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. 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.


Record Shows This Weekend

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

The North Bay Record Show will be occurring on Saturday, the 21st of September 2019 at the The Grande Event Centre at 192 Main Street East from 10am to 3 pm. Admission with be $3.

The Sudbury Music & Collectibles Show will be hosted at the Caruso Club at
385 Haig Street the following day, from 10am to 4pm. Admission will be $4, unless you want to go in early at 9am for $10.

The Hamilton Record & Music Collectible Show will also occur on Sunday, the 22nd, this show happening at the Hamilton Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre at 150 King St E, from 10:30am to 4 pm. General admission will be $4, whilst early admission for 9 am will be $20.

The Lighter Side

Android Box Lawsuit

Canadian electronics and computer retail chains Best Buy Canada, Canada Computers, London Drugs and Staples Canada are being sued by Edmonton, Alberta based Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc, the people behind Super Channel, alleging these companies sold android boxes that could be used to view their content and violate copyright laws with a software program Kodi.

Kodi is an open source home entertainment software package that enables users to play media on their computers and android devices, that can also be used to download and stream content off the internet.

Allarco Entertainment 2008 Ltd is alleging that these four companies promoted the use of this software on android devices they’ve sold to 50,000 customers in Canada, listed as John Doe on the Statement of Claim filed with the Federal Court of Canada on September 11th, 2019. And the lawsuit is also partially in response to the CRTC’s October 2018 denial of Fairplay Canada’s application to block websites that were identified as providing pirated content.

Unfortunately, the Statement of Claim in Court Number T-1486-19 does not specify if sales of the more mainstream media streaming devices (like Apple TV, Fire TV and Roku) are allegedly implicated, these devices also being compatible with the aforementioned software. But it should be noted that today’s press release on this action appears to only mention “Pirate Devices with Kodi software” and that only some of the 150 employee sales pitches that were filmed by the plaintiffs over 19 months appear to include referrals to services that could assist customers with the installation of the software.

The companies in question have denied the allegations and I suspect they are now promoting sales of the more mainstream devices with Apple TV+, a television and video streaming service that will be officially released on November 1st, 2019, with a monthly subscription fee of $5.99 (or free for a year for Canadians who buy the latest model of the Apple TV media box, iPad or iPhone).

This Weekend’s Events & Offers

If you’re in Toronto this weekend, you should probably consider dropping by at the Toronto East Vinyl Record & Collectibles Show, which will be held this Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm at the Heron Park Community Centre (at 292 Manse Rd) in Scarborough, Ontario.

This is one of Canada’s largest record and music memorabilia conventions and admission is only $5. But if you’re planning on simply relaxing and buying online, you should probably look at what Indigo Books and Music has to offer this weekend, especially if you’re an RBC credit cardholder.

In addition to the free shipping offer on orders over $25, they will offer ten times the Plum Rewards Points on orders over $30 this weekend. And some RBC credit card orders will get a $10 credit back on their card on purchases over $50, provided they load up this offer and use it by September 30, 2019.

Hopefully this information will help you find something you’ve been looking for this weekend.

Free Shipping on Orders Over $25!

Hurricane​ Dorian

As you know, the Bahamas have been devastated by Hurricane Dorian and damage is being inflicted up the Eastern United States coastline. And I thought i’d mention that you can now donate or purchase goods for the effort off wish lists via Amazon.com by clicking here.

Best wishes.

Seeing A Movie This Weekend?

Select Cineplex and Landmark Movie Theatres are offering discounted adult admissions this weekend from August the 30th to September 3rd, 2019, at $6.99 per adult admission. Consult your local theatre for details.

Speaking of Cineplex, you should note that the Cineplex Free Digital Movie Rental Promotion is still active and available to people who purchase select Samsung 4K and 8K televisions until November 7th, 2019.

Canadians who take advantage of that offer will get one free digital movie rental per week, for a year.

Disney+ Canada Update

Disney+ will be online in Canada on November 12th, 2019 according to their official site and according to several sources the monthly subscription rate for Canadian will be $8.99 (or $89.99 yearly).

According to Deadline, “Customers will be able to subscribe to Disney+ directly or via in-app purchases and will be available on a slew of platforms including Apple, Google, Microsoft’s Xbox One, Sony via its Android TVs and the Playstation 4 and Roku.

There’s no news on when Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic titles will be removed from Netflix’s catalog in Canada. But Reuters confirms that “Avengers: Endgame”, “Aladdin” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” will stream exclusively on the new service.

Bloomberg has also reported that Apple TV will be available by November but no specific information about Canada has been made available.