After 35 years,
Canadians can now own the famous Hockey Theme music, exclusively through
TORONTO – April 22, 2004 – It’s
been called Canada’s second national anthem. And now, for the first time in
its 35-year history, Canadians can own "The Hockey Theme" music by
downloading the song from Puretracks.com, Canada’s first digital music
as the theme music for CBC’s "Hockey Night in Canada," the Hockey
Theme has symbolized Canadians’ passion for hockey since its debut in 1968,
and is one of the longest running theme songs in broadcast history.
am honoured that Canadians have developed such a strong connection with The
Hockey Theme, and delighted that at last they can own their own recording of
it," said Dolores Claman, composer of "The Hockey Theme."
1967, Claman co-wrote another memorable song, "A Place to Stand (Ontari-ari-ario)," for
the Ontario provincial government's Canada centennial project and the
Oscar-winning film, "A Place to Stand."
is a passion in Canada, and nothing stirs excitement in our game like hearing
the opening chords of The Hockey Theme," said Alistair Mitchell, co-CEO and
co-founder of Puretracks. "Puretracks is proud to be the first to deliver
this iconic track to hockey fans across the country."
opening and closing music of the Hockey Theme will retail for $1.99 per download
on the Puretracks.com website, beginning today. The songs are offered in high
quality, virus-free Windows Media file format.
is Canada’s first digital music download service. With a rapidly growing
catalogue of songs from all five major record labels and a growing list of
Canadian and international independents, Puretracks allows music fans nationwide
to search and download high quality Windows Media-format digital music, from 99
cents a song. Puretracks was developed by Toronto-based Moontaxi Media (www.moontaxi.com),
a leading North American online music distributor dedicated to delivering high
quality music content in both streaming and download formats.
--- Environics Communications for Puretracks