No more Artist Only Channels Campaign

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Soundwave Cafe' started by Master Fasmo, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Master Fasmo

    Master Fasmo Member

    ...... 1 Vote ......

    any others?
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  2. v1ru5

    v1ru5 Well-Known Member

    There should be only 1 artist channel where they change artists/bands every week or 2.
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  3. styckx

    styckx Member

    Get rid of them and fill that void with something else, or hell, nothing at all and put that bandwidth back to the normal channels.
  4. Jgatie

    Jgatie Banned

    Never going to happen. They are money makers. The artist's record company and/or tour promoters buy those stations as advertising. Period. End of story.
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  5. DLariv308

    DLariv308 New Member

    I was never a fan of the single artist channels. Like v1ru5 said a dedicated single artist channel for rotation of about 2 weeks each, that should be enough to cover all recordings and live shows and interviews etc. As for Sirius getting paid for these channels. Does anybody have a rough figure on how much they get? Do you think in long term a single artist rotation channel would benifit revenue wise in long term rather then short term revenue it has now?
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  6. Jgatie

    Jgatie Banned

    I have no idea what they make or what the benefit is. I do know they are increasing in number, that's all you have to know to answer any question you have as to their viability in the market. I don't like them either, especially when my favorite - The Bridge - is the red-headed stepchild in the Sirius lineup, but what can you do.
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  7. flap_jackson

    flap_jackson Well-Known Member

    30 Days of Coldplay was great for about the first 20 days, then is started getting tiresome, which was great, since it only lasted for 30 DAYS!
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  8. PACanesFan

    PACanesFan Member

    Simple formula. Singer A gives Sirius X amount of cash. Y is the amount of cash lost by subs cancelling over channel loss. If X>Y, single artist wins. Sadly, in reality, Y is probably a very small number.
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  9. Mrwirez

    Mrwirez Member

    One hour of Coldplay is plenty.... Since the change I dropped down to TWO radios from four. I kept my built-in Ford car radio and my Stiletto 2. I might just keep my Stiletto and use it for everything....They have AC-DC 24/7 on BuzzSaw (my favorite channel) which is now Boneyard.... WTF Mel?? There is now about five single artist channels. The anti-merger people were right. It is a Monopoly and it B L O W S !! Bet on a continued whittling down of programming. Btw, the satellite radio cartel has the stock at 27 freaking cents... WOW what a drag.

  10. Single artist channels BE GONE!

    I cant stand the friggin single artist channels,we could have lost channels put back on where they are! Bring back the ENTIRE sirius lineup!XM SUCKS!
  11. Wolf

    Wolf Mess with the wolf, I will strike back!

    You have my vote!
  12. SISO

    SISO Member

    Two points to people with problems with Artist Only channels:

    1. Sirirus, XM, and now SiriusXM gets paid for these channels. The record company pays them for a certain amount of time, ever notice how they're always around when the artist is going on tour or releasing an album?

    2. According to Sirius, these channels are very popular. You wouldn't know it by forums, but a lot of people really do love these things.

    You can write emails, letters, make petitions, whatever; but it will not change as long as the money keeps flowing.
  13. Peter Atkinson

    Peter Atkinson New Member

    My vote to! If 5 single artist channels can make good money, then a single (pun intended) rotating single artist channel can make even more money. I think a month would be sufficient...Like Michael Jackson, George Strait, Coldplay & Metalica.

    Don't get me wrong. I like Kenny Chesney (channel now gone thank God), AC/DC, Led Zeplin, Jimmy Buffett, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra & The Grateful Dead...But for months on end? NO WAY!!!

    Last summer was just perfect when XM played that new Paul McCartney album for 24 hours straight. That's long enough.

    Do it for a short time & it's a novelty, perhaps something to look forward to. Doing it for months at a time could even be detrimental to album sales & possibly hurt subscriptions.
  14. AZJoe

    AZJoe Member

    I agree, create one revolving artist channel, call it Superstar or whatever and give the others a rest!! It would almost seem that soon we will have the top 69 artists of all time with their own channels!!:eek:
  15. Schlep

    Schlep Member

    I'm willing to bet the only people who love them are people brand new to satellite radio, and even they stop listening after a month or two.
  16. Rev. Jim

    Rev. Jim New Member

    I may be in the minority on the board, but I like these single-artist channels. I've listened to AC/DC Radio and E. Street Radio many times just this past week. Yes, they are very niche and you have to live through hearing the same song severals times during the day. A friend of mine is absolutely in love with the Led Zepplen channel; it's become is his main pre-set. And he's not happy that it is only on until January.
  17. kryptonite

    kryptonite Well-Known Member


    Evenmoreso with the Elvis channel. People flock to Graceland (his home) and see the Sirius advertising with the studio there. Apparently the Elvis channel is very, very popular.

    And as long as the artist or the label pay Sirius for the airtime, they're going to give it to them.

    Stopping these artist-only channels would be a huge disaster.
  18. Dark Star

    Dark Star Member

    Not so. I've had satellite radio for a few years now and I love GD and E Street Radio. They're my fallback stations. I love 'em.
  19. dbirchum

    dbirchum New Member

    Hated the single artist channels from day one. I vote to keep them off (or only have ONE rotating single artist channel, as mentioned above).
  20. Schlep

    Schlep Member

    Apple - iPod classic

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