XM Satellite Radio
For decades, Dylan has had a reputation for having a very private personality, but lately he's been getting out quite a bit more. A few years back he was all about Limited's
However, Dylan's newfound gregariousness isn't really the point here. XM's deal to get him on the lineup is yet another example of how far this Motley Fool Rule Breakers recommendation and its rival Sirius
Of course, it also shows the troubles facing radio lately -- I recently wrote about the pretty dreary-sounding replacements that Viacom's
In the long run, this kind of competition clearly gives investors something to be concerned about: how far each company will go, and how much it will spend, to sign big names. It's a big reason why so many investors are leery of putting their dollars into satellite radio, despite its undeniable status as a disruptive technology and promising consumer product. Right now, satellite radio's innovation curve definitely includes a going-for-the-jugular focus to woo subscribers.
The satrad listening public is the biggest winner at this point in the game, given the talent that's pooling at both satellite radio providers. Will investors win as well? I guess we'll find out a little further down the highway.
Tune in to further Foolishness:
- You guessed it -- the music biz grumbled again recently.
- Traditional radio concerns hope digital radio can save the day.
- Can Clear Channel get hipper?
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Alyce Lomax owns shares of Starbucks but of none of the other companies mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.