The Buymusic.ca Blog

A blog by a Music Consumer for Music Consumers

Spotify Coming Soon

Spotify is now taking requests for invites from Canadians.

This Swedish advertisement funded music streaming service will be available on most devices and platforms shortly in Canada.

Click here for details.

Goodbye CD Warehouse

My favourite independent music retailer has announced that they will be closing their doors permanently next spring after 25 years of operation.

CD Warehouse had at one time been a major source for compact discs and DVDs in Ottawa with three stores in the Ottawa area and another in Kingston, Ontario. But sales of compact discs have of course dropped significantly since the commercialization of music downloads on the internet and although the retailer has started selling vinyl and renting DVDs/Blurays, the reduction in stores and the closing of the chain was an eventuality.

The chain’s online counterpart, MyMusic.ca, also faltered and failed to gain traction against the major music retailers online. And unfortunately the industry has not provided enough new releases or re-releases to keep customers like me going to the store.

This closure will unfortunately result in the loss of yet another source for vinyl in my city. And now residents of the city will need to either go downtown for their used and new LPs or order these albums online.

Canada Post Honours Canadian Country Stars

Canada Post have recently issued stamp collections honouring five of Canada’s top country music stars : Shania Twain, Hank Snow, Tommy Hunter, K.D Lang and RenĂ©e Martel.

The Shania Twain Limited Edition Framed Prints went rather quickly so don’t delay on placing your order for the framed prints dedicated to the other artists.

Click here for more details.

Songza Joins Google

Music streaming service Songza has announced that they are joining Google on a July 1st, 20014 blog entry. Google confirmed this purchase on a Google Play post, stating it will add the best features from the service to Google Play.

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