SOCAN members to showcase for screen music supervisors at 2017 Canadian Music Café

September 8, 2017

Returning for its ninth year, the Canadian Music Café will capitalize on the international attention placed on Toronto during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to bring the very best in new Canadian music directly to the ears of film and TV music supervisors, and the screen industry at large. The 2017 edition of the Café will run during the daytime, Sept. 11-12, at the xoTO Filmmakers Lounge, 270 King Street West, in downtown Toronto.

The artists showcasing this year (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Keshia Chanté
  • Fast Romantics (winner of the 2016 SOCAN Songwriting Prize)
  • Geoffroy
  • KROY
  • Luca Fogale
  • Lowell
  • The Pack A.D.
  • Lido Pimienta
  • JP Saxe
  • Walrus

The international music supervisors (in alphabetical order) for whom they’ll be performing are:

  • Melissa Chapman – Groove Garden (Target, Hershey, JC Penney)
  • Rob Lowry – Sweater Weather (The Bold Type, Man’s Seeking Woman)
  • Jen Malone – Black & White (Atlanta, Baskets, Lady Dynamite)
  • Garrett McElver – SuperMusicVision (The Tick, The Walking Dead)
  • Sean Mulligan – eOne (Welcome to Me, Molly’s Game)
  • Brienne Rose – Noise/Racket (Spotify, Squarespace, Google)
  • Joe Rudge (Blue Valentine, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Room)
  • Erik Sutch – Good Ear Music Supervision (Gap, Apple, Google)
  • Sophie Urquhart – Tin Drum Music (Adidas, Virgin Media)
  • Justine von Winterfeldt (The Catcher Was a Spy, Impulse, Black Box)
  • Madonna Wade-Reed – whoopsie daisy (American Crime, Reign)
  • Laura Webb – Webb Worldwise Music (Teen Wolf, Girlfriend’s Day)

With alumni like City and Colour, Martha Wainwright, Chantal Kreviazuk, The Trews, and Arkells, the Café has been a hub for rising Canadian talent, facilitating connections that have lead to song placements in programs like Grey’s Anatomy, Degrassi, Castle, and many more TV shows, movies and commercials.

The Canadian Music Café is a joint initiative produced by Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) and Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA). It is made possible in part by the Government of Canada, through the Canada Music Fund, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, through the Ontario Music Fund, and the City of Toronto. This year’s Canadian Music Café is also supported by SOCAN and eOne.