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Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
7:53 am
Сайт с бесплатными битами
Народ цените мой сайт с бесплатными Рэп Битами http://freebeats.ru/


На сайте есть как Микстейп биты Так и Нужные всем Авторские. . . Все абсолютно бесплатно. . . + Ко всему все желающие могут размещать на сайте свои биты. . . Хочу сделать нечто типо банка битов. . .=)
Friday, August 14th, 2009
2:52 am
Friday, February 13th, 2009
7:14 pm
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
3:46 pm
Sirius XM (overdue post)
I woke up one morning and found that most of my channels have been changed or were deleted from the lineup. I find myself listening to FM radio more than Sirius XM. Chrome alone with a few others are gone, the music on '60s, '70s, '80s is boring and stale, '90s now plays that ugly early '90s club/dance music that was horrible back then & hip hop/rap.

I will not renew when my prepaid is up, I would have canceled had I not prepaid.
I miss the old XM!

P.S. I hear the price will go up $2 and no more free online listening.

Current Mood: annoyed
2:00 pm
Sirius XM near bankruptcy?
Looks as if Sirius XM may go into Chapter 11 soon.

* Coverage from The New York Times
* Coverage from the Washington Post
* Coverage from Wired

What do you all think is going to happen? Personally, I haven't listened to XM (as I still call it) for a few months now, because my Roady2 radio has been having antenna problems and after multiple consults with customer service I still can't tell if the problem is with the antenna itself or the antenna jack in the radio unit itself. My housemate keeps asking me if I'm going to buy another XM radio, but I don't want to if the service is about to go down the crapper. Advice?

(to be x-posted with a few mods to my own LJ)

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
6:19 am
guess I'm cancelling my XM Radio Subscription... this is bullshit
Now that we don't have XM in the car, and I don't have a job... I'm cancelling my XM subscription next chance I get.  I refuse to pay for XM online.  Boo.  I know they are doing bad and really need revenue, but yeah I'm just not doing this.  I just logged in and got the following message:

On March 11th, we are upgrading our internet listening experience. On your next renewal date you will no longer get free online listening. We want to give you the opportunity to extend your existing radio subscription and will guarantee you free online listening until the end of that new term.
If you currently have a lifetime subscription you will keep free online listening for this radio plan.
Sunday, November 30th, 2008
8:02 pm
free DOWNLOAD (underground RAP)
Born n raised in the Bronx to Jamaican parents Damion Kyng moved all around the BX (webster, tremont, kingsbrigde...) in and out of various hustles doin his best to help with bills in the house; been writing screenplays, short scripts (high ranking on AMERICAN ZOETROPE), poems n rhymes since thirteen. People round da way who didn't like da flo of hip hop asked Kyng to hop on da mic bout a year ago, his style is uncomparable but if there had to be a comparision many would say OUTKAST (only in that you can always expect something different n entertainin) now he has EIGHT tracks on da SOUNCLICK charts, has music being played on internet radio stations n mixtapes (unsigned hype volume 4 by DJ DESTINY/twisted studios)... reppin da underground MC who will make it based on skillz as opposed to PURCHASED HYPE - expect big things to come...

I.C.E gon feed da hood...


Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
11:03 pm
The Aftermath
For those of you who got jarred by the whole Sirius XM merger/traffic jam that occurred the week of the 10th, here's a taste of how really polarized the situation is.

CNN reported the issue and got (as of this writing) over 450 comments in regards to it.  Very few were positive.  All are saying pretty much how much the combined company has screwed the pooch on this one and how much customers on both sides (but especially XM) are looking for the doors.

Friday, July 25th, 2008
11:15 pm
Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
12:07 pm
To All Music Lovers/Musicians
New Sound Magazine just launched. We are an online publication dedicated to giving exposure to talented, hard-working, unknown musicians from all genres.
An issue every month Featuring 1 band/musician, 8 interviews w/ musicians, articles, + more.
We would like to invite any/all music lovers to view our magazine.

Thank You,
Daryl Green (NSM)



Current Mood: working
Monday, March 24th, 2008
3:56 pm
Friday, March 14th, 2008
1:47 pm
Irish Music!
Sirius and XM celebrate St. Patrick's Day



St. Patrick&apos;s Day on Satellite RadioIn celebration of St. Patrick's Day, both Sirius and XM will be running special programming to bring a little luck of the Irish to your weekend celebrations.

Sirius Disorder (ch 70) will feature plenty of Irish music to keep everyone's eyes smiling. Saturday, Dubliner Paddy Casey stops by "Celtic Crush," the weekly show hosted by Black 47 frontman Larry Kirwan.

Speaking of Black 47, they will perform in Sirius' studios on Monday, and after that, Chieftans singer Paddy Maloney will be making an appearance. If you want something a little harder, head over to Hard Attack (ch 27) for Irish, Celtic, and Gaelic metal. Or check out Faction (ch 28), where Flogging Molly will be hosting the "Hostile Takeover" packed with shamrocks and shenanigans. See more of Sirius' St. Patty's day programming here.

Over on XM, the limited-run channel "XM Green" will once again making its way to the XM Nation, with a full weekend dedicated to Irish and Celtic music. Starting on Saturday, March 15th, XM's Fine Tuning (ch 76) will serve as the home of XM Green, featuring music from The Chieftains, Paul Brady, The Clancy Brothers, Young Dubliners, The Wolfetones and many others to help listeners get into the Irish spirit.

XM Green kicks off on Saturday at 12 midnight ET and continues through Tuesday, March 18th at 3am ET.
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
8:28 am
Please check out my XM community
   Not sure if this is allowed but I thought people would want to see this.  If it's not allowed please feel free to delete.


 XM screws their customers left and right and I want people to see what they've done to me
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008
12:23 pm
stupid Caricia I hate you - die now.
Dear XM:  Please stop playing constant commercials for this new "Caricia" / Spanish Oldies station on Viva and Caliente.  It's bad enough that you took away Fuego (Channel 90) without having to have the earsore of "CARICIA!!!  FEATURING - ABBA, BARRY MANILOW AND JULIO IGLESIAS" over and over.  How could those songs possibly me any more popular than current Reggaeton and Bachata hits? 

*way pissed off*
Tuesday, November 13th, 2007
6:31 pm
Sirius Shareholders Approve XM Deal
November 13, 2007

Sirius Shareholders Approve XM Deal

Filed at 11:27 a.m. ET


NEW YORK (AP) -- Shareholders of Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. on Tuesday
approved the company's acquisition of rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.

The approval, which was expected, now leaves the tougher obstacles of
regulatory approval by the Department of Justice and the Federal
Communications Commission. XM's shareholders were also voting Tuesday on
the deal.

Sirius said in a statement that more than 96 percent of the shareholder
votes cast approved the acquisition.

Shareholder advisory firms had endorsed the deal, which would save costs
for both companies on acquiring subscribers, programming and broadcasting.

The deal still faces close scrutiny by regulators in Washington, however,
and some consumer groups have opposed the combination.

The FCC had originally said the two satellite companies couldn't combine,
but that rule can be changed. Sirius and XM have argued that satellite
radio now faces more competition for listeners since the advent of portable
listening devices like Apple Inc.'s iPod, Internet radio and cell phones
that can play music.
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
1:55 pm
Satellite Radio: FCC Chairman Discusses Proposed Takeover
FCC Chairman Discusses Proposed Takeover

Sep 27, 2007 3:24 PM (ET)

Associated Press


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Broadcasters nationwide need not worry about local
advertising revenue disappearing if the proposed takeover of XM Satellite
Radio Holdings Inc. by Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. goes through, the FCC's
chairman said Thursday.

The National Association of Broadcasters, which counts Walt Disney Co.'s
ABC division and radio station owner Clear Channel Communications Inc.
(CCU) among its members, opposes the estimated $4.7 billion acquisition on
the grounds that combining the nation's only two satellite radio companies
would create a monopoly.

Speaking before hundreds of broadcast executives and on-air personalities
at breakfast during a broadcast association conference, Federal
Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin said there is a "higher
burden" to examine the transaction carefully.

"I would be concerned if they were trying to become a local broadcaster,"
Martin said, however.

"We don't have any prohibitions on where ad revenue can come from, but we
do say because they are a national service ... they are not allowed to be
on localized content.

But NAB Radio Board Chair W. Russell Withers Jr. said that seems like what
XM and Sirius are doing because they are offering up-to-the-minute weather
and traffic reports for local markets. The reports are accessible nationally.

Sirius announced in February that it would acquire XM for $4.7 billion. The
Justice Department's antitrust regulators and the FCC must both sign off on
the deal.

On Wednesday, the testimony of a U.S. Justice Department official
strengthened the perception that the two digital radio companies will be
allowed to join forces.

Both companies' stocks have risen sharply since mid-August on heightening
optimism that U.S. regulators will clear the proposed takeover.

Shares of Sirius climbed 8 cents, or 2.3 percent, to $3.50 in afternoon
trading Thursday. Shares of XM were up 21 cents, or nearly 1.5 percent, to
Thursday, July 12th, 2007
12:50 am
FCC hears pros, cons of Sirius-XM deal
FCC hears pros, cons of Sirius-XM deal
Opponents, supporters of satellite radio union lay out positions

By Brooks Boliek
Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

Updated: 8:23 a.m. CT July 10, 2007


WASHINGTON - Opponents and supporters of the proposed Sirius-XM deal, which
would shrink the satellite radio universe to one provider, laid their pros
and cons before the Federal Communications Commission Monday.

Although little new ground was broken, the groups - ranging from the
National Association of Broadcasters to Women Involved in Farm Economics -
gave the commission an earful as the deadline for comments in the merger

In its petition to deny the merger permission, NAB contends that the merger
would harm consumers by creating a government-sanctioned monopoly where one
didn't exist before.

"The proposed merger would create a monopoly in the national satellite
(radio) market, which would inevitably result in increased prices, fewer
programming choices, less local programming for radio listeners and other
public interest harms," NAB said. "(Sirius and XM), however, have not even
come close to meeting their burden of demonstrating by a preponderance of
the evidence that there are 'extraordinarily large, cognizable, and
nonspeculative efficiencies' that justify the creation of a monopoly."

NAB was backed by a group of public-interest groups with which it has
usually feuded.

The Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Common Cause and Free
Press asked the FCC to reject the companies' proposal to define the market
to include all forms of one- and two-way communications services.

"Approval of a merger based on an overly broad definition of the market is
likely to result in rising prices, denial of choice, declining quality and
slowing innovations," CFA research director Mark Cooper said.

Definition is key
How the FCC defines the market is a critical question. If the commission
buys the companies' argument that the market ranges from traditional radio
to the Internet, then merger approval is easier. If, on the other hand, it
defines the market as just satellite radio, then a merger analysis that
recommends approval is much more difficult.

"The merger of XM and Sirius satellite radio can only be called one thing -
a monopoly - leaving no choice or competition in the satellite market,"
Consumers Union vice president Gene Kimmelman said.

Broadcasters weren't the only ones with grassroots support. A coalition of
groups including the NAACP, Americans for Tax Reform, the League of United
Latin American Citizens and Women Involved in Farm Economics filed comments
supporting the deal.

Minority groups and rural dwellers believe that the merger will strengthen
niche programming, lower prices and give them more control over what they hear.

Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin touted the groups' support.

"The support for our merger is as diverse as the programming we provide,"
Karmazin said. "The thousands of pro-merger comments from organizations
representing diverse populations and interests, individuals, businesses and
experts plainly demonstrate that the combination of Sirius and XM is in the
public interest."

XM chairman Gary Parsons said that the filings demonstrate what the
companies have been telling policymakers at the FCC, the Justice Department
and Congress.

"These FCC comments strongly validate our contention that the merger will
produce substantial public interest benefits," he said. "These include
greater programming choices, better prices, rigorous competition and more
rapid innovation."

In telecommunications matters, a pair of agencies must approve the merger.
In this case, the Justice Department examines the deal for its effect on
competition, while the FCC decides if it is in the public interest.

If approved, the combined value of the company would be about $13 billion,
which includes net debt of about $1.6 billion. The combined company would
have about 14 million subscribers.
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redistribution of Reuters content is expressly prohibited without the prior
written consent of Reuters.

URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19692258/
Thursday, May 24th, 2007
7:38 am
Key senator urges rejection of XM-Sirius deal
Key senator urges rejection of XM-Sirius deal
By Peter Kaplan


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Senate's antitrust
subcommittee on Wednesday urged regulators to block Sirius Satellite
Radio Inc.'s proposed acquisition of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc..

Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl of Wisconsin said he had sent a letter to the
Justice Department and the
Federal Communications Commission calling on them to oppose the deal on
grounds that it would cause "substantial harm to competition and consumers."

"Such a result should be unacceptable under antitrust law and as a
matter of communication policy," Kohl wrote to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin
and the Justice Department's antitrust chief, Thomas Barnett.

Sirius plans to buy XM in an all-stock deal worth about $4 billion. The
deal would combine the only two providers of satellite radio service in
the United States and has sparked concerns among some U.S. lawmakers and
consumer groups.

The deal is currently being reviewed by both the Justice Department and
the FCC, which issued both satellite radio licenses in 1997 on the
condition that the two companies would never merge.

Although they can exert political influence over the agencies generally,
lawmakers have no direct input into the decisions about individual
merger reviews.

In testimony before Kohl's subcommittee and other congressional panels,
Sirius Chief Executive Mel Karmazin has promised that the combined
company would not raise prices, and that customers would be able to
block adult channels and get a refund for those channels.

Karmazin has also argued that the deal would not be anti-competitive
because satellite radio faces competition from other forms of audio like
traditional AM/FM radio and personal audio players.

But in Wednesday's letter to the agencies, Kohl said he was unconvinced.
Terrestrial radio is too limited to compete with satellite radio, while
personal audio players can not match the programming of satellite
service, he wrote.

"No other technology available today is a substitute for the satellite
radio," Kohl wrote.

Beyond that, Kohl said, other possible alternatives are years away from
being available to consumers.

"Uncertain promises of competition from new technologies tomorrow do not
protect consumers from higher prices today," Kohl wrote.
Friday, May 18th, 2007
3:06 pm
So I was goofing around today with the case that came with my Inno - the case I never use - and I noticed that it's perfect as a business card holder.

Has anyone else noticed this? Am I late to the party?

Does anyone even use their case?
1:12 am
Listeners shocked by XM hosts' suspension

Listeners shocked by XM hosts' suspension
Many cancel the service. Some suspect a proposed merger with Sirius is a
factor in the punishment.

By Jim Puzzanghera and Amy Kaufman
Times Staff Writers

May 17, 2007

WASHINGTON - Satellite radio bills itself as the Wild West of the airwaves,
an uncensored outpost beyond the reach of federal regulators where
expletives fly with impunity and the banter can get as raunchy as at a
strip club.

But the decision this week by XM Satellite Radio to suspend shock jocks
Opie and Anthony for 30 days for crude sexual comments about First Lady
Laura Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Queen Elizabeth II has
listeners wondering whether there's a new sheriff in town.

Some XM listeners were outraged - not at the comments but at XM's reaction.

"I signed up for XM because it's uncensored. I like these guys because they
are so unfiltered," said Placentia resident Paul Hebert, who canceled his
$12.95 monthly XM subscription Tuesday in protest.

He wasn't alone. Hundreds of angry subscribers have flooded XM's operators
with calls to cancel since the suspension was announced Tuesday. About 60
listeners smashed their XM receivers Wednesday outside the WFNY-FM studios
in New York, where Gregg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia continued to air
their tamer, over-the-air broadcast for CBS Radio.

"The reaction is mind-blowing," said Ryan Saghir of North Branford, Conn.,
who runs a blog about satellite radio called Orbitcast. "One of the main
attractors to satellite radio is the unregulated content. Once you take
away that . you're going to have some upset subscribers."

But industry observers said XM might have been more worried about offending
federal regulators, who can block the company's proposed merger with its
only rival, Sirius Satellite Radio, than staying true to its slogan,
"Beyond AM. Beyond FM. XM."

Sensitivities have been heightened in Washington since the controversy over
veteran shock jock Don Imus' racially offensive comments about the Rutgers
University women's basketball team, which led to his firing last month by
CBS Radio.

"It's hard to read anything into it other than that they're catering to
federal officials," said William Kidd, a media analyst with Wedbush Morgan
Securities in Los Angeles.

XM spokesman Nathaniel Brown would not comment on whether the pending
merger was a factor in the suspension and would not say how many people had
canceled their subscriptions. XM has suspended on-air personalities before,
he said, but none with as high a profile as Hughes and Cumia.

It's not the first time a skit has landed the two shock jocks in trouble.
CBS Radio, then known as Infinity Broadcasting, fired them in 2002 for
broadcasting two listeners apparently having sex in New York's St.
Patrick's Cathedral. The Federal Communications Commission fined Infinity
$357,000 for the stunt.

XM, which does not fall under the FCC's indecency rules because it is a pay
service, hired Hughes and Cumia in 2004. Their program, "The Opie & Anthony
Show," airs from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on XM and 24 CBS radio affiliates, which
picked the duo back up last year.

It continues until about 11 a.m. only on XM, a segment that the show's
website touts as "uncut, uncensored and totally filthy."

On May 9, the XM portion of the show aired a skit featuring a character
called Homeless Charlie, who graphically described having sex with Bush,
Rice and the queen. Hughes and Cumia played along, laughing and asking

XM issued a statement condemning the comments, and Cumia and Hughes
apologized on the air Friday.

On Monday's show, Hughes and Cumia complained about "dumb rules" and an
"umbrella of morality and decency" that led Imus and some other hosts to
get fired. XM officials suspended the pair Tuesday, saying the comments
"put into question whether they appreciate the seriousness of the matter."

Satellite radio followers said the suspension was unprecedented. Some XM
listeners were stunned and angry when they heard about it.

Ed L. Kelley of Wagoner, Okla., said he spent six hours on the phone
Tuesday night trying to cancel. He's talking to an attorney about a
class-action suit, saying that because "The Opie & Anthony Show" appears on
one of XM's "explicit-language" channels, the company has violated its
promise to deliver uncensored content.

"These guys make me laugh and they make fun of everybody equally," Kelley said.

Debbie Wolf, co-founder of People Against Censorship, called the suspension
"outrageous" and organized the demonstration outside CBS Radio's studios.
Christopher Lewis of Glenmoore, Penn., quickly registered
http://www.cancelxm.com , and the message boards there and on other
satellite radio sites have filled up with dozens of angry comments.

"I will not support a company that has decided the one true reason they
exist no longer matters," wrote one poster on Orbitcast.

Howard Stern, who left traditional radio in 2004 after battling regulators,
also weighed in from his new post at Sirius.

"If you want free speech," he told his listeners Wednesday, "walk in a
closet and talk to yourself."

Kidd said the suspension could make it difficult for XM to attract edgy
radio personalities who have viewed satellite as a haven for their
outrageous acts.

"This will probably be a decision that XM will have to live with and, I
suspect, likely regret over time," he said.

The suspension would be as surprising as HBO pulling "The Sopranos" for
offensive content and will reverberate through the industry, said Tom
Taylor, a former program director who edits the trade journal Inside Radio.

"People in the satellite world have felt safe . until this week," he said.
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