Welcome to the Buymusic.ca Blog

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.

Enjoy.

News For Echo Owners

Amazon and Apple have come to an agreement in regards to the streaming of Apple Music on Amazon’s Echo devices and Echo owners will be able to stream music from the service as of December 17th, 2019.

Last month Amazon had also agreed to carry official Apple products and accessories.

Netflix Canada Price Hike? Really?

Netflix has decided to raise their monthly subscription plan prices by three dollars, days before the departure of Disney, Pixar and Marvel films from their service.

Yes, I am as baffled as you are in regards to this timing. But apparently they think they have enough material to keep their current customers, which in my case is quite the risk.

I already have my favourite Disney, Pixar and Marvel films on blu-ray thanks to the Amazon and the Disney Movie Club. And Prime Video has just recently expanded their catalogue, although it needs to expand further to be compatible with Netflix, especially when it comes to concerts and music documentaries.

My previous relationship with Netflix was on and off due to their lack of material and they’re basically keeping me on with the odd film, stand up comedy program, concert and the American remake of The Office. And unfortunately for them I own quite a few films from their catalog on DVD and blu-ray already.

It would be nice to be able to just store these away and use the service to view them but they’re still not up to par with the American service and they don’t appear to be interested in foreign language films from Europe.

For example, where are the great French performances by Louis De Funes, Gerard Depardieu and Pierre Richard? Where’s the Gaumont film catalogue?

Netflix Canada need more films like “The Train To Busan”, on top of the mainstream classic Hollywood productions. And I suspect that if no major improvements are made that I will be leaving the service again, especially if they subject me to yet another $3 hike within two years.

It should also be noted that DC Universe is also starting its own streaming service in Canada shortly, which will likely cause additional material to disappear from Netflix Canada’s catalog. But I guess all we can do is wait and see what will happen in 2019.

Postal Update/Cyber Monday

The back to work legislation passed by the House of Commons is awaiting Senate approval, which is due Monday night. And negotiations are still taking place until then.

Cyber Monday special are under way at Amazon.ca, Amazon.com and will begin at midnight at chapters.indigo.ca,Newegg.ca and American retailers Barnes & Noble and Musician’s Friend.

In Memory of Kenny Maclean

In memory of Kenny MacLean
January 9, 1956 – November 24, 2008

Legislation Tabled/Black Friday Sales Begin

Legislation to end the postal strike has been tabled in the House Of Commons as Black Friday sales begin.

Black Friday sales will begin at 6pm Eastern at Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, American retailers Barnes & Noble and Booksamillion.com, chapters.indigo.ca , Newegg.ca, software companies Pinnacle Systems and Roxio software, Sheet Music Plus and thesource.ca.

Additional Black Friday sales will begin online at midnight Eastern at American retailers Entertainment Earth (Black Friday Sale! Up To 80% Off! ), GuitarCenter.com , MacMall/PC Mall and Marvel Store (Check out the All New Marvel Shop! Shop Now!), Best Buy Canada, Walmart Canada.

Postal Strike Continues

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers have rejected mediation and a request by Canada Post for a cooling off period. Delays are to be expected for both domestic and international shipments handled by Canada Post. But options are being made available via several retailers, as previously mentioned on this blog.