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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

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August Auto Sales Hit New High

Auto sales in August 2014 came in at 1, 581,341 units, which is the highest sales level we have seen this year.  The SAAR for August was a very impressive 17.5 million, again, the highest level we have seen in many years.  August 2014 sales were 5.5% better than the same month a year ago…. → Read More

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Piolin Show Cancelled On SiriusXM

He was heralded as the “Howard Stern” of Spanish speaking content and a central component in SiriusXM’s Spanish language push that was designed to bring more Latino listeners to the satellite radio medium.  Less than a year after a much hyped launch, Piolin is no longer available on SiriusXM.  The two parties apparently mutually agreed… → Read More