There are a lot of great names in today's list of app sales!
If you've somehow gone this long without AUM - Audio Mixer today is a good day to buy it, along with the rest of the Kymatica apps like AudioShare, and SECTOR. apeSoft's apeMatrix and mood are also on sale today, along with all of the apps from KORG, Sugar Bytes, and Positive Grid.
For the week of Black Friday I like to highlight some of my favorite musical discoveries from the past year. This is mostly just to flex my hipster cred, I do run a music blog after-all, but it's also nice to showcase music that isn't getting the attention it deserves.
Canada has a unique problem with its proximity to the cultural clearinghouse of the United States. To preserve their own culture they have a law that insists radio and television stations must play at least a certain percentage of Canadian Content. This seems like a good idea on paper, since it should give Canadian artists a chance to shine. In practice this has not panned out. There is a lot of mediocrity that is politely tolerated, and even particularly good Canadian bands can still fail to find an audience.
Take Royal Canoe for instance. They've released 7 albums, and yet they have the same follower count on Twitter as I do. And these guys are good. They're Indie Pop, with an experimental angle. I particularly liked 2013's Today We're Believers, which featured the manic Caribbean-inspired Hold On To The Metal. My favorite track from the album, and the band, is the fun and funky Show Me Your Eyes.