Sirius XM Radio Adds 1.7 Million Subscribers in 2011; Deformed CEO Mocks Competition

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  1. Magnificent Mr. Hole

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    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sirius-xm-mel-karmazin-pandora-278122

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    While disclosing good news about the new media company he runs, Mel Karmazin takes a few shots at Pandora and Clear Channel.

    Sirius XM Radio said Wednesday it added 1.7 million subscribers in 2011, then CEO Mel Karmazin gave a backhand compliment to one competitor, online music service Pandora, and insinuated another, Clear Channel Communications, was a bit stodgy.

    Speaking at Citi's 22nd Annual Global Entertainment Media & Telecommunications Conference, Karmazin said Sirius XM had its best year in terms of adding subscribers since Sirius and XM merged. In the fourth quarter, it added 540,000 to end the year with 21.9 million subscribers.

    Then the CEO started to compare his company with Pandora and Clear Channel, noting that the latter, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, takes in about $3 billion in annual revenue, the same amount generated by Sirius XM, which has been in existence only 10 years.

    Karmazin, in fact, isn't enamored with the advertising model in general -- whether its attached to old-fashioned radio or to online music. Sirius XM, he said, boasts 10 times the revenue of Pandora.

    "Pandora is a really good company," he said Wednesday in San Francisco. "They've been around for as long as we have -- they've been around for about 10 years. They have about 40 million regular users, maybe more now, and they have $300 million in revenue. So, you know, business models matter. We like our business model of subscription better than the advertising-driven model."
     
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    better than the advertising model? wtf is he drinking?
     
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    "Karmazin, in fact, isn't enamored with the advertising model in general"

    Sure could have fooled me since I hear a lot of commercials on most of the talk channels.
     
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    those are the teeth I used in your avatar :jj:
     
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    [h=2]hmmmm . . . there seems to be a word missing in that title :bigthink:

    Sirius XM Radio Adds 1.7 Million Paying Subscribers in 2011; Deformed CEO Mocks Competition[/h]
     
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    no way!!!!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    HAHAHAHAHA i thought they were Howard's new ones, just whitened. UGH all those dentists should be shot, and you know they got over 50K for that shit work. :facepalm:
     
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    Howies partner in crime.
    Mel just made an amazing killing in Sirius stock.

    A Howie,Mel,Bernie Madoff, and Wesley Snipes prison reality show would be amazing!
     
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    Mel before the new tombstones.
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    How would he know he isn't telling the truth?

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    Karmazin has been my go-to guy for awful chicklets for years -- he's even better than Busey :jj:
     
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    this is the most disturbing photo of him -- the sore :eek:

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    oofa -- those toofas are diabolical
     
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    Jebus, he is one fugly bababooey-lookin' mofo.
     
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    he's one of the biggest bamboozlers in the business, that's why he gets big marbles
     
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    He's being defensive and passive aggressive because he knows that his product is shit.
     
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    I can vouch for two....my brother just bought a new van (Free Sirius), and my parents just bought
    a new Jeep Liberty..(Free Sirius).

    They plan on cancelling after the freebies up.
    Do these count as activated accounts?? I'm sure they do.:coffee:
     
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    You Betcha!

    Don't forget that the 4th Quarter is old model year clearance and NEW Model year sales.

    It's like a pyramid scheme.
    Only they are using new Car sales to keep the #'s artificially inflated.
     
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