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CBC Music Hits A High Note With Canadian Music Lovers

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Music fans connect with the new free digital music service, which offers 40 web radio stations, 14 genres genre-based communities, concerts, features, and more online at

March 20, 2012 – Canadian music lovers have embraced CBC Music, and are enjoying free access to its 40 different web radio stations, tens of thousands of individual tracks, live performance videos, concerts on demands and more.

Since its official launch on February 13, 2012, over 650,000 Canadians have visited CBC Music. CBC Music has generated more than 3.5 million page views, with a cumulative listening total of 3 million hours of music.

“We created CBC Music in order to better provide Canadians with the kinds of music they love, and in the way they want to access it,” said Chris Boyce, executive director of radio and audio of CBC English Services. “Based on the response we’ve already seen, Canadians are clearly enjoying the experience that CBC Music offers.”

Rock, Classical, Singer-Songwriter, Jazz, Pop and Country were the five most popular communities visited, reflecting the diversity of genres both enjoyed by Canadians and available through CBC Music.

The new service is loaded with exclusive content in all of the various music communities, ranging from videos of rock god Randy Bachman jamming new music and some of his classic hits with some of today’s hottest acts (“on Reworking Randy”), to six of Canada’s top cellists, each  performing their take on one of Bach’s cello suites.

CBC Music is the latest offering of the CBC’s 2015 plan to evolve its services in innovative ways through new platforms, designed to better engage with Canadians and allow them to personalize their experience.

Key features of CBC Music on include:

  • Completely free, and easy to navigate – just click to play
  • 40 web radio stations built from a library of millions of tracks of music
  • 14 genre-based music communities ranging from rock to classical, pop to jazz, hip hop to country, and everything in between
  • CBC Radio 2 & CBC Radio 3
  • Direct access to the music of almost 1,000 major and independent music companies
  • Artist pages on more than 25,000 independent artists with thousands of songs you can play whenever you want
  • The best music content from a variety of CBC programs including Q and George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight
  • CBC personalities who guide Canadians through the infinite world of music
  • Hundreds of concerts available on demand
  • Original content including articles, blogs and playlists, updated daily
  • ‘The Canadian Concert Calendar’ maintained by artists – one of the largest Canadian concert calendars available

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 The CBC Music App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at  Follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter @cbc_music

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