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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

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SiriusXM raises Subscriber Guidance

Last week, when auto sales were announced, I speculated that we might see the company raise subscriber guidance during the Q3 conference call.  As it turns out, SiriusXM did not want to wait.  The company has announced that it anticipates adding 1.45 million subscribers this year.  The new guidance is up from the previous level… → Read More

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SiriusXM and TechCrunch Launch Limited Run Show

TechCrunch and SiriusXM have announced  the launch of  “TechCrunch Radio,” a limited-run series premiering at Disrupt San Francisco 2014, one of the most anticipated tech conferences of the year. TechCrunch’s East Coast Editor, John Biggs, and writer and reporter, Jordan Crook, will host the premier episode of “TechCrunch Radio” live from Start-Up Alley at 2014 Disrupt.  Biggs… → Read More

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Ellen DeGeneres Returns To Satellite Radio

SiriusXM has announced that the company will simulcast the popular Ellen DeGeneres Show on its airwaves beginning today.  This is not Ellen’s first foray into the world of satellite radio.  The talk show star had her own channel on XM prior to the merger of Sirius and XM.  The Ellen channel disappeared from the dial… → Read More