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The Michael Jackson Channel Launches Today on SiriusXM for a Limited Time

Photo Credit: SiriusXM SiriusXM is launching a Michael Jackson channel in partnership with the late pop singer’s Estate. The new Michael Jackson channel goes live today, along with a few other artist channels. Beastie Boys, Bob Marley, and Coldplay channels will all feature their music and guest DJs. Jackson’s channel will feature his albums and […]

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SiriusXM Radio Is Officially Buying Stitcher In $325 Million Deal

SiriusXM is set to acquire San Francisco-based podcasting platform Stitcher in a $325 million deal. SiriusXM confirmed the rumored buyout this morning, in an official release. The high-profile deal arrives as leading music streaming service Spotify continues to ride a wave of stock-market growth that began in May, when comedian and UFC commentator Joe Rogan […]

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Despite Blackface Videos, Sirius XM Plans to Renew Howard Stern’s Contract

Still from a resurfaced video of Howard Stern portraying Ted Danson while wearing blackface in 1994.  Despite the resurfacing of multiple videos of Howard Stern appearing in blackface while using the n-word, Sirius XM’s CEO has expressed strong interest in renewing its contract with the radio veteran. Despite considerable outrage over a resurfaced video showing […]

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SiriusXM Loses 143,000 Net Subscribers During the First Quarter

Despite the economic strain of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and the loss of 143,000 net subscribers, SiriusXM turned in a strong financial performance during 2020’s first quarter. Today, SiriusXM officials revealed their company’s Q1 2020 fiscal data in an earnings report, which was shared with Digital Music News. The New York City-based radio brand added […]

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SiriusXM CEO James Meyer Paid $18.8 Million In 2019

SiriusXM CEO James Meyer earned $18.8 million in 2019, and other SiriusXM executives also took home multimillion-dollar salaries. The earnings information was revealed in an SEC filing, which was shared with Digital Music News. Meyer’s “annual total compensation” during 2019 was exactly $18,778,831, according to the SEC document; he took home about $17.6 million in […]

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SiriusXM Is Going Big on Premium Concert Re-Broadcasts — U2, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish Shows On the Slate

On-demand music is obviously huge. But what about on-demand concerts? Now, SiriusXM plans to test that question by replaying exclusive concerts throughout March —including Billie Eilish and Lady Gaga performances. The paid-only satellite platform is hoping to extend the life of concerts that they’ve sponsored during the last decade. Beginning on March 9th, SiriusXM will […]