Uni­ver­sal Mu­sic says it will ‘rem­edy’ lack of French songs in Canadian box set

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

TORONTO — Uni­ver­sal Mu­sic Canada is apol­o­giz­ing for what it says were “er­rors of omis­sion” in ex­clud­ing French-lan­guage mu­sic from its box set of Canadian artists. The record la­bel’s “Canada 150: A Cel­e­bra­tion Of Mu­sic” ar­rived in stores last month, and lis­ten­ers be­gan to post mes­sages on so­cial me­dia crit­i­ciz­ing the ab­sence of French tracks on the six-disc set. Que­bec artists like Ce­line Dion, Leonard Co­hen, Corey Hart and Gino Van­nelli are fea­tured in the col­lec­tion, but only sing in English.

Uni­ver­sal did not ex­plain whether it planned to reis­sue the col­lec­tion with French songs and rep­re­sen­ta­tives for the com­pany did not im­me­di­ately re­spond to com­ments.

The col­lec­tion is avail­able in dig­i­tal for­mat and as a two-disc set, while the six-disc com­pi­la­tion is pack­aged with a cof­fee-ta­ble book.

“While no com­pi­la­tion should claim to be com­pre­hen­sive, the ab­sence of French-lan­guage reper­toire is an in­com­pre­hen­si­ble over­sight, which is not re­flec­tive of our val­ues, and we will take ac­tion to rem­edy the of­fence,” a bilin­gual state­ment from the la­bel said on Face­book.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.