Interesting Developments in the World of Satellite Radio That Could Impact Everyone

After the merger of Sirius and XM, there is now only one satellite company.  (Can anyone tell me why an XM subscriber still can’t receive all the Sirius channels and vice-versa?)

Sirius XM Canada is a franchisee, independent from the American company, but these new developments might end up having some kind of impact. 

Liberty Media Corporation, the big American TV conglomerate, has just received official FCC permission to take control of Sirius XM.  This sort of consolidation can only mean that someone is thinking of some kind of synergies.

The second part of this equation involves Irving Azoff, the powerful music manager who resigned as the chairman of Live Nation New Year’s Eve.  He knows a thing or two about synergies and monopolies because he’s the guy who engineered the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster.  He’s on his way to joining Liberty Media.

What could all this mean?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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