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Saturday/Sunday GIFT CARD OFFER

Participating Shopper’s Drug Mart stores are offering 10% discounts on $50 and $100 iTunes Gift Cards on Saturday and Sunday (April 2nd & 3rd, 2016). Consult your local flyer for details on this offer.

Unfortunately this purchase isn’t eligible for the Spring It On 1 Million Optimum Points Contest but you can purchase $10 worth of other items and get a PIN for those purchases.That contest ends at midnight on April 24th, 2016.

Vinyl Sales Back But…

AOL UK Finance report that sales of vinyl have returned to the level they have back in the states in 1988. But recording artists aren’t getting much of anything from streaming.

Back when I heard streaming was going to go legit and a royalty scheme was in the works, I had assumed that they would get rates like that of radio. Those were acceptable rates. But for some reason considerably lower rates were adopted for streaming and artists get pretty much nothing, as made apparent by Cracker’s “Low” royalties – Pun not intended.

That band’s single streamed a million times on Pandora and the guitarist of the band reported on his blog that he got US$16.89 for those streams ; Less than the amount of royalties obtained from a t-shirt sale, according to this 2013 blog entry.

The Spotify royalties were slightly better for “Low“, at US$12.05 for just over 116 thousand streams. But that is still quite low.

I guess all one can do to support their favourite artists is to buy their merchandise and see them live.

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VPN/Netflix Petition

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Attention Playstation Users

If you were registered on Playstation, PSN, Qriocity or Sony Online Entertainment from January 1st to May 15th, 2011 and have signed onto the PSN-POE Settlement, you may receive an email entitling you to a free game or other form of compensation. Keep an eye on your email.