The Eagles will team with SiriusXM for an invitation-only concert at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville on Sunday, October 29. It will mark the first time the band has performed at the iconic venue.The performance -- featuring Eagles members Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill as well as Deacon Frey filling in for his late father, Glenn Frey -- will air on SiriusXM’s Eagles Channel, a limited-run channel curated by the band which will launch in...
As SiriusXM has grown, so have Scott Greenstein’s responsibilities as the satellite radio giant, where he oversees more than 175 radio commercial-free stations. At the same time, subscriptions for the service, along with its internet radio counterpart, reached an all-time high of 31.6 million in the first quarter of 2017, while net income was up 20% year-over-year. For the rest of the year, the publicly traded company is projecting revenue of $5.3 billion.
Greenstein’s part has been mainly curatorial. A veteran of USA Films and Miramax, he’s brought celebrity content into the company via a host of personality-branded channels; in addition, he’s signed top talent from terrestrial as on-air personalities, all the while nurturing SiriusXM’s top star – a main draw for at least 10% of subscribers – Howard Stern.
Greenstein joined Sirius four years before it merged with satellite competitor XM in 2008 and has stayed the course through myriad changes and the occasional controversial sacking (Opie and Anthony, three years apart, for example). As the company ventures into streaming, via its pending acquisition of Pandora, he’s likely to play an influential role in shaping the Sirius sound yet again.