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SoundExchange to push for big increase in satellite radio royalty rates

US satellite radio firm Sirius XM currently pays sound recording royalties of 7.5% of its gross revenues, although that's due to rise to 8% in 2012. And then? Then the rates are up for renegotiation by the US copyright royalty...
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Sirius XM seeking direct label licences for advanced features

US satellite radio firm Sirius XM currently has a statutory licence from SoundExchange, but according to Billboard the company is seeking direct licences from labels in order to add more features to its service. Those features...
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Sirius XM ups its forecasts for 2010

US satellite radio firm Sirius XM has bumped up its financial guidance for 2010, saying it now expects to add around 750,000 subscribers this year, generating revenues of $2.75 billion, and adjusted income from operations...
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Merlin settles with XM over Pioneer Inno row

Indie music agency Merlin has settled its dispute with US firm XM Satellite Radio over the Pioneer Inno device, which let listeners record and play back songs from the satellite radio broadcasts. Major labels settled with...
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Sirius XM heads to Android smartphones

US satellite radio service Sirius XM is now available via an app for Android smartphones, giving people access to more than 120 channels over Wi-Fi and 3G.
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Sirius heads to BlackBerry, Slacker goes to Palm

Satellite radio service Sirius XM has launched its streaming BlackBerry application, following the launch of its iPhone app last year. The BlackBerry version offers 120 channels of sports, news and music, and will cost $13...
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Siriux XM reveals more subscriber growth

US satellite radio firm Sirius XM added 257,000 subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2009, taking its total to 18.8 million. The company says it's benefitting from high take-up of its free trials in cars - 46.4% of people...