Get ready to pay another $2 to Sirius XM starting next month


Haven’t written about Sirius XM for a little while, so here’s a treat: your bill is about to go up. Starting next month, Sirius XM will tack on a $1.98 surcharge (if that’s the word to use) to your bill in order to placate the music industry.

That’s right, the music industry. The Copyright Royalty Board increased the rates that it forces satellite radio—but not terrestrial radio!—to pay. It works out that, because Sirius XM can’t “absorb these increased cost,” it’ll merely be added onto your bill. See, easy!

And let’s not forget that Sirius XM started charging for its online stream a little while ago.

“Good times, good times,” right?