This Is How Much Canadians Are Willing To Spend On Streaming Music

CP | Nick Patch, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO - How much are Canadians willing to pay to stream music? It's a question that continues to flummox analysts, record labels and particularly...

Spotify Wants To Canadify Your Music Streaming

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada Music

"Canada is a big important music market that's way larger than its actual population," says Spotify's managing director and content chief Ken Parks of...

Spotify Is Coming To Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Music

Just in case you weren't sure if streaming was the future of the music industry, the world's biggest player, Spotify, has finally decided to wade into...

Chris Taylor on Last Gang Records and the Changing Entertainment Landscape

Herbert Lui | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Music
Herbert Lui

When it all boils down, Last Gang Records was started in one of the most tumultuous eras of the music industry. It has thrived in the ten years since. Most people would say that the worst is over, but the entertainment industry will continue to evolve with streaming technology and subsequent advancements. But I'm not too worried for them.

Canadian Vs. American Fave Songs And Albums Of 2013

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

Both iTunes Canada and streaming service Rdio released their year-end lists of top albums and tracks with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jay Z, Bruno Mars a...

When Bands Fake Their Online Popularity

Dani Oliva | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Music
Dani Oliva

To the untrained eye, social media numbers are important. However, if you delve, you'll notice inconsistencies. For example, a band may have a ton of "followers", but few likes on their photos. Alternately, a band may have lots of Soundcloud plays on a particular song, but few comments. Do not let buying popularity become the new form of radio DJ payola.

You Want Us To Pay For This?

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A slew of streaming music services have come to Canada, and more are likely on the way, but while tech-savvy consumers seem to enjoy listeni...

Rdio Announces Free Six-Month Trial In Canada As Part Of International Plan

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Music

Music streaming service Rdio today announced a free six-month trial period will be available to Canadians who sign up for the service online. The Cana...

Rather Than Buy Products, We Buy in to Services

Paul Barter | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

It used to be that you bought a product, took it home, and used it until it ran out or broke. If you needed to, you bought another. Today, we don't just buy things, we buy into them. Two big trends have been reshaping the consumer marketplace: something-as-a-service and the experience economy.