Canada’s digital music market features a wide variety of options for consumers, including digital downloads, on-demand or web radio streaming services, and online music video services.
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Amazon Music Unlimited
Amazon’s premium music streaming service unlocks millions of songs, thousands of playlists and personalized stations, which can be accessed through Alexa in the Amazon Music app and on Echo devices.
The Apple Music app allows subscribers to stream their entire catalogue from their device and has recruited some of the top music experts for their “For You” playlist curation feature. Apple Music also features Beats 1, Apple’s first ever world-wide live radio station dedicated entirely to music and music culture.
CBC’s free digital service offers access to dozens of web radio stations, a vast array of music on demand, and blog posts by CBC personalities through a website and via mobile apps.
Deezer’s service allows users to stream unlimited music from PC/Mac computers as well as a host of mobile devices, both on-demand as well as via curated radio channels.
Offers membership plans that serve high quality mp3 downloads at a discount.
Google Play Music
Google Play Music offers millions of listened songs for purchase, online storage of up to 20,000 songs, and an unlimited streaming music service for $9.99 per month.
Free audio streaming service with over 200 channels of music, including all 105 of Bell Media’s terrestrial radio stations.
Over 18 million high-quality, DRM-free songs priced at just 69¢, 99¢, or $1.29 each.
Curated internet radio stations with software allowing anyone to create, customize & deejay their own radio station.
Napster offers customers access to more than 35 million licensed songs for streaming and offline playback, including the best local music from top Canadian artists and curated playlists from Napster’s team of music experts.
Amazon’s Prime Music service provides on-demand access to more than two million songs, hundreds of curated playlists, and personalized stations. The ad-free service is available to Prime customers at no additional cost to their annual membership.
Featuring an extensive library of concert films from the 1920s to today, Qello offers unlimited on-demand streaming access for $4.99 per month. The service is available on iOS and Android devices, as well as connected TVs and the web.
Sirius Satellite Radio Canada
Over 100 channels of ad-free digital-quality music (plus sports, news and entertainment programming) from your Sirius device, smart phone, or computer.
Personal, customizable radio streams.
135+ million tracks, offline and ad-free. From Top 40 to the underground. Available at $9.99/month.
Spotify offers more than 20 million licensed songs, available on demand on mobile, tablet, and desktop players.
Unlimited streaming music channels curated by music experts, available as a stand-alone subscription or included in various digital cable, satellite TV and IPTV packages.
TIDAL is a high fidelity, lossless music streaming service with 25 million tracks, 75,000 music videos, and expert editorial from experienced music journalists.
Streaming music videos available via VEVO.com, Mobile Apps such as iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry Playbook, and Connected Televisions using Xbox or Boxee devices.
YouTube Music is a standalone music service, offering a mobile app and a desktop web player. The Premium service offers background listening, downloads and an ad-free experience for $9.99 a month.