SiriusXM confirm acquisition of podcast platform Stitcher for $325m

After reports last week from the Wall Street Journal, SiriusXM confirm a deal with Stitcher for $25m more than initially expected. Originally owned by Deezer, Stitcher was sold to E.W Scripps in 2016 for $4.5m….

SiriusXM to buy Stitcher for 67x more than Deezer sold it for in 2016

Satellite radio broadcaster SiriusXM are set to buy podcast app Stitcher for approximately $300m, after it was sold to E.W Scripps by Deezer for $4.5m in 2016. Stitcher provide over 100,000 audio news, sports and…

SiriusXM acquires podcasting company Simplecast

Radio online broadcaster SiriusXM are jumping on the rapidly expanding podcast train with its purchase of Simplecast. Simplecast provide independent and enterprise creators with tools to publish, monetize and gain insight for their podcasts. Announced…

Is this the worst cover of a Nirvana song ever?

Puddle of Mudd were kind enough to grace Sirius XM with a live session recently and amongst their own songs they did… this. To give them their props, the rest of the session is very…

SoundExchange hit $7 billion in payouts to artists

SoundExchange, responsible for handling royalties for┬áservices such as Pandora, SiriusXM and TV appearances, hit a new milestone earlier this year. Last week SoundExchange shared some details regarding their Q1 2020 performance. $7bn paid to artists…

Music Giveaways: Great free apps, sample packs, and software for musicians during self-isolation

Whether it’s for some musical inspiration, the building blocks for your next big song, or just for some fun we have collected a bunch of great free stuff for musicians to discover. We could all…

What is SoundExchange & how do I collect extra royalties for my music?

Without wanting to sound like a PPI salesman, you may have unpaid royalties from services such as Pandora, SiriusXM and TV appearances. Register with SoundExchange for free to check and collect. For those unaware, the…

SiriusXM Premier Streaming Service is now free until May 15th

In a move to help curb coronavirus and get people to stay-at-home, SiriusXM are following other digital platforms in offering free content. SiriusXM Premier gives you full access to all of SiriusXM’s premium channels. This…

YouTube Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Facebook, SiriusXM and Tidal donate to the Recording Academy’s COVID-19 fund to help music professionals

MusiCares Foundation, the non-profit charity from The Recording Academy, has received “millions” of dollars from music services to help artists and other music professionals affected by COVID-19. The fund provides up to $1000 each to…

SoundCloud just got investment from SiriusXM the owners of Pandora

SoundCloud have just gained some very interesting investment of $75 million from the owners of music streaming service Pandora. SoundCloud have long been a paragon of their own independence and that of artists. Standing on…