Congratulations Platinum Blonde

Canadian 80’s new wave rockers Platinum Blonde will be inducted in the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame tonight.

Congratulations to Mark Holmes, Sergio Galli, Chris Steffler and last but not least, the late Kenny Maclean.

Amazon Wants Canadian Distribution Center

Online retailer Amazon.com is considering a distribution center in Canada according to The Globe And Mail.

The online retailer currently operates Amazon.ca via a Canada Post subsidiary and hopes to pass on their savings in operating a “fulfillment center” in Canada.

My Favorite Corey Haim Film

I’m sure most people will probably say that their favorite Corey Haim film is “The Lost Boys” or “License To Drive” but I prefer Stephen King’s “Silver bullet”.

I don’t mind the 80’s teen films Corey Haim is primarily known for but I was never really interested in the genre so I don’t have many of these films in my collection.

Strangely enough I had not known he was Canadian, even after seeing him in The Edison Twins, a CBC television series that aired in the 80’s in Canada. He was born in Toronto in December 1971.

I guess I’ll be adding a few of his films to my online rental list but I think I’ll skip “National Lampoon’s Last Resort”, which I heard was quite terrible.

New Music File Format ?

A new file format is in the works and may be introduced soon.

MusicDNA enables music producers to add lyrics, video and various other multimedia presentations to music files, that are compatible with the current mp3 players.

The new file format created by BACH Technology premiered at MIDEM 2010 in Cannes but has yet to be adopted by any of the major labels or online music distributors, Universal Music being the only label that has shown interest in the technology. But the new format will be introduced shortly in China according to Digital Music News and BACH Technology is hoping to sign on more clients by the summer, when the format will be officially released.

iPad – My Opinion

Well, Apple has decided to release a new gadget that they call the iPad.

Crude jokes aside this device has garnered my attention, more than the Kindle DX, because of its colorful display and wi-fi capability.

It’s as sleek as an iTouch but larger. And hopefully Apple considered that some consumers would like to mount it to a wall and use it as a networking device, like yours truly.

I’d like to be able to access MP3 files from a hard drive on my network and possibly connect wireless speakers to it so I don’t have to have these unsightly wires all over the place.

But of course Microsoft will likely create a Windows Media Center compatible tablet so there should be some competition by next Christmas.

I would consider the later as well if it was more competitively priced and offered 3G access for less. But for now Canadian will need to be content with a wi-fi model, that will be on sale in Canada this month according to the Financial Post.

Welcome to the Buymusic.ca Blog

Greetings fellow music consumers and welcome to the buymusic.ca blog.

Here you will find various information relating to the purchase of music online and by mail, as well as sheet music, music instruments and memorabilia.

I will also be posting various commentaries and reviews in regards to these services and various related issues.

To begin either click on an option in the menu to your left, which features various source listings, or scroll down for my blog entries.

Enjoy.