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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 Renée 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.

Excellent News For Music Fans

I have just received word that the “Tour Tax”, a prohibitive fee that international artists were subjected to when performing in Canada, has been scrapped.

This counterproductive fee kept newer artists out of Canada, especially independent and unsigned artists, and has caused many clubs to stop featuring live acts altogether. 

Over 143,000 signatures had been registered on a change.org petition promoted on this blog in 2013, which was presented to Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister for Multiculturalism.

Oh What A Feeling–The Next Generation

Fans of Canadian music and Canadian History will love this book.

Oh What a Feeling: The Next Generation includes the vast majority of the information found in its 1997 predecessor, which listed the major events of the Canadian music industry chronologically from 1886 to 1995, and extends this history further to 2013.

Additional events from 1886-1995 were added to this version as well as birth and death information, a chronology of Canadian hit songs since 1900 and profiles of the members of the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame since 1978.

This book is available from Amazon.ca and Chapters/Indigo.

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