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Paypal Gift Card Offer

Canadian who use Paypal can enjoy a 10% discount on $25, $50 and $100 iTunes gift cards until December 22nd, 2016 (11:59pm Eastern) by clicking here. Enjoy.

Windows Users : Uninstall Quicktime

Apple has stated they will not longer support Windows installations of this software and the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued an alert advising users to uninstall this program due to the existence of two vulnerabilities found in this program.

Click here for information on how to uninstall this program from Windows machines.

Honeymoon Suite On PledgeMusic

Honeymoon Suite are working on a new nine track EP and are crowdfunding it through PledgeMusic. This campaign will end in two months. Click here for details.

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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Gift Card Offer

Participating Shopper’s Drug Mart stores are offering 10% discounts on $50 and $100 iTunes Gift Cards until March 24th, 2016. Consult your local flyer for details.