We are living in a time where curation has become an unprecedented commodity. A few weeks ago Spotify, the streaming giant, went public. There is — apparently — money to be made in the streaming/curation industry, of course, not for most musicians but for someone! In Canada, the signpost that curated mixes might eventually become the way to consume music was the MuchMusic-produced alt-rock mix, Big Shiny Tunes. On this episode of the Dominionated Podcast Mac and Geoff discuss several editions of the series. Topics include: the strange inclusion of Bran Van 3000 on Big Shiny Tunes 2; the slow growth of-of the Cancon infrastructure; the two pillars of early 2000s popular Canadian rock music (Nickelback and Sum 41) and the impact they had on Canadian alternative music; the confidence of early 00s Canadian major labels; the strange addition of emo into the MuchMusic machine; Alexisonfire as unlikely rockstars; the end of CD sales, and so much more.