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Why no U2 SiriusXM?
« on: May 30, 2014, 02:47:18 PM »
I've been wondering why U2 doesn't have there own SiriusXM channel. Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, Fran Sinatra, Elvis, and others all have dedicated channels. Why doesn't U2? Maybe they'll get one as promotion once the next album (hopefully) comes out. They certainly are big enough and have plenty of music to have a channel.



(Sorry of this has been brought up already!)



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Re: Why no U2 SiriusXM?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2014, 03:05:47 PM »
No stones station either?

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Re: Why no U2 SiriusXM?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2014, 03:17:49 PM »
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No stones station either?

And no Beatles  :-\ also no Dylan
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Offline jenniferh aka jen

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Re: Why no U2 SiriusXM?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 04:06:01 PM »
The artist has to give permission and then there's the issue of copyrights and fees and other financial stuff.

U2 has been approached but has not given permission to do a full time channel. They will most likely have a temporary one in place at album release time, just like with NLOTH.

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Re: Why no U2 SiriusXM?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2014, 09:20:21 PM »
Thanks Jenn.

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Re: Why no U2 SiriusXM?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2014, 11:30:27 PM »
They do have Tom Petty, Neil Diamond, Springsteen, Billy Joel, Pearl Jam and Pink Floyd on dedicated channels. I think Billy Joel is a temporary channel though, it just started and I won't be listening to it.

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Re: Why no U2 SiriusXM?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2014, 05:32:20 PM »
I don't think I'd want to listen to a channel dedicated to any one artist.

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Re: Why no U2 SiriusXM?
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2014, 08:53:25 PM »

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I don't think I'd want to listen to a channel dedicated to any one artist.
springsteen is an exception for me. He has A LOT if music, a good amount more than U2. Plus they play his concerts which all have different setlists. Most U2 tours didn't have setlists that varied much.

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Re: Why no U2 SiriusXM?
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2014, 12:00:01 AM »
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I don't think I'd want to listen to a channel dedicated to any one artist.
springsteen is an exception for me. He has A LOT if music, a good amount more than U2. Plus they play his concerts which all have different setlists. Most U2 tours didn't have setlists that varied much.
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Counting passengers as a U2 album, U2 will release their 14th album (hopefully) later this year, at 54 years old (Bono/Adam), 53(Edge) and 52(Larry). Bruce Springsteen's 14th album was the Seeger sessions, age 57. I agree that each Springsteen show is different, and U2 tends to vary their set lists a lot less, but there is still enough material for a dedicated channel. 200+ studio songs means the average song would rotate only once every two days assuming live music accounted for half the content. Nine world tours (WAR, UF, JT, Lovetown, ZooTV,POP, Elevation, Vertigo, 360), countless festivals, award and special performances, etc, content from Rattle and hum, from the sky down, entropy, etc. Overall I'd say there's enough GREAT U2 material to have any one moment repeat only weekly.....