend the deal through 2017.  The automaker was one of the first to make satellite radio standard equipment, and the 3 month unpaid promotional subscriptions supplied through this deal help to expose SiriusXM to more a growing… → Read More

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SiriusXM Expands Ad Revenue Stream

In a move that some have been waiting eons for, it appears that SiriusXM is finally making great use of the fact that its website has very good traffic and is an optimum place for the company to add additional revenue.  SiriusXM has actually dedicated front page space to a “Holiday Gift Guide“.  A simple… → Read More

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SiriusXM Trying To Find A Market In Telematics

It was not to long ago that SiriusXM (NASDAQ:SIRI) announced a new telematics deal with Nissan that got investors excited.  The idea of additional services that can generate more revenue is always enticing.  It did not take too long for people to begin speculating that perhaps SiriusXM could offer a robust enough program to take… → Read More

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Could Karmazin Stay Past February 1, 2013?

Liberty Media (NASDAQ:LMCA), the company that is on the cusp of taking control of SiriusXM (NASDAQ:SIRI), had its Q3 conference call today.  As expected there was some discussion regarding the satellite radio provider.  One central piece of that discussion was the hunt for a new CEO at SiriusXM.  Liberty had stated that they will be… → Read More

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SiriusXM’s Advantage In Music Rights

SiriusXM has many advantages when it comes to audio entertainment.  The company delivers content through satellite as well as the Internet, has a wealth of channels, a plethora of content, and is free from the reigns of censorship that impact traditional radio services.  There are also disadvantages to being a satellite radio service.  One of… → Read More

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SiriusXM Donates Satellite To Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum

What do you do with a shiny new satellite that you will not be using?  Well, if you are SiriusXM you become part of history and donate it to the Smithsonian.  That is exactly what the satellite radio provider did with its FM-4 satellite, which it bought early in the decade as a spare, but… → Read More

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Keep SiriusXM Weird – Company Opens Austin Studio

If you think the title of this article is strange consider that the official slogan of Austin Texas is “Keep Austin Weird”.  Now SiriusXM is doing its part to keep Austin Weird by opening a brand new studio in the great state of Texas!  That’s right, SiriusXM will now have a presence in what many consider… → Read More

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Seamless SiriusXM is the Next Step

For quite some time I had harped on the fact that I felt SiriusXM (NASDAQ:SIRI) needed to embrace its Internet platform for growth.  Yes, the royalties are higher, but the Internet platform offered a wealth of potential that included the ability to offer more content, customized content, and even services like On-Demand.  When the company… → Read More