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Bye Bye Radio

iTunes Radio will be no more as of January 29th, 2016. This ad sponsored music streaming service will merge into Apple Music at the end of this month. Click on the banner for details on how to subscribe to this new service :

Keep the CBC Alive

Canadian Musician Magazine has started a petition to “Save Canadian Music: Keep The CBC Alive“. Click here for details.

Apple To Introduce New Radio Service In Canada

iTunesicon Radio is on its way into Canada, offering iTunesicon users on Macs, PC and Apple mobile devices the ability to create their own stations.

Funded by advertisements, the service will stream music from pre-set and customizable stations to iTunes icon and may be ad free for iTunes Matchicon subscribers.

The service will feature an extensive selection of recordings from iTunesicon’ catalogue.

Did Video Truly Kill The Radio Star ?

In the 80’s there was this popular belief that music videos would eventually result in the demise of radio.

Experts had believed that the popularity of music television would cause radio to fade away. And this prediction was so popular that it resulted in two incredibly successful singles based on radio nostalgia ; One from Queen (“Radio Ga Ga“) and one from The Buggles (“Video Killed the Radio Star“).

But it appears that this prediction was premature.

According to Nielson’s “Music 360” study, 48% of the individuals they polled claimed they “discover music most often through the radio”.

Youtube has become a major source for music in teens, 64% of the respondents having stated they listen to music on the service. But 56% of the teens polled also listen to radio.

It appears that radio is adapting and remains one of the main sources for music in teens, over two decades after the predictions were made.

Also noteworthy are the findings that compact discs still remain popular in some circles, 55% of the music fans polled having “identified physical CDs as a very or fairly good value”.

Half of the teens polled also claim to listen to compact discs. And 36% have purchased at least one compact disc within the year.

Three thousand Americans responded this online survey.