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.

Free Shipping Offer Ends Soon

The no minimum free shipping offer at chapters.indigo.ca will expire at 3:00 AM Eastern on May 27th, so don’t forget to place those orders soon.

If you happen to forget you can also get your orders shipped to your local Chapters, Indigo or Coles book store for free, also with no minimum purchase. Or you can take advantage of their occasional $25 minimum purchase shipping offers, which pop up from time to time.

For additional details on the no minimum free shipping offer click on the following link : Free Shipping, No Minimum at Indigo.ca! (May 24 – 26)

Save on Music, Books and DVDs at Indigo.ca

Sad News From The Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip issued an official notice via their web site saying lead singer Gord Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Their upcoming summer tour will therefore be their Farewell Tour.

Click here for the latest news from their official site.

Site Updates Today

Just thought that i’d mention that i’ve added a few more sources to my listings today, including some foreign sources for DVDs/Blu-rays, Vinyl, Memorabilia, Sheet Music/Books and Music Instruments. And in regards to the latter you should note that both GuitarCenter.com and Woodwind and Brasswind now list their catalogs in Canadian funds and offer discounted shipping for Canadians.

Gift Card Offer

Select Real Canadian Superstores will be offering 10% discounts on $50 and $100 iTunes cards until May 26th, 2016 with an in-store coupon. Consult your local flyer for details by clicking here.

FM Radio on Smartphone ?

Did you know that most Android powered smartphones are equipped with a FM chip, which would enable people to listen to their local stations for free, without data charges ?

That’s right. Instead of streaming your favourite local FM stations and paying for minutes or data you could be listening to them off the air, even when your cell service is down. But chances are your local cell provider has decided to turn it off because they think there isn’t a demand for it.

I’ve signed the change.org petition on this issue because people should be able to access the local FM stations during emergencies and do so using less of their battery power. And I recommend you do so as well and consult freeradioonmyphone.ca for additional information.

BTW, some Samsung Galaxy Tab users are able to use the NextRadio app to enable their FM chip, provided they did not purchase it via a cell provider. Click here for details.

Record Conventions This Weekend

There are quite a few record conventions this weekend in Ontario so I thought i’d give you a heads up :

  • Kingston, Ontario – The Kingston Record Show will be this Saturday from 10am to 4 pm at the Macgillivray-Brown Hall (218 Barrie St). Free admission.
  • Newmarket, Ontario – The Newmarket Vinyl Record & Collectibles Show will be this Sunday from 10am to 3pm at the Royal Canadian Legion (707 Srigley Street). Only $2 per person to get in.
  • Toronto, Ontario – The Flipside DJ and Vintage Record Show will be held at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen street West) from 10am to 4pm. Admission is $5 per person.
  • Windsor, Ontario – The Windsor Record Show will be this Sunday from 11am to 4pm at Villains Bistro (246 Pelissier Ave). Admission is $4 per person.