If you’re of a certain vintage, you may remember the hysteria manifested in the Home Taping is Killing Music campaign launched in the U.K. in 1981 that came complete with a half-million-dollar TV ad campaign. The industry blamed weak sales on people who were wantonly recording albums onto blank cassettes and making mixtapes for the car or this new thing called the Sony Walkman.
He and Ghislaine Cormier are co-owners of Charlottetown’s Kaneshii Vinyl Press, one of only a handful of vinyl presses to have opened in Canada in recent years. “We realized there was a gap in the market that need to be filled and we jumped in right here on P.E.I.,” Banahene said.
The first wave of headliners has been announced for the annual River and Sky music and camping festival, which takes place July 19-22 on the Sturgeon River at Fishers’ Paradise, between Sudbury and North Bay.
For music lovers, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of buying music that has been pressed onto vinyl. This April 21, independent record stores all over Vancouver will once again be bustling with vinyl aficionados chasing the excitement. Before the hustle begins, we caught up with some of the city’s main hot spots for record shopping to talk about surviving in the digital era, this year’s special releases, and the advent of the 11th annual Record Store Day.
Stuart (Alexander) Jolliffe, GM at Marriott Hotels, who helped nurture a strong music industry inside Nova Scotia, as well as aiding many musicians on the road, died April 11 in Toronto. The cause of death is given as a heart attack in his sleep. He was 55.
(FYI Music News)