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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.

The Oshawa CD/Record Show

Will you be in the Greater Toronto Area this Sunday?

If so, then perhaps you’d like to visit the Oshawa CD/Records Show, which will be held at 33 Lviv Blvd from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission will be $3.


New Offer

Canadians can now try Amazon Music Unlimited for four months for 99 cents.

This music streaming service includes unlimited access to any song on the service, advert-free on-demand access, offline listening with unlimited skips and hands-free listening with Alexa.

After four months the monthly subscription fee is $9.99, $7.99 for Prime Members.

Record Shows This Weekend

There will be two record show events this Sunday, in two different provinces:

The St. Catharines Record Show will be held at the Holiday Inn Parkway Convention Centre at 327 Ontario St. in St. Catharines, Ontario from 10:30 am to 4 pm. General admission for this event will be $4 or $25 for early entry at 9 am.

The RE:UNION – Record Sale in Montreal, Quebec will feature new and used electronic music and will be hosted by Café ORR at 5368 Avenue Papineau from noon to 6 pm.


Record Shows This Weekend

Are you going to be in Guelph, Peterborough or London, Ontario this weekend? Then you might like to pop in the local record shows that are happening in these cities.

All three shows will be occurring on Sunday, the 22nd of October, 2019:

The Guelph Record Swap & Sale will be open from 11am to 4pm at the Unifor Local 117 Hall at 611 Silvercreek Pkwy N and admission will be $2 or free with a donation to the Guelph Food Bank.

The Peterborough Vinyl Record & Collectibles Show will be open from 10am to 3pm at the Evinrude Centre at 911 Monaghan Road and admission will be $4.

The London Record Show will be open from 10am to 5 pm at the Centennial Hall located at 550 Wellington St and admission will be $5 or $10, the latter being the early 10am access admission.

The Lighter Side

Record Shows This Weekend

Are you going to be in Newmarket or Ottawa, Ontario this weekend? Then you might like to pop in the local record shows that are happening in these cities.

Both shows will be occurring on Sunday, October 20th, 2019:

The Newmarket Vinyl Record & Collectibles Show will be open from 10 am to 3 pm at the Newmarket Community Centre at 200 Doug Duncan Drive. Admission will be $4.

The Ottawa Community Record Show will be open from 11am to 4 pm at St. Anthony’s Hall at 523 St. Anthony St and admission will be $5.

The Lighter Side

Major Disney+ Update

Disney+ has decided to release the vast majority of their catalogue on their new $6.99 streaming service, as stated in the 3 hours plus preview video above.

This catalogue includes over 500 movies and over 7500 television programs from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilms, 20th Century Fox, National Geographic and other companies Disney distributes, which will be made available progessively from November 12th, 2019.

I seriously doubt they will include the cheesy Star Wars Holiday Special and more contentious material without parental guidance warnings, but I’m guessing that they will probably fulfill my wish to access their classic cartoons online.

I am a fan of their classics cartoons, primarily Donald Duck, and have collected the four Walt Disney Treasures – Chronological Donald collections on DVD a decade back. But I had also wanted all of the classic cartoons featuring Goofy and remaining Chip ‘n’ Dale shorts. And apparently, these will eventually be made available via the new service.

I was also waiting for Blu-ray versions of The Cat From Outer Space and The Apple Dumpling Gang films, that I was expecting to be released via their movie club. But I guess I will try this new service out instead.

I will probably continue to buy my very favourite films on Blu-Ray for a while but I guess I’ll be watching the lack luster, passible releases on Disney+ instead.

I’m pretty sure their movie club will continue because the Disney+ service requires high-speed internet connections, which are still unavailable to some. And I’m guessing they will offer more exclusive memorabilia soon so I think i’ll remain a memeber for quite some time.

Good news overall.