I’m surprised this hasn’t made Techmeme yet.
We’ll never know the numbers but I’d bet good cash that Podshow on Sirius sold more satellite radios to Podcasters than Sirius knows. People always support what they help create and now that “us Podcasters” are no longer part of the ever-less-important satellite radio scene, I see their numbers further flushing down the toilet.
Of what I read on this topic so far, nobody has suggested that this is because the value of the Podshow content wasn’t “worth it” for Sirius. I’m sure the token PodshowSucksAndAlwaysWill.com crowd will claim it was because Sirius staff wasn’t willing to sacrifice their first born to the altar of CurryBloom, but it sounds like the conversation is heading in the right direction.
There is value in the content. Podshow is showing us that.
There is also great value on the channel – and that channel is watching satellite radio, web radio, and all of her other “competitors” crumbling away.
The future of media, simply, is on demand and anyone who doesn’t provide that opportunity is as vital to our future as is black and white television.
Apple announced 10.5 million plus iPods sold last quarter and I just can’t believe that they were all purchased to listen to more Shakira.
I see blue skies ahead.