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  1. Morning Fix: Apple iPad Mini Date; Genre Chart Feedback; Rihanna Skyrocketing on Social Media

    October 12, 2012 8:25 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters BILLBOARD'S GENRE CHART POLICY CHANGES Yesterday Billboard unveiled a new methodology for tabulating i ts genre charts to include digital download sales and streaming ...

  2. Liberty Media Applies for Control of Sirius XM Radio

    August 17, 2012 9:19 PM EDT Billionaire media-mogul John Malone and his Liberty Media moved a step closer on Friday to taking control Sirius XM Radio. In a filing with the FCC, Liberty asked permission to take "de jure" control over Sirius XM, having already failed ...

  3. SiriusXM Canada Requests Reduction In Financial Contribution For National Content

    June 22, 2012 8:55 AM EDT Toronto-based satellite radio service SiriusXM Canada Inc. is asking The Canadian Radio-Television Commission (CRTC) to significantly reduce its financial contribution to the development of Canadian content. The hearings, held this week in Gatinea ...

  4. Howard Stern's $300 Million Suit Against Sirius XM Dismissed by Judge

    April 17, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Howard Stern's hopes for a $300 million payday from Sirius XM Radio Inc. have been dashed by a judge. His show's Twitter feed said the shock jock was "really bummed" by the decision and plans to appeal. Stern sued last March, a ...

  5. CBC's Digital Music Service Attacked by Canadian Media Companies

    April 13, 2012 1:41 PM EDT Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC) recent launch of a free digital music service ( music.cbc.ca ) has come under fire from some of the country's biggest private media companies who claim it infringes on their ability to make money ...

  6. Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Announces Cutbacks, Layoffs, Adding Commercials To Music Stations

    April 06, 2012 12:33 PM EDT The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has responded to the Conservative Government's $115 million reduction in funding to the national public broadcaster over the next three years by announcing plans to cut 650 full-time jobs and adjust ...

  7. Canadian Broadcasting Corp Launches CBC Digital Music Streaming Service

    February 14, 2012 11:58 AM EST Weeks after the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) reached the country's first negotiated collective license deal with Audio-Video Licensing Agency (AVLA ), the country's oldest public broadcasting network yesterday (Feb. 13) officiall ...

  8. Canadian Broadcast Corporation Reaches Major Online Licensing Deal With AVLA

    January 25, 2012 3:50 PM EST The Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC), the country's oldest public broadcasting network, and Audio-Video Licensing Agency (AVLA) have reached the first negotiated collective license deal in Canada for online streaming and podcasting of rad ...

  9. Gary Slaight of Slaight Communications To Be Honored At 2012 Juno Awards

    December 01, 2011 12:59 PM EST Gary Slaight, whose family built a radio empire in Canada and has donated millions to various music, youth and arts initiatives, will be honoured with the 2012 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Scie ...

  10. Sirius, XM To Merge In Canada

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST More than two years after Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Radio merged in the United States to form Sirius XM Inc., Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., XM Canada’s parent company, has announced a definitive agreement to combine Sirius Canada Inc ...

  11. Sirius Canada Named Live Nation Satellite Radio Partner

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Digital radio broadcaster Sirius Canada has announced a deal with Live Nation to become the concert giant's official Canadian satellite radio partner. The partnership gives Sirius customers access to live broadcasts featuring Canadian artists ...

  12. Shareholders File Suit Against Sirius

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Orange County, Calif., realtor and stock investor Michael Hartleib has formed a group of more than 500 Sirius and XM shareholders who bill themselves as "Save Sirius" and say the Sirius XM managers led by Mel Karmazin have unjustly enric ...

  13. Satcasters To Offer A La Carte Programming

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hoping to win favor with federal regulators and win approval of their proposed merger, Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio have offered to implement a la carte programming as a combined company. The offer is part of a broader pricing and ...

  14. 'Hockey Theme' Goes Digital

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beginning Tuesday, "The Hockey Theme" one of the longest running theme songs in Canadian broadcasting history, will be made digitally available from Warner Music Canada to all major Canadian digital music stores as a download, and mobile ...

  15. XM Pushes Programming Beyond Satellite

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XM has entered a deal in Canada to deliver programming to wireless, cable and Internet platforms. XM Canada and media giant Rogers Communications have partnered to deliver content to be included in the Rogers Vision package of wireless services. R ...

  16. Alabama Reps Oppose XM, Sirius Merger

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Alabama House of Representatives has voiced opposition to the proposed merger of XM Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio. House members unanimously passed a resolution this morning urging the U.S. Attorney General and the FCC to oppose the merger ...

  17. XM Radio Narrows Loss In Q4

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., which last week announced plans to combine with rival Sirius, said Monday a 45% jump in revenue and a tighter leash on marketing costs helped narrow its fourth-quarter loss. The Washington-based company, which has ...

  18. Sirius Q3 Revs Soar, Subs Up 135%

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Revenue soared 150% to $167.1 million. Sirius Satellite Radio's total revenue soared 150% to $167.1 million during the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, compared to the $66.8 million in revenue earned during the same period in 2005. Sirius ...

  19. Study: Sirius Pulls Even With XM

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT More than 25,000 rock station listeners polled. A new poll of more than 25,000 respondents/listeners of 79 different rock stations from Jacobs Media says XM and Sirius are now equally popular, but the momentum—largely driven by Howard Stern—is shi ...

  20. Canada's Standard Eyeing Up IPO?

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sources say firm exploring strategic options. Canadian media conglomerate Standard Broadcasting Corp. has hired investment banks to advise it on a potential initial public offering that could value the company, sources say, at C$1 billion ($870,00 ...

  21. Canada's Standard Eyeing Up IPO?

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadian media conglomerate Standard Broadcasting Corp. has hired investment banks to advise it on a potential initial public offering that could value the company, sources say, at C$1 billion ($870,0 Canadian media conglomerate Standard Broadcast ...

  22. Sirius Canada, Astral Mdia Radio Form Pact

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal will produce two stations on satcaster's service. Sirius Canada and Montreal-based Astral Média Radio have inked a deal to provide two French-language Canadian-based music stations for Sirius Canada's satellite radio service. The tw ...

  23. Canadian Media's Lockout Coming To An End

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Details of proposal being ironed out. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Canadian Media Guild are now hammering out details of a proposal to get workers back on the job this week after a seven-week lockout. The two sides met briefly wit ...

  24. Canadian Gov't Dismisses Sat-Radio Review

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Liberal Party government cabinet has turned down a request by cultural and trade groups to review the federal broadcast regulator's granting of subscription-radio licenses to satellite radio TORONTO -- Canada's Liberal Part ...

  25. Sprint, Sirius Launch Wireless Radio Service

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operator Sprint has launched a wireless radio service in partnership with Sirius Satellite Radio. Called Sirius Music, the service gives Sprint subscribers access to 20 commercial-free channe Wireless operator Sprint has launched a wirele ...

  26. Sat Services Bow To Canadian Content Requirements

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two U.S. satellite radio services on Sept. 6 told Canada's broadcast regulator they can live with Canadian-content obligations imposed on their upcoming rollouts of Canadianized services. TORONTO (The Hollywood Report) -- Two U.S. satellite r ...

  27. Canadian Gov't Dismisses Sat-Radio Review

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Liberal Party government cabinet has turned down a request by cultural and trade groups to review the federal broadcast regulator's granting of subscription-radio licenses to satellite radio Canada's Liberal Party governmen ...

  28. Canadian Music Industry Wants Sat-Radio Review

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The future of satellite radio in Canada remains unclear as a coalition of Canadian music industry organizations on Aug. 31 called on the federal government to proceed with a review of the June 16 deci TORONTO -- The future of satellite radio in Ca ...

  29. Canadian Music Industry Wants Sat-Radio Review

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Feds previously granted three licenses. The future of satellite radio in Canada remains unclear as a coalition of Canadian music industry organizations called today (Aug. 31) on the federal government to proceed with a review of the June 16 decisi ...

  30. Mediation Set For CBC dispute

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian federal government is appointing a special mediator to restart negotiations between the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and its locked-out unionized workers, union officials said Aug. 24. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Canadian f ...

  31. XM, Sirius OK'd For Canada Launch

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Without a Canadian satellite capable of delivering pay radio, Canada's broadcast regulator on June 16 licensed U.S. rivals XM Satellite Radio Holdings and Sirius Satellite Radio to launch subscription TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Witho ...

  32. Canadian Subscription Radio Licenses Granted

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Three services approved for fall launch. Canada's federal broadcast regulator, the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission today (June 16) granted three subscription radio licenses in preparation for the fall launch of sub ...

  33. Slaight Tipped For Special Juno Award

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian broadcaster Allan Slaight will receive the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award during the 2005 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony April 2 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canadian broadcaster Allan Slaight will receive the Walt Grealis S ...

  34. Canada's Billion-Dollar Culture Deficit Requires New Policy Approach

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian artists have enjoyed unprecedented international critical and commercial success in recent years. From Avril Lavigne to Yann Martel to Denys Arcand, Canadians have won Grammys, Bookers and Os Michael Geist is the Canada Research Chair in ...

  35. Sirius Radio Tops 500,000 Subscribers

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Satellite radio provider Sirius has reached the 500,000-subscriber benchmark, the company said today (July 14). Satellite radio provider Sirius has reached the 500,000-subscriber benchmark, the company said today (July 14). "This is another m ...