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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.


Bonus Optimum Points

Optimum members can get bonus points on iTunes and Netflix gift card purchases:

  • 7500 points per $50 Netflix gift card purchased until June 18th, 2021 at participating retailers
  • 5000 points per $50 App Store & iTunes gift card purchased until June 23rd, 2021 at participating Real Canadian Superstore locations

Consult the official PC Optimum site for details.

Released 35 Year Ago, Today

The Glass Tiger debut release that resulted in Canadian chart-topper and international hit “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” was released today, 35 years ago.

It remained in the Canadian album charts for 37 weeks, peaking at the 4th position, reaching Quadruple Platinum status in Canada (400,000 physical copies sold) by May 13th, 1987.

“Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” has also been certified Platinum in Canada with 80,000 Physical Units sold by July 23, 1986 whilst the second best selling single from that album, “Someday”, had been certified Gold on February 1, 1987, remaining in the charts for 19 weeks and topping at the 11th slot.

A special 180 gram stripped vinyl version of this album is available from Amazon.ca, Amazon.com and Amazon U.K.

Reopening Ontario/Quebec

Retail stores are slowly opening in theses provinces, but not all.

Some will limit access to a certain number of customers, with the standard precautions, whilst chains will simply open a limited amount of central locations, like Indigo, or continue with curbs orders, like Sunrise Records.

Contact your favourite music and book stores for details.

Save on Music, Books and DVDs at Indigo.ca

Much Music?

As you may or may not know, a campaign was organized by former Much Music personality Ed The Sock (also known as Steven Kerzner) to resurrect a more independently driven Much Music under the name “New Music Nation“. And that this Indiegogo campaign was successful, surpassing its goal of $35,000┬áby May 1st.

The above tweet has nothing to do with this campaign.

It’s been eight years since music was pulled off the channel and quite frankly I don’t think I will like a channel featuring the heads of pretty people reacting to music videos, which I suspect this zombie of a channel will be.

As a big fan of the original network, I will give it a chance. But I have serious doubt that their key demographic, millennials on TikTok, will want to watch the variety of genres featured on the previous Much Music. And I suspect the new content will feature the aforementioned reaction shots or multiple TikTok personalities dancing to the same material, in practically the same way.

The channel described in today’s press release just doesn’t sound as appealing as it should and I don’t know how independent rock and metal from Canada would fit in that environment, in comparison with the New Music Nation (which is set to debut on Canada Day).

I guess all we need to do is wait and see what they do with their revived programs. But i’m skeptical in regards to the remaining content, the snippets of TikTok simply not being my cup of tea.

Netflix Subject to GST/HST on July 1st

Netflix has advised their subscribers that their subscriptions will be subject to GST or HST, effective Canada Day 2021.

Heads Up For Optimum Point Collectors

Bonus Optimum points are available for the purchase of the following gift cards:

  • iTunes/Apple Apps – 5000 points per $50 Gift Card from participating retailers until June 4th, 2021.
  • Netflix – 4500 points per $30 at participating Real Canadian Superstores until June 2nd, 2021

Enjoy.

Save on Music, Books and DVDs at Indigo.ca