Music Technology

Back To School Sales & Offers

Thought i’d point you guys and gals to some sales and offers :

* Amazon.ca is offering a $10 promotional credit to eligible customers purchasing $50 gift cards until August 31st, 2016. Use the following coupon code to obtain this credit : 0816GIFTCA
* chapters.indigo.ca is offering discounts on Blue microphones, iPADs, Sennheiser headphones and select toys.
* Newegg.ca is offering discounts on computer components and accessories.
* American retailer Second Spinicon is offering discounts on new vinyl, CDs and DVDs.
* shop.umusic.ca is offering 15% discounts on the vinyl, CDs and merchandise until September 2nd, 2016. Use the following coupon code for this discount : BACK2SCHOOL
* Zinio is offering a discount on virtual Magazine subscriptions until August 31st, 2016. Summer’s Not Over Yet! Get Up to 75% Off Over 300 Magazines. Save Now!

Indiegogo – ASAP Connect

This new device, called ASAP Connect, enables iPhone and Android device users to plug and unplug their devices easily using magnetic USB connectors that are available in four colours ; Silver, Gold, Rosegold and Gunmetal.

I’ve pre-purchased one for my mp3 player and one for my phone. And I thought you guys might be interested in learning about the technology.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child now available + Save an Extra 15% Off with Visa Checkout

Indiegogo – Nura Headphones

I am a big fan of Sennheiser headphones. But this product sounds rather interesting because of its response to a listener’s individuality.

Click here for additional information on this campaign.

Vinyl : Good News / Bad News

The Good News – A new 20,000 sq. ft vinyl record pressing plant will open in Burlington, Ontario in a few days and it will be the second largest plant in North America. Precision Record Pressing Incorporated will be handling independent releases, including some from Isotope Music, and major releases from Universal and Sony Canada.

The Bad News – Music blogger Pitchfork has reported that some independent records stores in the states have had their accounts closed by WEA, Warner Music’s distributor, because they’ve had less than $10,000 in orders per year. If this continues smaller retailers in the states might have issues keeping albums from Warner and their subsidiaries in stock.

Gift Card Offer

Select Real Canadian Superstores will be offering 10% discounts on $50 and $100 iTunes cards until May 26th, 2016 with an in-store coupon. Consult your local flyer for details by clicking here.

FM Radio on Smartphone ?

Did you know that most Android powered smartphones are equipped with a FM chip, which would enable people to listen to their local stations for free, without data charges ?

That’s right. Instead of streaming your favourite local FM stations and paying for minutes or data you could be listening to them off the air, even when your cell service is down. But chances are your local cell provider has decided to turn it off because they think there isn’t a demand for it.

I’ve signed the change.org petition on this issue because people should be able to access the local FM stations during emergencies and do so using less of their battery power. And I recommend you do so as well and consult freeradioonmyphone.ca for additional information.

BTW, some Samsung Galaxy Tab users are able to use the NextRadio app to enable their FM chip, provided they did not purchase it via a cell provider. Click here for details.