Today marked the tenth anniversary of Music Monday—an annual event across Canada that takes place every first Monday of May, celebrating music in Canada and its power to inspire and educate youth.
The goal to “Fill the Skies with Music” began today with a live webcast broadcasting tributes to music across Canada.
Chris Hadfield sang his song co-written with Barenaked Ladies, “I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)” to cap off the nationwide ceremonies. Schoolchildren, parents, teachers, and community members alike joined in to sing as part of the live webcast.
Chris Hadfield – “I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)” – Official Music Monday Song
You can follow Music Monday on twitter with #MM10.
The Pixies announced Canadian tour dates for their recent album release, Indy Cindy as part of a world tour.
The tour begins later this month in Australia with four consecutive dates at the Sydney Opera House. The Pixies will cross Europe with one stop in Japan before making their way to the United States and Canada.
Catch the Pixies at a show nearest you. A complete list of dates is available here.
10/05 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
10/06 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
10/07 Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
10/09 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
Pixies – “Blue Eyed Hexe”
Google introduces its music streaming service to Canada: Play Music.
Introduced last year in the U.S and Europe, the service gives users all-access capabilities to stream songs from a 25 million-song database, and access to diverse digital radio channels.
Users will pay a price similar to the cost of Canadian Netflix (about $10 a month) and can be accessed via a smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. An early bird introductory price for users who sign up before June 30 will pay a $7.99 a month.
Users can also catalogue their music selection by putting their choices in a cloud to a maximum of 20,000 songs.
Check music.google.com to sign up and register.