Remember the SIRIUS "Manifesto"?

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Soundwave Cafe' started by roscoryan, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. roscoryan

    roscoryan DRC Graphics Guru

    This will bring back some memories for us old-timers:

    SIRIUS - to whom it may concern

    It's amazing to me that this is STILL on their website. This was a big marketing push from SIRIUS way back in the day (2003/4?). Clearly, things have changed a bit since then.
  2. SISO

    SISO Member

    Jeez I don't remember it going so fast, I could hardly keep up!

    Yes, I suppose even companies have aspirations of changing the world. Or just the music business in this case. Then reality slaps you in the face and you forget about it.
  3. TSS Taylor

    TSS Taylor DRC Fan

    That is so cool you found that.

    I love that campaign. I'm sure something like that will come again. Right now I think the management and the company is all about paying off debt and surviving the economic situation. I think all it takes is a few people and a new campaign to get things going like that.
  4. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Funny thats still on there!
    Man, a little clean-up would be a good idea.

    Cool clip though.
  5. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    Wow, that got me pumped for Sirius again. Too bad it's old news. hah.
  6. snakester

    snakester Member


    Payola_OFF - What would one call the single artist channels, then?
    Sameness_OFF - Oh, you mean like the FM style playlists?
    Expression_ON - Like the censorship of the rap/rnb hits channel with no suitable alternative added?

    Kinda sad, really, to see what's happened to them over the years.
  7. Bandwagon03

    Bandwagon03 Well-Known Member

    That is a blast from the past Rosco, thanks for sharing that! As far as cleaning up, etc, I find it kind of neat that it is tucked away on their website...:)

    I remember showing it to my wife, and she said 'Was that a commercial?'
  8. buckeye96

    buckeye96 Member

    Maybe someone should show that to Mel and the upper management. I think they have lost their way.
  9. joe2k4

    joe2k4 Member

    Well for blind people this didn't do much haha. I love the service alone for sports, and have always felt music was a bonus. This being said on the decade channels there is no reason to hear a repeat with in 6 hours. Seriously someone needs to look at this.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2009
  10. syphix

    syphix Member



    "The Best Radio on Radio_on" :)
  11. hexagram

    hexagram Medicinal & Recreational.


  12. SSF

    SSF Member

    That was great to see and a real blast from the past! This is the kind of marketing I have been suggesting they do recently and I wish they would.
  13. hexagram

    hexagram Medicinal & Recreational.

    They even had a couple of T-Shirts that used this theme:

    "censorship_OFF, free speech_ON"


    "commercials_OFF, music_ON"
  14. xan_user

    xan_user Banned

    Now that is a manifesto of a company I would be more than happy to swallow a rate increase too keep alive!

    Yet another example of what happens when shareholder profits steer a company away from its original business plan.
  15. joe2k4

    joe2k4 Member

    So you think if the FCC would have rejected the merger Sirius would be doing better? I don't know I think there stock price would have fell either way.
  16. xan_user

    xan_user Banned

    how can we ever know?

    At least with options you had more choices if the service and pricing didn't work for you.

    I would love to be able too choose between shallow mediocre music, single artist stations, with high paid celebrity talk and that of deeper musical choice with less overhead wasted on star power. But i'll have to settle on being a slacker till something better comes along. I rather have slacker and satrad but not with what SirXM is offering now and not with how i fell they're milking their customers for something that was originally included from the get go.

    Will i miss SatRad? Maybe. Its not like i can't rejoin if they get the message from unhappy customers and start offering value again in the future.
  17. Bandwagon03

    Bandwagon03 Well-Known Member

    I still have some of boy wears them to sleep in all the time.;)
  18. hexagram

    hexagram Medicinal & Recreational.

    Got any in XL? :icon_biggrin:
  19. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I'd buy one of those if they brought them back.
  20. hexagram

    hexagram Medicinal & Recreational.

    Yeah, they're really nice shirts...

    Here's one that Mariann is wearing:


    My favorite SIRIUS shirt (which I wish they still made) said:


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