40 web radio stations, 14 distinct genre-based communities, concerts, features, and more unite Canadian music lovers online at cbcmusic.ca
New CBC Music App available now on the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users
CBC today launched CBC Music and the CBC Music App – a free new digital music service designed to connect Canadians to the music they love. With a choice of 40 different web radio stations, 14 distinct genre-based communities, and music from nearly 1,000 major and independent music companies, CBC Music provides listeners with access to the very best Canadian and International music. Featuring original content from the most knowledgeable and experienced music personalities and programmers from across the country, hundreds of concerts, features, blogs, playlists, and more, the new music service is a place for music lovers to explore, discover and connect with other music fans. Canadians can experience CBC Music now at cbcmusic.ca.
The new CBC Music App allows listeners to stream CBC Music to their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, including 40 web radio stations, as well as CBC Radio 2 and CBC Radio 3.
“CBC Music successfully connects Canadians with music when and how they want it, and provides an unmatched experience for music lovers across the country,” said Chris Boyce, executive director of radio and audio of CBC English Services. “As a modern public broadcaster, we`re proud to bring this rich digital experience to Canadians, using the knowledge, content and extensive music collection that only CBC can offer.”
Key features of CBC Music on cbcmusic.ca include:
The launch of CBC Music comes on the heels of the groundbreaking music licensing deal reached between CBC and the Audio-Video Licensing Agency (AVLA) in January 2012. This historic deal was negotiated on behalf of the AVLA’s entire membership of almost 1,000 major and independent music companies, and is the first negotiated collective license in Canada for on-line streaming and podcasting of radio and online digital music programming. Additionally, CBC Music builds on CBC’s already successful relationship with the music industry, artists and other music partners.
CBC Music is Canada’s free digital music service. For the casual listener to the hardcore fan, connect with the very best Canadian and International music, concerts, features and other music fans. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives Canadians access to 40 web radio stations, 14 distinct genre-based music communities, content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country, hundreds of concerts, playlists and more. Experience CBC Music online at cbcmusic.ca The CBC Music App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.ca/appstore. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cbcmusic or on Twitter @cbc_music.