B.A. Johnston to perform LIVE at Dr. Disc on Record Store Day (April 19)

April 16th, 2014

Dr. Disc is very proud to announce a special live, musical performance on Record Store Day (Saturday April 19) by one of Hamilton’s most flamboyant, um, spectacles: B.A. JOHNSTON.

Please join us at 1:00pm for a free, outdoor extravaganza from this donut-munching, belly-rubbing, beer-guzzling, streamer-shooting legend in his own mind as we celebrate indie record stores, Hamilton style! (Hey, it’s FREE alright?!)

For more info on B.A. JOHNSTON (and to see what you’re in for):

► Check out his extremely out of date website by clicking HERE

► Visit his layout-challenged Facebook page HERE

► Watch him embarrass himself in our nation’s capital HERE


Dr. Disc Record Store Day weekend hours are as follows:

Saturday, April 19 (Record Store Day): 9:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday, April 20 (Easter Sunday): 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Monday, April 20 (Easter Monday): 12:00pm to 5:00pm


The Dirty Nil and TV Freaks Play FREE All Ages In-Store at Dr. Disc March 30!

March 24th, 2014

THE DIRTY NIL are excited to announce that they will be playing a FREE, all-ages matinee, **now with openers TV FREAKS** this Sunday, March 30 (the day after their Spice Factory ‘Smite’ EP Release Show), here at Dr. Disc.

The show will be held in the basement. Space is limited, so the first 40 people to obtain a wristband on Sunday, March 30 - the day of the show - are guaranteed a spot in the basement (the store opens at 12pm that day). One wristband will be given out per person. NO EXCEPTIONS. There will also be limited listening space on the main floor for those who don’t get a wristband.

Facebook link to post about the show HERE.

A surprise special guest will be announced this weekend!

Sync’d Up: A 101 Approach to Music Placements in Film and TV

February 14th, 2014

$5 for MusicOntario members
$10 for non-members

Register now:

Music Ontario Presents Sync’d Up: A 101 Approach to Music Placements in Film and TV

Wednesday, February 19th, 7pm
Art Gallery of Hamilton Design Annex, 118 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

As the industry undergoes drastic changes, artists and master rights controllers have to create diverse revenue streams in order to stay competitive. Placements in TV, film, commercials, games, and other media can not only create exposure for an artist, but add to the revenue pot as well.

This panel will discuss the mechanics of placements, including which rights need to be cleared and how the artists and rights holders are paid. In addition, panelists will discuss how to get your music noticed, when to pitch them, and the importance of music in their projects.

Panelists will also discuss their roles within the process, providing insight into how, when, and what they do. This will be beneficial for those who want to pitch to them, as well as those aspiring to get involved from an industry point of view.

- Chris Budd – Bearsuit Publishing (
- Heather Gardner – Vapor Music (
- Jeremy von Hollen – instinct entertainment (
- Paul Stillo – SOCAN (

The MusicOntario Workshop Series is funded in part by Ontario Arts Council with additional support provided by ACTRA RACS and TicketBreak.

We’d also like to thank VIA Rail, our travel partner.

MusicOntario is a division of the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA).

DJ / Audio Equipment Giveaway now ended!

February 3rd, 2014

We’ve randomly chosen FIVE lucky winners in our massive
audio gear give away courtesy of:
Akai, Numark, M-Audio, Alesis and Alto!

Facebook >

Our Facebook winners are:

Ian Hadley ➞ Alto TS110A Loudspeaker

Brad White ➞ M-Audio Keystation49

Jason Whalen ➞ Numark iDJPro

And our Twitter (@DrDiscHamilton) winners are:

@glitzybeadle ➞ Akai SynthStation49

@elisemilani_ ➞ Alesis Vortex

Note: Winners have ONE WEEK from today (by 02/11/14 at 5:00pm)
to claim their prize
otherwise another winner will be drawn at random.
(Please contact the store for pick-up details)

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners and thank you
to all who participated!

Special thanks to Akai, Numark, M-Audio, Alesis and Alto!

Dr. Disc Hamilton
20 Wilson St.
Hamilton, On

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