A Canadian-based streaming service? Someone’s trying to make it happen.

Back when streaming was a new thing, there were one or two Canadian companies that did their best to jump into the game, but all have since disappeared. Today, we have a few behemoths (Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube’s stuff, Amazon Music, Deezer, Tidal, and half a dozen others) and a bunch of smaller players all looking to secure a niche.

One thing they all have in common is that none are based in Canada. That means the money we pay to them gets spirited out of the country.

MapleStream wants to fix at least part of that problem. The new platform aims to be 100% Canadian content. They’ve just launched this crowdfunding project. You can learn more here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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