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  1. Sirius XM Radio Expands Latino Channels, Introduces New Technology

    October 17, 2011 9:33 PM EDT Sirius XM Radio, which broadcasts more than 135 satellite radio channels, is expanding its lineup with a new suite of commercial-free Latino channels, the company has announced. The new features includes the expansion of music, sports, news, talk ...

  2. Business Matters: Pandora Shares Closes the Week up 36%

    September 30, 2011 5:42 PM EDT Pandora Shares Closes the Week up 36% -- While most stocks were having a difficult week, Pandora Media (NYSE:P) bucked the trend and rose an astounding 10.3% Friday (to $14.65) to finish the week up 36.3%. The Nasdaq finished the week down 2.7% wh ...

  3. Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas Play Clear Channel's IHeartRadio Star-Studded Launch Concert (Video)

    September 26, 2011 7:00 AM EDT LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jay-Z rapped about his beef with corporate radio in the monster jam "99 Problems," noting that stations won't play his hits if he doesn't do their shows. But on Friday, he played savior to radio station giant ...

  4. Sirius XM Brings BBC Radio 1 Back to U.S. with Internet Station after Last Week's Cancellation

    August 16, 2011 3:55 PM EDT Sirius XM announced today that it will be bringing the U.K.'s BBC Radio 1 broadcast, along with exclusive concert performances, to its Internet Radio starting Friday, Aug 19 as a part of a multi-platform agreement. This follows the Aug 10 can ...

  5. Music Stocks End Dismal Week in Negative Territory

    August 05, 2011 5:20 PM EDT U.S. stock markets posted mixed gains Friday after a miserable week. The Dow fell as much as 245 points and finished the day up 61 and posting a 0.54% gain. The technology-heavy Nasdaq dropped 0.94% and the New York Stock Exchange composite fell 1 ...

  6. Sirius XM Radio Second-Quarter Profit, Subs Surge

    August 02, 2011 8:14 AM EDT NEW YORK - Sirius XM Radio on Tuesday reported a stronger second-quarter profit amid higher revenue and lower loss on debt extinguishment. The satellite radio company's profit of $173.3 million exceeded Wall Street expectations and compared w ...

  7. Business Matters: Coincidence? Pandora Stock Falls as Media Goes Gaga Over Spotify Launch

    July 14, 2011 7:41 PM EDT Pandora Stock Falls as Media Goes Gaga Over Spotify Launch -- Were Pandora investors reacting to Spotify's U.S. launch when the company's stock dropped immediately after the markets opened Thursday morning? Pandora opened at $18.12 and b ...

  8. Business Matters: DISH Picks Odd Time to Show Interest In Pandora

    June 28, 2011 8:47 PM EDT DISH Picks Odd Time to Show Interest in Pandora -- According to numerous media reports, satellite television operator DISH Network may buy an interest in, or outright acquire, personalized Internet radio company Pandora Media. The comment made by ...

  9. eMusic Aiming to Launch Cloud This Year

    June 10, 2011 2:20 PM EDT Subscription-based download store eMusic is planning to follow its competitors into the cloud in the second half of the year. The company is "hoping by Q4 of this year" to launch the cloud-based service, CEO Adam Klein told Billboard.biz ...

  10. Business Matters: Inside eMusic's Lack of Subscriber Growth

    June 09, 2011 7:44 PM EDT Inside eMusic's Lack of Subscriber Growth -- While recorded music sales have moved from physical to digital formats, eMusic's subscriber base has remained unchanged over the last four years. "It has been flat," eMusic CEO Adam ...

  11. Business Matters: Another Sign of Retail Life -- Hastings Music Sales Up 1.3%

    June 08, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Slightly Better Than Flat Is the New Up! -- Here's another example of brick-and-mortar retail reaching something of a plateau: Hastings' music sales were up 1.3% in the quarter ended April 30. That's a few percentage points better t ...

  12. Radio Panel Attributes Success To 'Difficult Times' at Billboard Country Summit

    June 08, 2011 9:39 AM EDT Radio Panel (from left): Skip Bishop, Senior VP/Promotion, Sony Music Nashville; Jon Anthony, Program Director, WSIX Nashville; Jan Jeffries, Senior Vice President, Cumulus Broadcasting, Inc.; Julie Talbott, President, Premiere Radio Networks; Ste ...

  13. Better Know a Panelist: Julie Talbott of Premiere Radio @ BB Country Music Summit

    May 26, 2011 12:43 PM EDT Julie Talbott is president, content and affiliate relations, for Premiere Radio Networks, a position she has held sine 2009. Talbott leads the operation of Premiere's 90 radio programs and services, and more than 5,000 radio affiliations, whi ...

  14. Business Matters: Is Amazon's 69-Cent Song an Act of Price War?

    May 03, 2011 6:23 PM EDT Is Amazon's 69-Cent Song Pricing an Act of Price War? -- Is Amazon really starting an MP3 price war, as some media reports have suggested? No, probably not. Instead, it appears Amazon has other priorities. Last week, Amazon lowered the price ...

  15. Sirius Profits Soar, Subscriptions Up

    May 03, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Sirius XM Radio Inc's first-quarter revenue was boosted by more subscribers, but it said lower car sales in the wake of the earthquake in Japan could hurt its subscriber growth this year. The company, home to programming by Howard Stern and M ...

  16. Business Matters: China, Canada Among 40-Plus Countries Make U.S. Trade Representative's Watch List

    May 02, 2011 8:04 PM EDT Forty-Plus Countries Make U.S. Trade Representative's Watch List -- The U.S. Trade Representative's Ron Kirk released the annual "Special 301" report, a list of countries whose I.P. rights protections do not meet its approval. ...

  17. XM Settles Last Inno Lawsuit With Indie Labels

    April 11, 2011 4:33 PM EDT XM Satellite Radio settled the last of the lawsuits brought against it over the company's controversial Inno device. Merlin, an organization representing many independent labels, settled for $3.6 million. The major labels, which originally br ...

  18. Sirius XM Stock Impacted by Howard Stern Lawsuit

    March 24, 2011 8:16 AM EDT Wunderlich Securities analyst Matthew Harrigan on Wednesday downgraded his rating on shares of Sirius XM Radio and his target price on them following Howard Stern's lawsuit against the satellite radio company. In early trading, Sirius shares ...

  19. Howard Stern Sues Sirius XM, Claims He Was Stiffed On Stock

    March 23, 2011 7:20 AM EDT In 2004, before Howard Stern signed a blockbuster deal with Sirius Satellite Radio, he thought about retiring. Instead, he took a "significant risk" and went with Sirius. The moment is captured in a lawsuit filed today in New York Superi ...

  20. Spotify Tops 1 Million Paid Subscribers

    March 08, 2011 7:29 AM EST It's still not available in the U.S., but Spotify has a reason to celebrate: the music service has surpassed one million paying subscribers in the seven European markets in which it operates. The publicly known number of total users, which th ...

  21. Clear Channel's Purchase Of Thumbplay All About Forthcoming Personalized Radio Service, Bob Pittman Says

    March 02, 2011 5:42 PM EST Clear Channel didn't buy Thumbplay for its cloud-based, on-demand subscription service. It bought the company for a not-yet-launched personalized Internet radio service that could debut within "a couple months," Bob Pittman, a Clear ...

  22. DAR.fm Launches, 'TiVo for Music Streaming'

    February 24, 2011 4:44 PM EST Michael Robertson, the entrepreneur behind MP3.com and MP3Tunes -- both of which drew music industry lawsuits for copyright infringement -- is at it again, today launching a new service that will let users record and save music from streaming Inte ...

  23. Sirius XM Radio Ends Year As Second Largest Media Subscription Service

    February 16, 2011 6:45 AM EST Sirius XM Radio said Tuesday it ended 2010 with 20.19 million subscribers, a company record, allowing it to finish the year as the second-largest media subscription business behind cable giant Comcast. Netflix, which is on a faster subscriber grow ...

  24. Business Matters: The Top 40 Got More Popular in 2010

    February 07, 2011 2:00 PM EST The Top 40 Got More Popular in 2010 -- The top 40 tracks continue to grab an even bigger share of the top 200 tracks, according to Billboard analysis of Nielsen SoundScan data. In 2010, the top 40 accounted for 43.5% of the top 200's sales, u ...

  25. Web Trends: Michael Jackson Is Driving A Cab In Brazil (Watch); Toro y Moi Mix (Listen); Funkmaster Flex Arrested

    February 04, 2011 3:00 PM EST Google Trends 18. XM Radio Online The satellite radio giant has merged the Sirius and XM Radio websites and launched a new web player. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Three White Stripes Songs Predicting the Band's Demise 2. William Shatne ...

  26. Bob Dylan Signs Six-Book Deal With Simon & Schuster

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan is reported to have signed a six-book deal that includes two follow-ups to his 2004 best-selling memoir "Chronicles: Volume One". Publishing industry website CrainsNewYork.com cited several industry insiders as saying the deal ...

  27. Bubba the Love Sponge: 'Sirius XM Slashing Salaries of Top Radio Talent'

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST After having struck expensive deals with such Hollywood personalities as Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart and music stars like Eminem, Bob Dylan and Jamie Foxx, Sirius XM has been asking some of its top radio talent to take dramatic cuts in pay. So s ...

  28. Satellite Radio Sirius XM To Carry English Soccer Giant Manchester United Games Live

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST Sirius XM Radio is betting on the U.S. fan base of British soccer club Manchester United. The satellite radio firm on Monday unveiled a multi-year deal to be the official radio broadcaster of the 18-time champions of the English Premier League. Fi ...

  29. Sirius XM CFO: Howard Stern Might Have to Take a Pay Cut; Possible 10 Days Left on Air

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Howard Stern could broadcast live on Sirius XM for the last time on Dec. 16. After that, he heads for his annual end-of-year vacation and there still is no decision as to whether he’ll renew his contract, which expires on Dec. 31 and sets Sirius X ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Sirius XM CEO: Talks With Howard Stern Continue

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Satellite radio company Sirius XM continues discussions with Howard Stern about a potential extension of his contract, which expires at the end of the year, CEO Mel Karmazin said Thursday (Nov. 4). "We do not have any updates today," he ...

  32. Sirius XM Growth Continued In Q3

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sirius XM Radio continues its strong subscriber momentum. The firm added 334,727 net subscribers in the third quarter, more than triple the customer gain of 102,295 in the year-ago period, the company said. It didn't comment on the status of ...

  33. Business Matters: YouTube, Howard Stern, People's Music and more

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. YOUTUBE LOSES GERMAN COURT CASE -- In contrast to the protections YouTube is given in the U.S., the company lost a court case in Germany regarding user-uploaded videos of performances by the singe ...

  34. Howard Stern 'Pretty Sure' About Sirius XM Exit

    September 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Howard Stern is "pretty sure" he'll leave satellite radio, but his unique voice will live on in new media. Then again, it could be all posturing... like Dr. Laura Schlessinger is posturing by pretending to be retiring at the end of ...

  35. Sirius XM Eyes Stern Renewal

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sirius XM Satellite Radio hopes to have an update on the future of shock jock Howard Stern, whose contract is up at the end of this year, before its next earnings conference call, which is in about three months. "We hope that prior to the thi ...

  36. Sirius XM Boosts Full-Year Guidance

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sirius XM Radio is adding subscribers at a healthy clip despite a dreary economy for new cars. The nation's only satellite radio company said it added 583,000 subscribers in the second quarter, an astounding accomplishment when compared with ...

  37. Sirius XM Raises 2010 Outlook

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sirius XM Radio has boosted its subscriber and financial outlook for 2010, following a recent set of better-than-expected first-quarter results. The satellite radio company now expects net subscriber additions of approximately 750,000, up from &qu ...

  38. Analysis: Subscription Model Takes Another Hit

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT If music subscription services were easy, everybody would be doing them and millions of Americans would be paying. Numbers from RealNetworks’ latest earnings show subscriptions are still one of music’s greatest paradox: so much potential but so fe ...

  39. Sirius XM Radio Posts Profit, But Shares Slide

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sirius XM Radio posted its second consecutive quarterly profit as it increased subscribers to its pay radio service and said its full-year results would be bolstered by improving car sales. Its shares fell nearly 10% in early trading after rallyin ...

  40. Business Matters: iPad, Veoh, Sirius, Chatimprove and more

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- About 40% of the cost of an iPad ’s components deal with touching and seeing the device, according to iSuppli. The 16 GB version contains $259 worth of components that constitute 52% of the $499 retail price. At the high end, the $699 64 GB ver ...

  41. Business Matters: Merlin, Virgin, Sirius XM, Tower Records and More

    March 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- As the gateway to the Internet, record labels see ISPs as a natural partner for music services. But nobody said it was going to be easy. Case in point: Indie label alliance Merlin has not reached an agreement with Virgin Media for the ISP’s upc ...

  42. Sirius Posts Profit, Sees Big Subscriber Growth

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sirius XM Radio Inc posted its first quarterly profit since its merger and said it expects to add 500,000 new subscribers in 2010 as the recovery in the car market boosts demand for satellite radio. The results suggest that the company, run by med ...

  43. Business Matters: Viacom, Mel Karmazin, Susan Boyle and More

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Viacom is seeking a refund on its 2008 earn-out paymen ...

  44. Howard Stern On 'American Idol' Judge Rumors

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Howard Stern told his satellite radio listeners Monday morning (Feb. 9) that the rumor is true: "American Idol" producers are, in fact, considering him to replace Simon Cowell as a judge on the show. What's more, he's tempted t ...

  45. Who Can Afford Howard Stern?

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Howard Stern has begun negotiating a new radio contract. Perhaps not technically, but Stern's on-air mentions of his exclusive Sirius XM Radio deal winding down at year's end, and his hedged proclamations of competing offers, are what on ...

  46. Business Matters: Sirius XM, Tower Records, Joel Tenenbaum and More

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Sirius XM ’s subscribers and free cash flow were both ...

  47. Q3 Earnings: Industry Financial Snapshot

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dour financial results have never looked so good. With a few exceptions, Q3's earnings results offered a snapshot of repeated losses and turnaround plans bearing little fruit. But in today’s environment, survival is a marker of success. Music ...

  48. Business Matters: Last.fm, Xbox, SXSW

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- In light of yesterday's news that music sales have been in the increase in Sweden, it's worth looking at the country's Internet ...

  49. Business Matters: Spotify, Sirius XM, Journey and More

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The Register has reported Spotify is doing a better job converting its free users to paid, premium subscribers. The service now has 116,000 pre ...

  50. Canadian Publishers Suing XM Satellite Radio

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canadian music publishers are suing XM Satellite Radio seeking unpaid royalties dating back to 2005. CSI, a group representing the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) and Montreal-based Society for Reproduction Rights of Autho ...

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