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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. And if you are aware of a Canadian music retailer or record convention or fair that I have missed, please contact me with details.

Thanks. And Enjoy.


New Apple Gift Cards

Apple decided to create a more universal gift card, which is accepted for most of their products and services. And these are currently available from Apple stores, several retailers and online from Apple.ca and Amazon.ca.

Consequently they will probably be phasing out the usual iTunes, Music and App gift cards.

Stores Slowly Getting Back To Normal

Stores in Ontario and Quebec have had their COVID-19 related occupancy limits lifted but masks, social distancing and other measures will remain in place due to the variants. And this is pretty much the situation in other provinces as well but curbside pickups and online orders are still an option.

Theatres have reopened with limited seats, with the aforementioned precautions.

New Music Nation Lives!

New Music Nation will premiere online today at Noon eastern. And it will feature independent artists and their music videos, with emphasis on the Canadian industry, so don’t forget to tune in.

Special Disney+ Offer

Amazon Music Unlimited is offering free subscriptions to Disney+.

New Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers are offered six months of Disney+ for free whilst current and former Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers will be offered three months for free.

This offer is available to Canadians and Americans until the end of July. And Prime Members will also get a $2 discount on their subscription. But people who are currently subscribed to Disney+ cannot take advantage of this offer.

Bonus Optimum Points

Optimum members can get bonus points on iTunes and Netflix gift card purchases:

  • 7500 points per $50 Netflix gift card purchased until June 18th, 2021 at participating retailers
  • 5000 points per $50 App Store & iTunes gift card purchased until June 23rd, 2021 at participating Real Canadian Superstore locations

Consult the official PC Optimum site for details.

Released 35 Year Ago, Today

The Glass Tiger debut release that resulted in Canadian chart-topper and international hit “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” was released today, 35 years ago.

It remained in the Canadian album charts for 37 weeks, peaking at the 4th position, reaching Quadruple Platinum status in Canada (400,000 physical copies sold) by May 13th, 1987.

“Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” has also been certified Platinum in Canada with 80,000 Physical Units sold by July 23, 1986 whilst the second best selling single from that album, “Someday”, had been certified Gold on February 1, 1987, remaining in the charts for 19 weeks and topping at the 11th slot.

A special 180 gram stripped vinyl version of this album is available from Amazon.ca, Amazon.com and Amazon U.K.