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CBC Gem Offers New Canadian Live Music Series

CBC’s Gem streaming service is now offering

CBC Gem Offers New Canadian Live Music Series

By FYI Staff

CBC’s Gem streaming service is now offering 15 full-length performances from CBC Music's First Play Live, Juno 365 sessions, and live event recordings from City and Colour, July Talk, Cadence Weapon, Jess Moskaluke, Arkells, Ria Mae and other notables.


The performances can be streamed from the Gem site or by downloading an affiliated app.

CBC Gem is available for free as an App for iOS and Android devices and online at cbcgem.ca, and on television via Apple TV and Google Chromecast. Ad-free premium membership is also available for $4.99 per month, which also provides access to a live stream of CBC News Network. Due to copyright restrictions, CBC Gem is exclusive to Canada.

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The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024
Marc Thususka Photography

The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024

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