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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.


Virtual Canada Day

Multiple online, television and radio broadcasts will be made available today, many of which are listed on the Canadian Heritage web site.

You can also listen to the Top 100 Canadian Songs of All Time on Boom 97.3 starting at 10 AM Eastern. These will also air on local Boom affiliates through-out Canada.

Enjoy. And Stay safe.

Movie Theaters Re-Opening

The movie theatre chains in Canada will be re-opening some of their locations with stipulations in regards to the mandatory wearing of masks and fewer seats, concessions and bathroom stalls being made available to facilitate social distancing.

Landmark Theatres has already opened some locations in the provinces of Alberta and will open more shortly in British Columbia and Saskatchewan whilst Cineplex and Guzzo Cinemas are planning on opening locations in July, some as of July 3rd.

The Imagine Cinemas chain in Ontario and British Columbia remains closed but Ciné Stars have opened their theatres in the province of Quebec.

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Juno Awards – Live Tonight

The Juno Awards will air tonight at 8 pm Eastern on the CBC web site, CBC Television and GEM web site, minus the audience, of course.

Click here for additional details.

Retail Slowly Adapting

As you can see by my lack of posts the industry is pretty much at a standstill, a few retailers choosing to re-open with strict measures against COVID-19.

Sunrise Records has decided to open a few of its stores, with reduced hours, payments limited to credit card/debit and limited staff, with a maximum occupancy rate of 10 people including staff. And in Quebec, Archambeault stores have also opened with reduced hours, reduced staff and is also asking people to use credit and debit for their purchases, asking their customers to handle merchandise as little as possible.

These rules, along with the use of masks and physical distancing, are likely going to be adopted by the independent chains and stores through-out Canada, adapting to municipal and provincial guidelines as we progress into the summer. But if you can order it online and/or pick it up at the store, I’d advise you to do that to save yourself some time.

Some The Source electronic store locations are open but like Best Buy Canada and The Brick, they also prefer their customers to shop online and pick up their pre-purchased items in-store or curbside. And in regards to book stores, Chapters/Indigo stores have opened but are also following the above-mentioned guidelines, offering contactless curbside purchasing to their customers.

Amazon.ca has also relaxed its essential goods shipping so more entertainment products have been made available without the associated delays. And if you’re looking for home entertainment accessories like cables or mounts Prime Cable and Newegg Canada iconare taking online orders with slight delays, the latter also offering electronics and components.

By the way, you can order disposable masks from Living.ca or have reusable, machine washable antibacterial masks delivered to you if you reside within 10 kilometres of a Kardish Health Food store, the latter also offering curbside purchasing.

Enjoy the warmer days. And stay safe.

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A Note For Roku Users

Canadian ’80s Rock Classics Re-Issued

Platinum Blonde’s quadruple platinum certified “Alien Shores” album and subsequent platinum certified release, “Contact“, will be re-released on vinyl on August 14th, 2020.

Alien Shores” was one of my very favourite Canadian rock albums from the ’80s, along with “Standing In The Dark“, the band’s double platinum debut LP (which was re-issued in mid-2018).

This Eddy Offord and Mark Holmes production features the platinum-selling single “Crying Over You” and other singles “Situation Critical”, “Somebody Somewhere” and “Hungry Eyes”, whose music videos are available on the band’s Official Youtube Channel.

Another prominent album of the period, Luba’s “Secrets and Sins“, has also just been issued on iTunes and Google Play.

Although this 1984 Daniel Lanois production featured hits “Let It Go”, “Everytime I See Your Picture”, “Storm Before Calm” and the title track, it only had a limited release on compact disc.

Her label at the time preferred releasing a now out of print best-of compilation entitled “Over 60 Minutes With” in 1987, which was excellent. But now fans will be able to download this album, her first full-length release.