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More Music from the Inbox: 04 July 2012

July 4th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

I'm hoping to attract some American readers today.  With 'Merica steeped in 4th of July celebrations, it's possible that many US sites won't bother posting much today.  

Maybe I can suck up a little traffic--except of course from people on the eastern seaboard still without electricity after that horrible storm.  Did you know that people have resorted to riding city buses just to keep cool?

Anyway, the final cull of the latest round of music submissions has fallen to Brent Chittenden.  Beware:  he just moved, so he might be a little cross.  


Artist: Wake Owl

Album: Wild Country EP

A little bit indy pop a little bit country and a little bit great, Wake Owl (who recently opened for Feist at Sled Island) have put together a great little ep that should be on everyone’s cottage campfire playlists. Well put together and just a great release.

Sounds Like: The road up to North Bay in the fall.

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Weekly Music Sales Report: 04 July 2012

July 4th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

Things seem to be perking along here in Canada as far as music sales go.  We're still up 3% of last year (compare that to the US experience; see below).  And while CD sales continue to tank (-8% from 2011) digital sales are up 31%.

The #1 album in the land is--no surprise--Living Things from Linkin Park with a healthy 20,000 unitis sold. That's their third #1 in a row.  (I've never understood the appeal of LP, but never mind...)  

Maroon 5's Overexposed lands at #3 (18,000) followed by the Offspring's Days Go By at #4 (just 6,000 copies).

Rounding out the top 5, Bieber's Believe is at #2 (another 18,000 copies) and Adele is sitting at #5 (5,500 copies.)

Flo Rida is back on top on the digital downloads chart.  "Whistle" sold another 27.000 copies.

God Hates Ben Gibbard

July 4th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

The whackos at the Westboro Baptist Church hate everyone who doesn’t share in their whacko beliefs. That includes a variety

No Fee on MicroSD Cards

July 4th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

Well, it’s a start. The Canadian Private Copying Collective–the people that brought you the hidden levies on blank cassettes and

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