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  1. Country Radio Seminar: Lady Antebellum Plays Intimate Show for the Industry

    March 01, 2013 12:45 PM EST What better time to spotlight country music’s hottest acts than when you have more than 2,000 radio professionals in town? That was the case last night in Nashville, with a long line of options for those in town for the Country Radio Seminar. Some ...

  2. Business Matters: New Sirius XM CEO to Face New Set of Challenges

    December 19, 2012 9:00 PM EST It's a new era for Sirius XM Radio. The company announced Wednesday that James E. Meyer has been named company's interim CEO , effective immediately. Meyer, the president of sales and operations, takes over for Mel Karmazin, who had prev ...

  3. Sirius XM Adds More Subscribers Than Expected in Q2

    July 09, 2012 8:55 AM EDT Sirius XM Radio said Monday that it added 622,042 net subscribers in the second quarter, a record since the merger that created the satellite radio firm. The sub growth was better than most on Wall Street had expected and up 38 percent from the 45 ...

  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. Sirius XM Still Facing Legal Challenges Over Five-Year-Old Merger

    April 04, 2012 6:28 PM EDT More than five years after Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio announced a merger that would create the mega-satellite radio network Sirius XM, the company is still in court defending the marriage. On Monday, Sirius XM filed a brief to t ...

  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: 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Borders, Anuna Partner For Exclusive Album Release

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Irish vocal group Anuna and Borders are teaming up once again for an exclusive album, available only at the chain's stores, in a strategy that delivered the group's best-selling U.S. title last time around. Beginning Oct. 21, Anuna' ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. XM Adds 1.7M Subs In '06, Falls Short Of Projections

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Based on preliminary results, XM Satellite Radio Friday (Jan. 5) reported it added 1.7 million new subscribers in 2006 -- 442,000 coming in Q4 -- giving them a total subscriber base of 7.6 million. The year-end total fell short of the satcaster� ...

  15. XM Gets FCC, FTC Queries; Reports Q1

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ends Q1 with 6.5 million subscribers. XM president/CEO Hugh Panero didn’t seem fazed by the inquiry letters he received from two federal agencies, the FTC and the FCC, except to lament that the letters came just before his quarterly earnings confe ...

  16. Interview: XM CEO Hugh Panero

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST CEO discusses business and tech challenges. Major labels and satellite companies are largely mum on their upcoming rates negotiations. But XM CEO Hugh Panero was happy to discuss the business and technological challenges and opportunities laying a ...

  17. Interview: XM CEO Hugh Panero

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Major labels and satellite companies are largely mum on their upcoming rates negotiations (See Billboard cover story, Nov. 26). But XM CEO Hugh Panero was happy to discuss the business and technologic Major labels and satellite companies are large ...

  18. Mergers & Acquisitions

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Karmazin quashes Sirius-XM merger rumor; Front Line eyeing Nashville firms; InMotion picks up AltiTunes; Take-2 signs Sega sports developers This Week's Stories: Karmazin Quashes Sirius-XM Merger Rumor By Tony Sander ...

  19. Karmazin Quashes Sirius-XM Merger Rumor

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sirius upbeat on 2005. Mel Karmazin characterizes a New York Post report of a potential merger between XM and Sirius Satellite Radio as the “third rumor” he has had to deal with in his first eight weeks as Sirius CEO. The comment came as Sirius is ...