Reopening Ontario/Quebec

Retail stores are slowly opening in theses provinces, but not all.

Some will limit access to a certain number of customers, with the standard precautions, whilst chains will simply open a limited amount of central locations, like Indigo, or continue with curbs orders, like Sunrise Records.

Contact your favourite music and book stores for details.

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Much Music?

As you may or may not know, a campaign was organized by former Much Music personality Ed The Sock (also known as Steven Kerzner) to resurrect a more independently driven Much Music under the name “New Music Nation“. And that this Indiegogo campaign was successful, surpassing its goal of $35,000┬áby May 1st.

The above tweet has nothing to do with this campaign.

It’s been eight years since music was pulled off the channel and quite frankly I don’t think I will like a channel featuring the heads of pretty people reacting to music videos, which I suspect this zombie of a channel will be.

As a big fan of the original network, I will give it a chance. But I have serious doubt that their key demographic, millennials on TikTok, will want to watch the variety of genres featured on the previous Much Music. And I suspect the new content will feature the aforementioned reaction shots or multiple TikTok personalities dancing to the same material, in practically the same way.

The channel described in today’s press release just doesn’t sound as appealing as it should and I don’t know how independent rock and metal from Canada would fit in that environment, in comparison with the New Music Nation (which is set to debut on Canada Day).

I guess all we need to do is wait and see what they do with their revived programs. But i’m skeptical in regards to the remaining content, the snippets of TikTok simply not being my cup of tea.

Netflix Subject to GST/HST on July 1st

Netflix has advised their subscribers that their subscriptions will be subject to GST or HST, effective Canada Day 2021.

Heads Up For Optimum Point Collectors

Bonus Optimum points are available for the purchase of the following gift cards:

  • iTunes/Apple Apps – 5000 points per $50 Gift Card from participating retailers until June 4th, 2021.
  • Netflix – 4500 points per $30 at participating Real Canadian Superstores until June 2nd, 2021

Enjoy.

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Rebalancing the Song Economy

Greyhound Canada Is Gone

Greyhound Canada is halting all of their operations today, eight years short of their 100th anniversary.

Tourists and concert-goers will now need to use alternative modes of traffic within Canada but will still be able to use Greyhound USA’s services for the following routes when the border opens:

Toronto to New York – Toronto to Buffalo – Montreal to New York – Montreal to Boston – Vancouver to Seattle

Other carriers are expecting to step up for the popular routes and Via Rail is available to some.