Music Industry

Happy International Record Store Day !

It’s Record Store Day ! Don’t forget to browse your local independent stores today. Click here for a list of your local participants.

Blackberry Music Service To Close

BBM Music will cease broadcasting on June 2nd, 2013 and the company has begun referring its subscribers to other music streaming services like Rdioicon.

This service had offered music streaming services to Blackberry owners since August 2011.

All Music. No Ads. Get Rdio Free.

SOCAN Reports Hike in Concert Royalty Revenue

SOCAN has reported a 14% hike in their concert royalties in 2012, totaling 20.9 million in Canadian dollars.

The royalties in 2011 had only grown by 1% from the previous year to 18.3 million dollars from 18.2 million dollars.

BTW, if you are a composer or musician, SOCAN has a series of interesting articles that you might want to read. Click here to access a listing of these articles..

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Do you want your MTV ?

Vevo had created a new service for internet connected televisions, mobile devices and tablets called VevoTV, on which music videos are played randomly.

New and classic music videos from multiple genres are featured on this 24 hour service, whose is currently available to American and Canadian Facebook members. And yes, it can also be viewed on your computer.

Tim Hortons – Music Downloads

Roll Up The Rim To Win” starts today at Tim Hortons. And if you play online you’ll have a chance to instantly win music downloads from the Universal Music Store.

350 download packs of three music downloads each will be given away daily online until March 17th, 2013. And I believe this contest is open to Americans as well.

Enjoy !

Bill C-30 Killed – Replacement On The Way

Justice Minister Rob Nicholson has stated that Bill C-30 will not proceed in Parliament in response to the concerns brought up by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and members of the public.

This bill would have enabled police to access internet traffic without a warrant and would have required the installation and maintenance of extra equipment by internet providers, who would have passed the associated expenditures down to the consumer.

Canadians would not only have lost rights in regards to privacy but could have also been subjected to security breaches via the new aforementioned online spying equipment had this bill gone through.

A new bill will be unveiled shortly in Parliament so additional information will be posted to this blog a.s.a.p.