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.

Going to a Concert soon?

Rakuten Canada is currently offering up to 3% cash back on Ticketmaster purchases. And new users can get a $30 Cash back bonus by clicking here.

Vinyl Outsells CDs in the United States

NPR has just reported that vinyl records have outsold CDs for the first time since 1987 ; 41 million units sold in 2022 compared to 33 million CDs, regardless of the vinyl shortage that occurred that year.

Click here to read the article.

Gift Card Offers

Today is the last day PC Optimum members can get 5000 bonus points per $50 Apple Gift Card purchase at participating Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores. But the same offer will be available at participating Loblaws stores until Wednesday, March 15th, 2023 and up to ten $50 gift card can be purchased.

Additional information on these offers can be found on the official PC Optimum site.

Indigo a No Go Online

Online purchases have been temporarily suspended at Indigo Book Stores due to a security breach on February 8th, 2023.

Customers have received emails from this retailer re-assuring them that credit and debit card information was not likely accessed during the breach and other customer data appears to not have been compromised either. But the retailer has taken their online orders offline until further notice.

In store purchases are unaffected and customers should be able to use the site to browse but it appears that they will be unable to check a product’s availability at the stores online.

The Indigo app is also offline and any Plum points expiring in February will have their expiry date extended to March 31st, 2023.

Back With Offers

I’m back after a short break and these are the offers for the week, starting on Jan 26th, 2023:

Sheet Music Plus Home Page

Gift Card Bonus / Mobile Site

PC Optimum Members have until tomorrow, the 28th of December 2022, to get 10,000 bonus points on $100 Apple Card purchases at participating Shoppers Drugs Mart stores. And there is a limit of $500 worth of cards and 10 card maximum.

BTW, i’ve made a mobile friendly site for people using their cell phones or tablets, mainly for people who are visiting retailers offline. Click here to access this site.