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Markus Floats Postpones April Tour and Shares New Playlist
19 Mar 2020

Markus Floats Postpones April Tour and Shares New Playlist

Markus Floats has postponed his April 2020 Canadian shows, but in the meantime he's gathered a collection of favourite local tracks for fans to enjoy from home. Listen now.

Due to the global pandemic, Markus Floats has postponed his April 2020 Canadian tour dates. Although these performances won’t be happening as originally planned – we’re hoping to reschedule select shows at a later date – Markus has put together a playlist of tracks from top-notch Montréal artists to treat our ears in the meantime. We’re all avoiding gatherings for the next while, but there’s still plenty of incredible music out there to enjoy no matter where you are.



For those wanting to show love to DIY artists who have had to cancel shows (or just because it’s a good thing to do!), head over to Bandcamp where you can directly support most of these acts by purchasing their digital releases and buying merch. Note that on Friday 20 March, Bandcamp will be waiving its revenue share in order to boost awareness and income for musicians in light of COVID-19, and we encourage folks to take advantage of this opportunity to put a little extra cash in the pockets of artists.

Here’s a word from Markus about these tracks, and some concrete advice to keep in mind as we navigate these complicated times:

“I started working on this playlist about a week ago and well… things have changed. It’s fucked out there but I’m happy to be able to offer this playlist featuring some of my favourite songs to come out of Tio’tia:’ke/Montréal over the years.

This is a wild time and everyone has been thrown into the unenviable state of uncertainty. There’s a hundred bands I’d love to throw on this playlist but their music isn’t found on Spotify and I’m limited by the medium here. Streaming on Spotify is actually a pretty terrible way to financially support an artist (10,000 streams will net an artist $8-25, depending in the nature of their music industry contract) so please, I fully recommend digging further into these artists on Bandcamp (which alongside payment processing fees takes a 10-15% cut of sales – far lower than any of the major tech/corporate platforms. Apple’s cut of iTunes MP3 downloads is 30% for example.) It’s one the best and easiest ways to offer financial support to musicians (who have access to Bandcamp).

That being said, if you have the time and energy, I believe this would be a good time to divert some of it towards calling or e-mailing your MPs about suspending rents, mortgage and utility payments. This pandemic has impacted everyone but many have been precarious since long before and they’re the ones who will feel the effects most acutely.


Here’s a form letter/script that’s Montréal-centric but can be adapted.

Listen to health care professionals, stay home, take care of yourself, take care of each other & wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds.” – Markus Floats

Markus Floats’ forthcoming release Third Album is now available for preorder through Bandcamp and the Constellation web shop on deluxe 180gLP, CD, and digital ahead of its official release on 01 May 2020.

THIRD ALBUM @ CST

THIRD ALBUM @ BANDCAMP

19 Mar 2020

Markus Floats Postpones April Tour and Shares New Playlist

Markus Floats has postponed his April 2020 Canadian shows, but in the meantime he's gathered a collection of favourite local tracks for fans to enjoy from home. Listen now.

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