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Where is Puretracks ?

Puretracks and several Puretracks powered sites appear to have gone down over the weekend.

My brother made me aware of this problem last Friday and I had assumed they were updating or were subject to a glitch. But I am still unable to access the sites as of 1 AM Eastern Time on September 3rd, 2013.

Complaints about the inaccessibility of the site also appear on the service’s Facebook page. But I have not been able to find much of anything else online.

They haven’t posted anything on their Facebook or Twitter account about an issue, though the latter has entries from the 30th of August that imply Puretracks is gone, allegedly from people in the company.

A new version of Puretracks had gone online on June 14th, 2013. But apparently customers weren’t satisfied with the new site according to several Facebook entries and I’m guessing that some of their customers were lured elsewhere with lower prices.

More and more cell providers are also offering unlimited streaming of music so I suspect Puretracks may be gone, though I have no confirmation of this other than a few rare scattered pieces of information on the internet.

I’ve contacted Pizza Pizza in regards to this issue because they seem to be having problems as well with chooseyoursongs.com, a Puretrack powered site where their customers can redeem Peel ‘N Win music downloads.

I will of course update this entry if I find something else.

UPDATE: Pizza Pizza has moved their Peal ‘N Win music download code redemption to Universal Music Group’s Getmusic.ca.

More Memorabilia

Amazon.ca had just activated the beta version of their Toys and Games Store, which features Action and Toy Figurines, Die Cast Vehicles, Games, and various other memorabilia from from music, film, television and internet.

Their selection is limited compared to their American Store but I suspect they will expand quite significantly in or by October or November.

Canadian Musician Guitar Contest

Thought you’d like to know that Canadian Musician magazine and Erikson Music are giving away a guitar package. Details can be found by clicking here.

This contest ends August 31, 2013.

Legal Music Download Listing Updated

I’ve just added a few entries to my Music/Video/Book Downloads listing. Hope you enjoy it.

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.

Google Introduces Scan & Match Service

Google’s new scan and match music service is online in the States, as of yesterday. And though subscribers are limited to 20,000 recordings, the service is free and streams 320kbps recordings.

At the moment Amazon.com offers their American subscribers 250,000 recordings at 256 kbps for $24.99 per year whilst iTunesicon offers 25,000 recordings at 256 kbps for $24.99 per year to Americans and $27.99 per year to Canadians. But both store music purchased through their service for free.

There’s no news in regards to a service for Canadians by Google but a $4.99 per month, unlimited music streaming service is available : Millions of tracks, free for 7 days on rara.com. Click here