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  1. SoundExchange, Webcasters Reach New Agreements

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT SoundExchange has completed agreements with various types of webcasters -including Sirius-XM; College Broadcasters, Inc; and the National Religious Broadcasters Music License Committee - governing the royalty rates of sound recordings through 2015 ...

  2. Briefs: Tenenbaum Jury Selection, Kenny Chesney, Verizon

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- A recap from the first day of the Joel Tenenbaum file sharing trial as covered by Ben Sheffner. A blurb: "Nearly the entire day was consumed with what Gertner termed "one very long, very tortured day of jury selection." It starte ...

  3. Digital Briefs: Livekick, Clear Channel, Sirius XM

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Concert recommendation and search engine Livekick has emerged from beta mode, going live with a service that notifies members when their favorite artists are playing locally and helps them search for the lowest-cost tickets online. The search e ...

  4. Briefs: eMusic, RIAA, 'The Beatles: Rock Band'

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- eMusic has raised its rates, but it's possible per-track payouts might not increase at all or much. The addition of the well-known Sony catalog may reduce unused tracks that expire at the end of the month, or "breakage," as subsc ...

  5. Report Spotlights Country Radio Listener Habits

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Country Radio Broadcasters and Edison Research have released their 2009 study of U.S. country listeners that was originally presented on March 6 at the Country Radio Seminar. Edison conducted over 13,000 online interviews between January 30 and Ma ...

  6. Study: Online Radio Audience Grows To 42 Million Weekly

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There is good news in the radio industry: online radio is gaining in popularity. The number of Americans that tune-in weekly to online radio grew to 42 million, up from 33 million in 2008. Stuck in the 11 to 13% range for the past three years, wee ...

  7. Canadian Copyright Board Issues Royalty Decision

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Copyright Board issued a royalty decision dealing with satellite radio today, concluding these services should pay 6.2% of revenues for the use of music. "This is lower than the total equivalent rates of 7.1% set by the board, th ...

  8. Sirius XM To Roll Out iPhone App In Q2

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sirius XM Radio Inc looks to expand the reach of its satellite radio service with the second-quarter launch of an iPhone application as it explores a potential marketing partnership with satellite TV provider DirecTV Group. The company, which had ...

  9. Sirius XM Agrees To Liberty Media Deal

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Satellite Radio firm Sirius XM has avoided a bankruptcy filing, confirming Tuesday morning a deal with John Malone's Liberty Media that will provide it with cash infusions in return for a minority stake in the company. With the agreement, Mal ...

  10. Sirius Creditors Threaten To Oust CEO: Report

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST A group of Sirius XM Radio Inc creditors will seek to remove chief executive Mel Karmazin if the company chooses a bankruptcy filing over a deal with an investor that would let it stay solvent, the Wall Street Journal said. "Creditors will ac ...

  11. Sirius XM in talks with DirecTV, Liberty - Reports

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sirius XM Radio Inc's chief executive Mel Karmazin has approached DirecTV Group Inc and Liberty Media in an effort to fend off bankruptcy as well as a bid by EchoStar Corp's Charlie Ergen, media reports said. The reports come as Sirius X ...

  12. Ergen Offers Troubled Sirius A Lifeline: Reports

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Satellite mogul Charles Ergen has offered to boost the capital and restructure the debt of Sirius XM Radio Inc, which has been preparing for a possible bankruptcy filing, newspapers reported. Ergen has offered to inject several hundred million dol ...

  13. Report: EchoStar Amasses Sirius XM Debt

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Charles Ergen's EchoStar Corp has quietly accumulated a substantial portion of Sirius XM Satellite Radio Inc's maturing debt in what could be the first salvo in an attempt to take control of the company, the Wall Street Journal said, cit ...

  14. CES Briefs: Microsoft, Slacker, Sirius XM

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Microsoft unveiled the Songsmith software package , an application that automatically generates a musical accompaniment to whatever songs the users sings. - Research and Motion is making the Slacker personalized Internet radio service available ...

  15. Sirius XM Integrates Programming, Rolls Out New Channels

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST When Sirius XM Satellite Radio subscribers turned on their radios on Wednesday morning (Nov. 12) they were greeted by a message that their channels were being updated. This was the much anticipated day when all of the new channel assignments were ...

  16. Sirius XM Takes $4.8 Billion Writedown In Q3

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sirius XM reported a third quarter net loss of $4.88 billion, or $1.93 a share. A year earlier, prior to Sirius Satellite Radio's merger with XM, Sirius lost $119.6 million, or 8 cents. The current loss includes a $4.8 billion impairment char ...

  17. Will Satellite Radio Fall To Earth?

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Barely three months after the long-delayed merger of satellite radio companies Sirius and XM, the newly combined Sirius XM Radio is struggling to stay afloat. The company has just another three months to start paying down more than $1 billion in d ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Jesus Salas Joins America TeVe Team

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radio veteran and former XM Radio senior PD/Latin Jesús Salas has been named senior director of programming and promotions for America TeVe. He will oversee all of the TV company's programming and promotions but will continue work with Sirius ...

  20. Sirius XM Radio Plans To Eliminate Executive Positions

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sirius XM Radio CEO Mel Karmazin told Bloomberg Television today (Aug. 14) that the newly merged company plans to eliminate executive positions in order to cut costs. He said he had already identified jobs that could be cut to create substantial s ...

  21. Sirius XM: Now Comes The Hard Part

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Now that the two U.S. satellite radio broadcasters completed their merger July 29 to form Sirius XM Radio, the combined company will face a host of challenges in navigating the new digital landscape. Over the long haul, the prospect of widespread ...

  22. Sirius Completes Merger With XM

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The much-discussed, long-awaited merger of equals is done. Sirius Satellite Radio this morning (July 29) completed its $3.3 billion absorption of direct competitor XM Satellite Radio in an all-stock deal that took nearly 18 months to wind through ...

  23. FCC Approves Satellite Merger

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The FCC waited until just before 9 p.m. ET Friday evening (July 25) to announce the long-awaited merger between Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio was approved by a 3-2 conditional vote by the Commissioners, clearing the way for one big ...

  24. Sources: Satcaster Merger Close To Being Finalized

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The FCC Enforcement Bureau's Consent Decree with Sirius and XM is circulating among the FCC's five commissioners and is expected to be accepted by a narrow majority by Friday (July 25). With that acceptance is commissioner Deborah Taylor ...

  25. Adelstein Reverses, Votes Against Satellite Merger

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein this morning (July 23) voted against the proposed Sirius-XM merger after the satcasters refused to embrace any of the conditions he proposed to win his support for the deal, R&R has confirmed. "It was c ...

  26. FCC's Copps Rejects Satellite Merger Plan

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT FCC commissioner Michael Copps, a longtime warrior against media consolidation, on Monday (July 21) voted against the proposed Sirius, XM satellite radio merger, a decision that has lingered at the FCC for more than 410 days. R&R confirmed Cop ...

  27. EMI Music Publishing, XM Settle Suit

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT XM Satellite Radio and EMI Music Publishing have resolved the lawsuit brought by the publisher against XM over its Pioneer Inno portable satellite radio. No terms of the resolution were disclosed. The Inno allows users to save individual songs fro ...

  28. Martin Gives Specifics On Satellite Merger

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT FCC chairman Kevin Martin on Monday (June 16) said he will recommend to his four fellow commissioners approval of the Sirius Satellite Radio merger with XM Satellite Radio after executives at the two entities agreed to a series of conditions that ...

  29. Digital Briefs: Bonnaroo, XM, Squeezebox

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -ATT’s Blue Room has won exclusive rights to webcast select performances from the Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival June 13-15. Artists to be featured include Metallica, the Raconteurs, Les Claypool, Ozomatli and several others. The site will also ...

  30. Digital Briefs: Sony BMG, AOL, RealNetworks and more

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sony BMG has licensed its catalog to the PlayPhone mobile content service, which includes ringtones, voice tones games and images. PlayPhone powers the mobile media services of such outlets as Wal-Mart Mobile, RealArcade Mobile, ABC Television, ...

  31. Sirius, XM Merger Approved By DOJ

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sirius Satellite Radio's $5 billion buyout of rival XM Satellite Radio received the Justice Department's green light Monday as government lawyers found that the combined company competes against a broad universe of electronic entertainme ...

  32. Satellite Radio In Limbo

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mel Karmazin, the charismatic CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio, has more than just a stalled merger on his mind. He's also wondering what it's going to cost to keep his star talker, Howard Stern, on board. "Great content costs money,&q ...

  33. XM Satellite Resolves Lawsuit With Sony BMG

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc said on Friday it has resolved a lawsuit brought by Sony BMG over Pioneer Inno, a portable satellite radio with advanced recording features. In a statement, XM said Sony BMG Music Entertainment has withdrawn as a pa ...

  34. XM Adds 'Caricia' Latin Oldies Channel

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST XM Satellite Radio launched a new Latin oldies channel Wednesday (Jan. 2) featuring music from the '60, '70s and '80s. Dubbed "Caricia" (XM 93), the channel will showcase music from artists such as Julio Iglesias, Jose Fel ...

  35. Rep. Broun Blasts Proposed Sirius/XM Merger

    December 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Representative Paul Broun (R-Ga.), member of the House Homeland Security Committee and the House Science & Technology Committee, sent a letter on Friday (Dec. 21) to U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, FTC chairman Deborah Platt Majoras and ...

  36. XM, Warner Music Group Settle Suit

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Just days after reaching an agreement with Universal Music Group, XM Satellite Radio has reached a similar settlement with Warner Music Group with regards to the Inno portable satellite receiver. Under the deal, WMG will withdraw from the lawsuit, ...

  37. UMG To Drop XM Lawsuit

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group and XM Satellite Radio have resolved their legal battle over the Pioneer Inno portable satellite receiver. Under a deal expected to be announced later today, UMG will withdraw the lawsuit it filed against XM last year in retu ...

  38. Copyright Board Sets XM, Sirius Royalty Rates

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Copyright Royalty Board today decided new royalty rates for sound recordings broadcast via satellite radio stations. The rates set the amount that XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio must pay to SoundExchange, the non-profit org ...

  39. XM Expects Q4 Subscriber Growth

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. expects retail subscriber growth to resume in the fourth quarter, but declines may occur again in the first or second quarter of 2008, chairman Gary Parsons said Monday. XM, which lost a net 17,000 retail customers ...

  40. Video Messaging Service Paltalk Taps New Host

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Video messaging service Paltalk has tapped a new host for their recently launched MusicScene program. Meiyee Apple Tam, who was previously on air at XM Satellite Radio and reviewed music for tripwire.com, will serve as the host of all their Los An ...

  41. Feds Eye Fines For Satcasters

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sirius and XM satellite radio companies are coming under the FCC spotlight for producing and distributing inferior radio receivers and for placing terrestrial repeaters in unapproved locations, and could face fines according to FCC chairman Kevin ...

  42. XM To Move Nashville HQ

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XM Satellite Radio will move its Nashville studios from their six-year home at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to a new facility at the Sommet Center, the city-owned downtown arena. The new facility, which will be located in a tower near ...

  43. XM, MySpace Team For Talent Search

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XM Satellite Radio is teaming with MySpace for an online hip-hop and R&B talent search called "Show Us What Ya Got!" Interested artists must submit an original song on XM's MySpace page before Aug. 31 to be considered. A panel o ...

  44. XM Links With Lolla For Exclusive Coverage

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XM Radio will offer exclusive live coverage of this year's Lollapalooza music festival, set for Aug. 3-5 at Chicago's Grant Park. XM's alternative channel "Ethel" (XM 47) will begin broadcasting on the opening day of the f ...

  45. XM CEO Hugh Panero Exits

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XM Satellite Radio CEO Hugh Panero, one of XM's founders, will be leaving the company in August. Nate Davis, current XM president and COO, has been named interim CEO. In February, XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio announced that t ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Live Earth Links With XM Radio For Coverage

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XM Radio and Live Earth are partnering to provide live 24-hour satellite radio coverage of the July 7 global concert series, set for Australia, China, Africa, England, Turkey, Brazil and the United States. Beginning July 6, fans can listen to cove ...

  48. XM Canada COO To Exit

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Stephen Tapp, president/COO of XM Canada, will leave the company June 15, to pursue other opportunities according to a statement released today. John Bitove, chairman and CEO of Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. continues to oversee XM Canada ...

  49. Anúna Preps North American Push

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Irish vocal group Anúna, led by twin brothers Michael and John McGlynn, is gearing up for a fall tour that will hit 1,800- to 3,000 capacity theaters and performing arts centers across North America. The approximately 35-city outing supports the a ...

  50. XM Suspends Opie & Anthony For On-Air Comments

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XM Radio has suspended Gregg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia, hosts of "The Opie & Anthony Show," and ceased broadcast of the show for 30 days, effective immediately. XM said in a statement today it "deplored the comme ...

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