Flat fee digital music subscription service Tunecore has launched in Canada. Distribution via the new site www.tunecore.ca is available exclusively to Canadian artists and priced at an annual flat fee of CDN$9.99 per single. For albums, artists can pay CDN$49.99 annually or CDN$4.99 a month.
Hundreds of Canadian artists already use TuneCore, either via the U.S. site or the new Canadian site. The include elanie Doane, Drake (who distributed the single "Best I Ever Had" through TuneCore), Barenaked Ladies, Martha Wainwright, Joel Plaskett, Kate & Anna McGarrigle and David Usher (of Moist). Worldwide, TuneCore has more than 700,000 account holders.