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SiriusXM’s Two Star App Plagued with More Mysterious OnDemand Downtime

It’s not just you — the SiriusXM OnDemand feature has been down for over 12 hours and no one seems to know when it will be fixed. When notified about the issue all SiriusXM would say was “We’re currently having issues with the app, but all the content should return when it’s fixed. There is… → Read More

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Pandora Wins ASCAP Ruling, Celebrates by Raising Subscription Prices

In a ruling last week Pandora was ordered to pay ASCAP, a performance rights organization, 1.85% of its annual revenue. Pandora had hopes of a rate of 1.7% but, with ASCAP looking for a whopping 3.0%, the final agreed upon rate, which was at the top of their range, is being called a win. Sony… → Read More

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Catch Every Game of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on SiriusXM

Starting March 18th all the way through to the national championship game in Dallas on April 5th and 7th, ALL men’s basketball tournament games can be heard on SiriusXM. You’ll be able to track down all of your favorite teams and their channels match ups on the SiriusXM college sports page starting Monday, March 17th…. → Read More

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Liberty Media Pulls Offer On SiriusXM – Creates Tracking Stocks

Liberty Media did not wait for Evercore to assess any further.  The media giant withdrew its offer to bring SiriusXM under its umbrella and instead is going to create two tracking stocks. The first tracking stock will be known as Liberty Liberty Media while the other will be called Liberty Broadband.  Investors in the Current… → Read More

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SiriusXM Expands MLS Soccer Coverage

SiriusXM’s exclusive 24/7 soccer channel, SiriusXM FC, will offer live nationwide radio coverage of the 2014 Major League Soccer season, featuring a live “MLS Game of the Week” broadcast throughout the regular season plus coverage of the MLS Cup Playoffs.  SiriusXM has been an audio destination for U.S. soccer fans for years, and the announcement… → Read More

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February Auto Sales Down Year Over Year

So far 2014 has not been too impressive when it comes to growth in the auto sector.  In fact, we are just two months into the year and thus far both have come up short when it comes to auto sales vs. the respective months in 2013.  Yes, it has been a tough winter.  Yes,… → Read More

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Liberty Conference Call Excerpts Relating To SiriusXM

As most investors know, Liberty Media recently held its quarterly call. As would be expected, there were portions of the call that relate to SiriusXM and the proposed deal. Below are the pertinent parts of the transcript. Investors should know that this type of deal has a very narrow window where it makes sense for… → Read More

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Howard Stern Rides in a Car and has Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld

In his third season of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, Jerry Seinfeld finally takes a ride with Howard Stern where the two talk about their Daddy issues, bathroom habits, the cost of groceries, and what makes them tic. If you haven’t heard about Seinfeld’s new series, it’s exactly what it sounds like — a couple… → Read More

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SiriusXM – Oh The Irony

As SiriusXM tumbles down, there are many investors that are frustrated.  Not a day goes by that I do not receive communications from investors regarding the company and the proposed transaction with Liberty Media.  To my surprise, most of those that contact me really do not understand this deal.  These investors are hung up on… → Read More

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Wunderlich Downgrades SiriusXM To Hold

Analyst Matthew Harrigan has downgraded SiriusXM from a buy with a $4.20 price target to a hold with a $3.80 price target.  The firm had applied a higher price target to the company if a deal with Liberty media can be struck, but feels that a deal is becoming less likely and therefore the equity… → Read More