<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:32:38 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Hot off the production line! Fender Guitars American Professional Series]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:21:39 +0000 The NEW Fender American Professional Series guitars and basses are here at Cosmo Music!

This new series is an evolution of some of Fender's most iconic and popular instruments. Many are IN-STOCK NOW. You can also PRE-ORDER any one of these beautiful instruments today.

Series Overview:

Fender American Professional Stratocaster

American Professional Stratocaster®

Fender American Professional Stratocaster HSS ShawBucker

American Professional Stratocaster® HSS ShawBucker™

Fender American Professional Stratocaster HH ShawBucker

American Professional Stratocaster® HH ShawBucker™

The Evolution Of A Revolution

Often copied, but never surpassed, the Stratocaster is arguably the world’s most-loved electric guitar. Electrifying the music world since its debut in 1954, its natural, versatile sound made the Stratocaster the benchmark for exceptional guitar tones. The American Professional Stratocaster isn’t a re-imagining of the classic design; it’s the authentic original model, evolved.

View All American Pro Stratocasters

Fender American Professional Telecaster

American Professional Telecaster®

Elegantly Simple Design

Fender is guided by one clear, simple directive: make life better for musicians. While the original Telecaster certainly did that (and then some), we weren’t content to rest on our laurels. Our team of mad scientists examined every component in near-microscopic detail. If we were able to improve it with a new design or modern materials we did; if it didn’t need improvement, we left it alone. When the wood chips and solder fumes settled, what was left was the American Professional Telecaster—everything you need to play your best.

Fender American Professional Telecaster Deluxe ShawBucker

American Professional Telecaster® Deluxe ShawBucker™

Smooth Feel, Fat Sound

In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s guitarists wanted hum-free tone based on the sound of an amp about to blow up. You asked—so we listened and created the Telecaster Deluxe in 1973. Today’s version, the American Professional Telecaster Deluxe ShawBucker, brings modern, player-oriented features to the stage and studio, and can still make an amp sizzle without breaking a sweat.

View All American Pro Telecasters

Fender American Professional Jaguar

American Professional Jaguar®

Slightly Dangerous

An eye-catchingly adventurous design—an exercise in chrome, plastic and wood—the Jaguar guitar’s delightfully off-kilter aesthetics and unique sound made it a darling of underground artists from the ‘70s to today. Though it was the pinnacle of guitar technology when it was released in 1962, time (and technology) marches on so we updated the Jaguar with modern features and materials, hot-rodding it for today’s players. The result? The American Professional Jaguar—a dangerous instrument with bite.

View All American Pro Jaguars

Fender American Professional Jazzmaster

American Professional Jazzmaster®

Sophisticated Style And Sound

Originally intended for sophisticated jazz guitarists, the Jazzmaster was quickly embraced by musicians attracted to its left-of-center looks and fat sound. A direct descendent of the guitar that powered underground music from the late-‘60s to today, the American Professional Jazzmaster is ready to lend its unique sound to your playing.

View All American Pro Jazzmasters

Fender American Professional Jazz Bass

American Professional Jazz Bass®

A Seismic Shift

At Fender, we live and breathe electric instruments. We never rest—pushing craftsmanship to its limits, we design, test and endlessly experiment to create the best instruments on the planet. The Jazz Bass, a refinement of concepts first introduced in the Precision Bass, is the earliest example of this philosophy in action. Evolved for today’s musician, the American Professional Jazz Bass combines modern features and materials with Fender’s craftsmanship and expertise to produce a truly contemporary bass.

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Fender American Professional Precision Bass

American Professional Precision Bass®

A Bass-ic Revolution

Bass—it’s where rhythm meets melody, creating a righteous groove that forces you to move with it. Without the Fender Precision Bass, the original electric bass, dance floors everywhere would be empty. As music evolves, our instruments change in lockstep; the end result is today’s version of this seminal instrument—the American Professional Precision Bass.

View All American Pro Precision Basses

Come Visit Us

We're 56,000 sq ft of goodness and just on the top of Toronto.

10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill (Leslie St, north of Major Mackenzie Dr)

our customer support team can help

Call or email us 7 days a week.

support@cosmomusic.ca

1-800-463-3000 EXT. 411

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<![CDATA[Cosmo Music Safari Adventure with Mystic Drumz - A World Music Percussion Field Trip for Kids!]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:50:19 +0000 Cosmo Music and Mystic Drumz have partnered to give kids an exciting and unique field trip. Get your kids in on the fun and learning at the Cosmo Music Safari Adventure with Mystic Drumz.

See what it's all about below:

Contact Anar Bohari to sign up:
anar.bohari@cosmo.ca

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<![CDATA[Jimmy's 'Classic' Album Review: 'Pinkerton', Weezer's Cult Classic]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:35:59 +0000

A Review By Jimmy Ruddock

"What's your favourite album of all time?"
That's a question that I've been asked countless times over the years. As difficult a question as that is to answer, there has only been one album that I have been comfortable with calling my all time favourite: Weezer's 'Pinkerton'.
As a young kid, The Beatles introduced me to the beauty and endless creative possibilities of pop music. Hearing their music for the first time as a 9 year old was mind-blowing...as much as a 9 year old's mind can be blown. At home, I continuously played their cassette tapes and CD's, and when I was at school the songs would run through my head, anxiously awaiting that moment when I got home and could press play on the stereo.
In my 20's, The Walkmen taught me the power of subtlety in music, as well as the emotional impact of live performance. Seeing them at a small club show at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern was truly one of those "last night a band changed my life" kind of moments. To see The Walkmen's singer Hamilton Leithauser belt out the soaring chorus of their song "In The New Year" from just a few feet away is one moment I will never forget.
However, I am missing a particularly significant time in my life: those all important teenage years. That time belongs to Weezer, and I will most likely never love a band quite as much as I loved them during those years. Their first two albums, the self-titled debut affectionately dubbed 'The Blue Album', and its follow-up 'Pinkerton', had a profound impact on my life; they inspired me to start writing my own songs, something which is still a huge part of my life to this day. Front man Rivers Cuomo's tales of heartbreak, social awkwardness, and insecurity really spoke to my 15 year old self in a way that no other songs had done before. While I may not listen to 'Pinkerton' as obsessively as I did as an angst-ridden teenager, now as an angst-ridden adult its impact on me has not dulled in any way, and is still just as important and significant to me.

How is one to supposed to review their all-time favourite album other than saying "just listen to it!"? I suppose I'll start by putting things in context by talking about the album that preceded it, 1994's debut 'The Blue Album'. Selling almost 3.5 million copies, the album was a monumental success, both commercially and critically. Featuring the infectious singles 'Buddy Holly', 'Undone - The Sweater Song', and 'Say It Ain't So', the album is a power-pop masterpiece, with its blend of catchy melodies, quirky, self-deprecating lyrics, and heavy guitars and instantly hummable guitar solos. So when Weezer announced their follow-up album 'Pinkerton', expectations were high. Rather than repeat the successful formula of 'The Blue Album', Rivers Cuomo had something else in mind.

Inspired by Giacomo Puccini's tragic opera 'Madama Butterfly' (Lt. Pinkerton is the name of one of the main characters in the opera), as well as his own personal life/turmoil - which included studying classical composition at Harvard in between touring, numerous failed relationships, as well as his disillusionment with his success and the rock star life - Cuomo sought to create a darker, more abrasive sound, while writing from a more direct, personal perspective. From the opening drum and fuzzed out bass of opening song 'Tired Of Sex', it is quite clear that this is not the same Weezer who sang 'Buddy Holly'. Guitar feedback squeals, vocals that are not so much sung as they are screamed, Patrick Wilson's heavy handed drumming which sounds like it may burst through the stereo speakers at any moment, and Rivers Cuomo's blistering guitar solo which harkens back to his days as a teenage metal head shredder, are just some of the features of this song. It is the perfect opener as it sets the tone for the rest of album, and allows the listener to prepare for the visceral, emotional onslaught they are about to experience. Album centrepiece 'Across The Sea' tells the tale of Cuomo receiving a letter from a Japanese fan, lamenting the fact that she's so far away from him, while finally accepting "I've got your letter, you've got my song". Musically, the song is deceptively complex, showcasing a strong classical influence, particularly during the time signature changes and key changes during the solo section. The classical influence is strong throughout the album, which led the acclaimed Vitamin String Quartet to record an instrumental tribute album to 'Pinkerton', their version of 'Across The Sea' is particularly great.

The band's quirky sense of humour is still present despite the darker, more confessional subject matter of the lyrics. This humour is most evident both musically and lyrically on the lovably goofy lead single 'El Scorcho', in which Cuomo falls for a girl who is so cool she's never even heard of Green Day, "how cool is that", while in the chorus he tries to convince her of his worth, singing "I'm a lot like you, so please, hello, I'm here, I'm waiting, I think I'd be good for you, and you'd be good for me." In the punk rock bridge that seemingly comes out of nowhere, he reveals his social insecurity about how he can only truly express himself through his music; "How stupid is it? I can't talk about it, I gotta sing about it and make a record of my heart." After nine tracks of tortured, confessional, visceral, raw music, it is oddly appropriate that album closer 'Butterfly' is an unaccompanied acoustic track. Perhaps the most confessional song on the album, Cuomo admits that sometimes he can be a bad person, putting the blame on no one but himself, he apologizes to everyone he has done wrong, with the last words on the album being "I'm sorry".

Upon its initial release, 'Pinkerton' was almost universally panned by the critics, including Rolling Stone magazine infamously calling it 1996's second worst album of the year. Perhaps critics were not prepared for the album, or perhaps it was ahead of its time, but in the twenty years since its release it has undergone a serious reappraisal - Rolling Stone magazine has since re-reviewed it with a perfect 5 star review. 'Pinkerton' is a brave, emotional, powerful, timeless album, and even if it doesn't have as much of an impact on you as it has had on me, I truly hope you will give it a listen, you won't regret it. So, after all of that I guess the only thing I have left to say is...just listen to it!

Order 'Pinkerton' Here

About Mobile Fidelity Productions
'Pinkerton' and Weezer's debut 'The Blue Album' are also available in high end limited mobile fidelity editions. These deluxe gatefold 180 gram vinyl are remastered from the original master tapes, and they fully capture the energy and dynamics of the band to the point that if you turn up the volume loud enough it sounds like the band is playing in your room...believe me, I've tried it.

Also Available:

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<![CDATA[EV Instant Rebates: Save $50 - 100 on ZLX & ELX Loudspeakers]]> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:30:17 +0000

The ZLX and ELX Loudspeakers from Electro Voice will fill the room, and you now you can keep your wallet filled while you're at it. Save $50 on select ZLX loudspeakers and $100 on ELX loudspeakers*

When

Until December 31, 2016

How

Instant Rebate for In-store & CosmoMusic.ca. See below for details.

 

$50 off ZLX Loudspeakers

ZLX-12P
$50 Instant Rebate
NOW: $399
Regular: $449

ZLX-15P
$50 Instant Rebate
NOW: $499
Regular: $549

$100 off EKX Loudspeakers

EKX-12P
$100 Instant Rebate
NOW: $849
Regular: $949

EKX-15P
$100 Instant Rebate
NOW: $949
Regular: $1049

EKX-15SP
$100 Instant Rebate
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Regular: $1049

EKX-18SP
$100 Instant Rebate
NOW: $1049
Regular: $1149


* Additional Details

Valid on eligible new in-stock items at Cosmo Music for purchases made between October 21, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Cannot be combined with any other promotions or rebates.

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<![CDATA[Cosmo Music 2016 Black Friday / Cyber Monday SALE!]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:26:26 +0000 Black Friday is our deepest store-wide discount sale of the year! We've also assembled a list of over 60 Door Crasher sale items (below) as well deals offered in-store only.

This is great timing to save the most for those musicians on your holiday list! While you're looking for that perfect gift, get yourself something nice too:)

Cosmo Music 2016 Cyber Monday SALE!

4 DAYS IN-STORE & COSMOMUSIC.ca

★ Friday Nov 25th: SAVE 15%
on regularly-priced & manufacturer rebate items*

★ Saturday Nov 26th to Monday Nov 28th: SAVE 10%
on regularly-priced & manufacturer rebate items*

CosmoMusic.ca sale ends Monday 11:59PM EST, Retail Store closes Monday 9PM.

Discount may apply to out-of-stock items as well; refer to website product pages or speak with our team for availability.

Some brand exclusions apply, see further details.

DOOR CRASHERS

★ Friday Nov 25th to Monday Nov 28th

Limited stock so act fast! When they're gone, they're gone!

CosmoMusic.ca sale starts Friday 12:01AM EST, Retail Store opens Friday 11AM; limited stock will be held for the opening of our retail store.

Stratus by Eastman SAS245 Alto Saxophone - SAVE $260

Stratus by Eastman SAS245 Alto Saxophone



IK Multimedia iRig 2 Guitar Interface - SAVE 53%

IK Multimedia iRig 2 Guitar Interface



Stryker 7A Drum Sticks - Wood Tip - SAVE 50%

Stryker 7A Drum Sticks - Wood Tip



Pearl D-730S Single Braced Drum Throne - SAVE $20

Pearl D-730S Single Braced Drum Throne



Tama Hot Seat Wide Rider Drum Throne - Cloth Top - SAVE $100

Tama Hot Seat Wide Rider Drum Throne - Cloth Top



Tama Hot Seat Wide Rider Drum Throne - Leather Top - SAVE $80

Tama Hot Seat Wide Rider Drum Throne - Leather Top



Sabian AAX Recording Crash Cymbal - 16" - SAVE $76

Sabian AAX Recording Crash Cymbal - 16"



Sonor Smart Force Stage 1 Drum Kit with Hardware - Brushed Chrome - SAVE $231

Sonor Smart Force Stage 1 Drum Kit with Hardware - Brushed Chrome



Tycoon Crate Cajon - SAVE $90

Tycoon Crate Cajon



Roland TD-30KV V-Drums Kit with Stand - SAVE IN-STORE ONLY

Roland TD-30KV V-Drums Kit with Stand



Fender Tweed Performance Cable - 6", Single - SAVE $10

Fender Tweed Performance Cable - 6", Single



Warwick RED Bass Guitar Strings - Medium Light, 40-100 - SAVE 64%

Warwick RED Bass Guitar Strings - Medium Light, 40-100



Boss TU-10 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner - Silver - SAVE 50%

Boss TU-10 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner - Silver



BeaverCreek Folk Acoustic Guitar - Pink - SAVE $80

BeaverCreek Folk Acoustic Guitar - Pink



BeaverCreek BCTD101 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Natural - SAVE $30

BeaverCreek BCTD101 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Natural



BeaverCreek BCTD101PK Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Pink - SAVE $80

BeaverCreek BCTD101PK Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Pink



BeaverCreek BCTD101SB Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Sunburst - SAVE $30

BeaverCreek BCTD101SB Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Sunburst



BeaverCreek BCTD101BB Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Blueburst - SAVE $30

BeaverCreek BCTD101BB Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Blueburst



Hal Leonard Beginning Guitar Pack - SAVE $150

Hal Leonard Beginning Guitar Pack



BeaverCreek Ulina ABS Soprano Ukulele - Camouflage - SAVE 35%

BeaverCreek Ulina ABS Soprano Ukulele - Camouflage



Peavey Iron Man 3 Special Edition Ukulele - SAVE 50%

Peavey Iron Man 3 Special Edition Ukulele



Roland AC-60 Guitar Amp - SAVE $349

Roland AC-60 Guitar Amp



Roland AC-90 Guitar Amp - SAVE $450

Roland AC-90 Guitar Amp



Roland CUBE-40GX Guitar Amplifier - SAVE $100

Roland CUBE-40GX Guitar Amplifier



Roland CUBE-80GX Guitar Amplifier - SAVE $200

Roland CUBE-80GX Guitar Amplifier



Roland GP-10S Guitar Synthesizer - SAVE $300

Roland GP-10S Guitar Synthesizer



Digitech Trio Band Creator Effect Pedal - SAVE $60

Digitech Trio Band Creator Effect Pedal



Ibanez AW70ECE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar - SAVE $200

Ibanez AW70ECE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar



Ibanez PF2MH 3/4 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - SAVE $50

Ibanez PF2MH 3/4 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar



Ibanez GART60FA GIO Electric Guitar - Sunburst - SAVE $80

Ibanez GART60FA GIO Electric Guitar - Sunburst



Ibanez GRG150DX GIO Electric Guitar - Pearl White - SAVE $160

Ibanez GRG150DX GIO Electric Guitar - Pearl White



Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones - SAVE $10

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones



Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Professional Monitor Headphones - SAVE $20

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Professional Monitor Headphones



Adam F5 Studio Monitor - Single - SAVE $130

Adam F5 Studio Monitor - Single



Zoom H5 Handy Recorder - SAVE $50

Zoom H5 Handy Recorder



Zoom H6 Handy Recorder - SAVE $70

Zoom H6 Handy Recorder



Zoom Q8 HD Video/Four-Track Audio Recorder - SAVE $70

Zoom Q8 HD Video/Four-Track Audio Recorder



Casio LK-175 61-Key Portable Keyboard - SAVE $10

Casio LK-175 61-Key Portable Keyboard



Casio SA-76 44-Key Mini Portable Keyboard - SAVE $10

Casio SA-76 44-Key Mini Portable Keyboard



Casio WK-245 76-Key Workstation MIDI Keyboard - SAVE $30

Casio WK-245 76-Key Workstation MIDI Keyboard



Casio PX760WE 88-Key Digital Piano with Stand and Triple Pedals - White - SAVE $201

Casio PX760WE 88-Key Digital Piano with Stand and Triple Pedals - White



Roland FP-80 Digital Piano with Stand - Black - SAVE $811

Roland FP-80 Digital Piano with Stand - Black



Korg microKEY2 AIR 25-Key USB Bluetooth Controller - SAVE $32

Korg microKEY2 AIR 25-Key USB Bluetooth Controller



Korg Volca Sample Digital Sample Sequencer OK GO Edition - SAVE 62%

Korg Volca Sample Digital Sample Sequencer OK GO Edition



A Billie Holiday Songbook - CD - SAVE 32%

A Billie Holiday Songbook - CD



The Aristocrats - CD - SAVE 60%

The Aristocrats - CD



Jojo Mayer Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer Part 2 - DVD - SAVE 50%

Jojo Mayer Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer Part 2 - DVD



Steve Vai Live at the Astoria London (DVD) - SAVE 37%

Steve Vai Live at the Astoria London (DVD)



Radiohead - Moon Shaped Pool (Vinyl) - SAVE $12

Radiohead - Moon Shaped Pool (Vinyl)



David Bowie - Blackstar (Vinyl) - SAVE $12

David Bowie - Blackstar (Vinyl)



Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens - Easy Piano Folios - SAVE 39%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens - Easy Piano Folios



Adele 25 - Easy Guitar with Notes & Tab - SAVE 39%

Adele 25 - Easy Guitar with Notes & Tab



Guitar Hero Ultimate Sticker Book - SAVE 37%

Guitar Hero Ultimate Sticker Book



Easy Ukulele Songs Student Book - Book/CD - SAVE 28%

Easy Ukulele Songs Student Book - Book/CD



Microh Pro LED Blade 9 Quad MKIII Light - SAVE $70

Microh Pro LED Blade 9 Quad MKIII Light



K&M 210/6 Tripod Microphone Boom Stand - SAVE $20

K&M 210/6 Tripod Microphone Boom Stand



Sennheiser e 935 Vocal Dynamic Microphone - SAVE $69

Sennheiser e 935 Vocal Dynamic Microphone



Audio-Technica Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone - SAVE $30

Audio-Technica Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone



Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone - SAVE $20

Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone



Audio-Technica AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone - SAVE $20

Audio-Technica AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone



Fender Performance AA Batteries - 4 Pack - SAVE 60%

Fender Performance AA Batteries - 4 Pack



Fender You Won't Part With Yours Either Snow Globe - SAVE 33%

Fender You Won



Fender Fedora - Black, Small/Medium - SAVE $20

Fender Fedora - Black, Small/Medium



Fender Fedora - Black, Large/XL - SAVE $20

Fender Fedora - Black, Large/XL



RocknRoller R18RT Multi-Cart Mega-Plus with R-Track - SAVE $180

RocknRoller R18RT Multi-Cart Mega-Plus with R-Track



NO INTEREST | EQUAL PAYMENTS

Desjardins Promotion

No Interest | Equal Payments for 12 Months OAC when you spend $500 or more in-store! See for details.

FREE SHIPPING

Cosmo Music: ORDERS OVER $99 SHIP FOR FREE!

Free Shipping on orders over $99. There are a few reasonable exceptions like very large or heavy items as well as shipping to remote areas (see Free Shipping Exceptions for details).

REBATES & PROMOTIONS

Take advantage of a host of manufacturer rebates/promotions* to SAVE EVEN MORE during our Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale:

Happy Saving!



* Details
This promotion is applicable to regularly-priced and in-stock items only, unless otherwise noted.

Promotional discounts are not applicable to door crashers or products on sale as they are at their lowest prices.

Promotional discounts will be applied during purchase; entered into the computer in-store or at the time of check out online.

Some manufacturers have chosen not to participate in any printed and/or digital promotions; they may be found at cosmomusic.ca/promo-exclusions.

Some manufacturer rebates/promotions are in-store only.

Promotion excludes all Cosmo Music services (such as Rentals, Repairs, Lessons), consignment items, price matches, taxes, shipping charges and gift cards.

Promotional discounts, special offers or sale prices cannot be combined with teacher or student discounts, other coupons, promotions or offers.

The Event or Special Sale Pricing policy remains in effect.

The Best Price Guarantee policy remains in effect; applies to items purchased on or before sale dates but is only applicable to products that are in-stock and have a published, specifically marked down price. Scratch N' Save discounts do not qualify for best price guarantee.

Cosmo Music reserves the right to refuse trade-ins, refunds, returns or exchanges during sale dates in order to reduce customer wait times.

In the event of a printing error, or any other error, Cosmo Music reserves the right to cancel or amend these offers without notice.

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<![CDATA[Cosmo Music Holiday Gift Guide]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:58:59 +0000 Finding the right gift... and finding the time to find the right gift - it can be stressful!

Music is always a great choice. Our experts have hand-selected dozens of great ideas to help:

Cosmo Music 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

❄ Gift Ideas for the New Musician

Stocking Suffers & Apparel

❄ Gift Ideas for the Vinyl Collector

❄ Gift Ideas Under $99

❄ Gift Ideas Over $99

Inspiration, Served Up in Video Form:)

Still Unsure!?

Not to worry.... we have largest in-stock selection in Canada and have a team to help.


Come Visit Us

We're 56,000 sq ft of goodness and just on the top of Toronto.

10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill (Leslie St, north of Major Mackenzie Dr)

Holiday Hours


Our Customer Support Team Can Help

Call or email us 7 days a week.

support@cosmomusic.ca

❄1-800-463-3000 EXT. 411

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<![CDATA[Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade at Cosmo Music]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:04:46 +0000

UPDATE:

Missed it (or want to see it again)?!

We've posted photos below.

Rogers TV

Rogers covered the parade from start to finish - see the 2016 TV broadcast schedule

Richmond Hill's First Night Time Parade is coming to Cosmo Music THIS SATURDAY

The parade doesn't start until 6PM, BUT we are going to get everyone in the Christmas spirit with our PRE-PARADE CHRISTMAS CONCERT!

Cosmo School of Music Christmas Band

5PM - PRE-PARADE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Join us with friends and family for 5PM at our outdoor stage (located in the stone amphitheatre, corner of Leslie St. and Via Renzo Dr. near store entrance) and enjoy some rocking Christmas tunes courtesy of the Cosmo School of Music Christmas Band.

Bring your camping chairs, big warm, fuzzy blankets and get cozy for the show.

In the event of inclement weather, concert will be moved inside Cosmo Music.

PLUS the store will be fully-decked out for the holidays - inside and out. We will also be open a little later - until 8PM.

La Rocca Cafe

Also, La Rocca Cafe will be joining us outside offering FREE CUPCAKES - while supplies last.

 

Richmond Hill Santa Claus Parade

6PM - PARADE BEGINS

Santa Claus is coming to town for Richmond Hill's FIRST EVER night parade. It will take place along Leslie Street, starting at William F. Bell Parkway, heading right past Cosmo Music to Performance Drive.

FREE PARKING is available in Cosmo Music's parking lot - space permitting. Get here early!

For more information on road closures, detour routes and general parade information, CLICK HERE.

See you at the parade!

 

2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade Photos

Drummer from MaracaTALL, a stilt drumming troupe, photo credit: Chris Robart
2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

The Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada, photo credit: Chris Robart
2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Top Notch Stars Basketball, photo credit: Danielle Sum
2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

TI-Bots, 10' robot with more than 1,000 LED lights & lasers, photo credit: Chris Robart
2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

 

Richmond Hill Fire and Emergency Services, photo credit: Chris Robart
2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Cardinal Carter Catholic High School Marching Band, photo credit: Danielle Sum
Cardinal Carter Catholic High School - 2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

El Shamaly Shrine Club Little Red Caboose, photo credit: Chris Robart
El Shamaly Shrine Club - 2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Vince Fraser Steel Pan Band, photo credit: Chris Robart
Richmond Green Secondary School - 2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Richmond Green Secondary School Marching Band, photo credit: Danielle Sum
2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Rafat Group of Companies holiday army truck, photo credit: Chris Robart
2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Beverly Acres Public School Marching Band, photo credit: Chris Robart
2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

York Regional Police Youth Band, photo credit: Danielle Sum
2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

The Miller Group Magical Christmas Float, photo credit: Chris Robart
2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Season's Greetings Viva Bus, photo credit: Chris Robart
Season's Greetings Viva Bus - 2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Musical Bike, photo credit: Chris Robart
2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

York Regional Police with UNITED superhero, photo credit: Chris Robart
York Regional Police Mascot - 2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Santa! passing Cosmo Music, photo credit: Chris Robart
Santa! as he passes Cosmo Music - 2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Mr. & Mrs. Claus, photo credit: Chris Robart
Mr & Mrs Santa Claus - 2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Pre-parade Christmas Concert at Cosmo Music, photo credit: Chris Robart
Pre-parade Christmas Concert at Cosmo Music - 2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Pre-parade Christmas Concert at Cosmo Music, photo credit: Danielle Sum
Pre-parade Christmas Concert at Cosmo Music - 2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Pre-parade Christmas Concert at Cosmo Music, photo credit: Chris Robart
Pre-parade Christmas Concert at Cosmo Music - 2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Pre-parade Christmas Concert at Cosmo Music, photo credit: Chris Robart
Pre-parade Christmas Concert at Cosmo Music - 2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Pre-parade Christmas Concert at Cosmo Music, photo credit: Danielle Sum
Pre-parade Christmas Concert at Cosmo Music - 2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Free cupcakes from La Rocca Cafe, photo credit: Chris Robart
Free cupcakes from La Rocca Cafe - 2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade at Cosmo Music, photo credit: Danielle Sum
Cosmo Music - 2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade at Cosmo Music, photo credit: Danielle Sum
Cosmo Music - 2016 Richmond Hill Santa Claus Night Parade

Cosmo Music Christmas Tree, photo credit: Tamara Freethy
Cosmo Music Christmas Tree

Cosmo Music Atrium - we're decked out for the season!, photo credit: Tamara Freethy
Cosmo Music Christmas

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<![CDATA[Yamaha Instant Rebate: Select Clavinovas & NU1]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:32:21 +0000 The holiday season is upon us! Yamaha Canada is looking to help you out by offering a series of INSTANT REBATES available in-store at Cosmo Music right now. You'll be able to save up to $500 on select Clavinovas and NU1 models.*

When

Until Sunday January 8th, 2017

How

Instant Rebate for In-store only. See below for details.*


Yamaha NU1 Instant Rebate

Receive $500 OFF when you purchase a new Yamaha NU1 piano.
Yamaha Holiday Rebate NU1



Yamaha Select Clavinova Instant Rebates

Receive between $200 to $500 on select Clavinovas. See below for savings.
Yamaha Holiday Rebate Clavinova


$200 INSTANT REBATE - Yamaha CLP-525 & CLP-535
Yamaha CLP-525


$250 INSTANT REBATE - Yamaha CLP-545
Yamaha CLP-545


$300 INSTANT REBATE - Yamaha CLP-575
Yamaha CLP-575


$500 INSTANT REBATE - Yamaha CLP-565GP
Yamaha CLP-565GP





* Additional Details

Valid on eligible new in-stock instruments at Cosmo Music for purchases made between November 14th 2016 to January 8th, 2017. In-store only. Cannot be combined with any other promotions or rebates.

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<![CDATA[A Memory of Leonard Cohen, 1934-2016]]> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:51:49 +0000

By Jimmy Ruddock

I was on a road trip with a few of my friends around this time of the year about 6 or 7 years ago. We decided to stop for a few days in Montreal to see a concert, and to do some sightseeing around the city. We arrived on a Saturday, and that night was a particularly late and debauched one, in the most respectful of ways of course. So when I awoke at around 7:00 AM the following Sunday morning (I've never been able to sleep well in hotel beds), I knew that my friends would most likely be enjoying their peaceful slumber for at least another few hours. Not wanting to waste a moment, I decided to forego sleep in favour of adventuring! As I walked out of the hotel into the rainy morning Montreal streets, I knew only one artist would be appropriate to soundtrack my adventure, one of Montreal's most beloved sons, the great Leonard Cohen. I quickly pulled up his first three albums on my iPod - 'Songs Of Leonard Cohen', 'Songs From A Room', and 'Songs Of Love and Hate' - and began my walk.

As I aimlessly wandered the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, I imagined myself as a young Leonard Cohen, taking in, and being inspired by the sights and sounds of the city. I think at one point I even contemplated buying a pack of cigarettes(I've never smoked a day in my life) just to fully embrace my newfound Leonard Cohen-ness...I didn't. While I was being a poseur pretending to be this legendary poet, and one of the coolest men of all time, one word popped into my head: authenticity. Listening to the beautiful songs of Leonard Cohen, tripping down the cobblestone streets as I admired the architecture of the old buildings, while the church bells of Notre Dame rang through the rainy morning skies of Old Montreal. It was like an authenticity overload!
Authenticity is one of the most important traits to me not only in music, but in life in general. I often question the honesty and integrity in musicians: do they really mean what they're playing/singing about, or are they simply trying to come up with the formula to write a hit song?

I also often question the honesty and integrity of people in a similar way. However, there is no questioning the authenticity or honesty of Leonard Cohen. He was about as much of a real deal as there ever has been, not only as a musician but also as a person.

Upon returning to the hotel a few hours later, my friends were up and preparing for another memorable day, little did they know that I had just had the most memorable experience of the trip; that magical rainy Montreal morning spent with Leonard Cohen as my soundtrack.

Leonard, you will be missed, you were a true inspiration. Rest In Peace.

Leonard Cohen's latest album 'You Want It Darker' will be released on vinyl on Dec 9, 2016.

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<![CDATA[We want to send YOU and a friend to see TOKYO POLICE CLUB this Friday!]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:22:24 +0000 UPDATE: Contest now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to Peggy W. (Toronto, ON) & Alex P. (Mississauga, ON)

Each of these winners and a guest will be checking out TOKYO POLICE CLUB at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts!

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#ROCKTHEBURBS at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts returns with TOKYO POLICE CLUB & Special Guests THE ELWINS this Friday November 4th at 8PM.

Cosmo Music wants to send YOU and a guest to see the show!

How to Enter

• Head to Cosmo Music's Facebook Page
• LIKE or SHARE our post about this contest (see post at the top of our timeline) before NOON EST Thursday November 3rd.

Winner will be announced on our Facebook page and on this page before 2PM EST Thursday November 3rd. Good luck!

About TOKYO POLICE CLUB

Tokyo Police Club

Since the release of the Newmarket natives’ first single 'Nature of the Experiment,' they’ve continued to write indie hits, like 'Hot Tonight,' 'Tunnel Vision' and 'Your English is Good'. At the same time, they’ve been on several world tours and have appeared on Late Night with David Letterman. 

The band have recently harnessed that primal and instinctual joy to make TOKYO POLICE CLUB'S tightest, brightest, and certainly "raddest" batch of songs to date through two-part self-released EPs, Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness Part I and II.

TOKYO POLICE CLUB - "Hot Tonight"

TOKYO POLICE CLUB - "Not My Girl"

TOKYO POLICE CLUB - "Your English is Good (Live at the Edge)"

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