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The Canadian Music Café Welcomes Leading Music Supervisors to this Year’s Showcase during TIFFAug 28 2017

Groundbreaking “Song-to-Scene” experience will return to this year’s Café

 Supervisors participating include Joe Rudge (The Big Sick), Garrett McElver (Better Call Saul), Jen Malone (Atlanta), Laura Webb (Teen Wolf), among others

Artists participating in this year’s showcase include Keshia Chanté, The Pack A.D.,  Fast Romantics, Geoffroy, Lido Pimienta, among others

August 23, 2016, TORONTO – The Canadian Music Café has announced its line-up of 12 prominent music supervisors who will participate in this year’s 9th edition. The list was specially curated to include some of the most accomplished international supervisors who shape the sound of film, television, advertising and video games. This year’s Café will take place September 11-12, 2017 at the xoTO Filmmakers Lounge (270 King Street West @ Duncan) and will be open to accredited filmmakers, producers and industry professionals attending the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).  For a full list of artists participating in this year’s showcase, please click here.

Notable supervisors participating in the 2017 Café include top music supervisor Joe Rudge whose high-profile film credits include Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Big Sick and The Glass Castle; Brienne Rose whose company Noise/Racket has a client roster that includes Spotify, Google and Squarespace and Garrett McElver whose TV credits include Better Call Saul, Ray Donovan and The Walking Dead.

“The Café celebrates Canadian music in a unique way by featuring two days of curated artists performing in an intimate and creative space for both the film industry folks who are in Toronto for TIFF and for all those who need music for their projects,” said Michael Perlmutter, Supervisor at instinct entertainment and Curator of the Canadian Music Café. “We are always amazed at the consistently incredible level of talent in our country!  Music and film industries have a symbiotic relationship – this event helps foster that creative collaboration.”

“Year in and year out, the Café continues to evolve and provide one of the most unique showcases I’ve ever been a part of,” said Rob Lowry, Supervisor at Sweater Weather. “Along with introducing me to a plethora of home grown talent I may have never otherwise come across, they’ve created a warm, welcoming, and intimate setting. Over the last three years of attendance, I’ve found a number of bands that I’ve not only pitched and successfully landed synchs for, but also generally just become a big fan of.”

eOne will return as a sponsor of the Café by providing notable films for the “Song-to-Scene” experience, a hugely successful component of last year’s edition. Each Café artist will play one of their songs live along with a scene from a film. This unique opportunity will demonstrate how the artists can enhance emotion and storytelling through their music and makes the Café a must-attend event for film industry professionals. The Canadian Music Café is also pleased to announce that after being a great supporter of the event over the years, SOCAN will join as an official sponsor of this year’s edition.

This year’s music supervisors include:

Brienne Rose – Noise/Racket (Spotify, Squarespace, Google)

Erik Sutch – Good Ear Music Supervision (Gap, Apple, Google)

Garrett McElver – SuperMusicVision (The Tick, The Walking Dead)

Jen Malone – Black & White (Atlanta, Baskets, Lady Dynamite)

Joe Rudge (Blue Valentine, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Room)

Justine von Winterfeldt (The Catcher Was a Spy, Impulse, Black Box)

Laura Webb – Webb Worldwise Music (Teen Wolf, Girlfriend’s Day)

Madonna Wade-Reed – whoopsie daisy (American Crime, Reign)

Melissa Chapman – Groove Garden (Target, Hershey, JC Penney)

Rob Lowry – Sweater Weather (The Bold Type, Man’s Seeking Woman)

Sean Mulligan – eOne (Welcome to Me, Molly’s Game)

Sophie Urquhart – Tin Drum Music (Adidas, Virgin Media)

About The Canadian Music Café

The Canadian Music Café is a joint initiative produced by Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) and Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) whose mandates are to support and advocate for the Canadian publishers and Canadian independent music companies, respectively. The CMPA and CIMA gratefully acknowledge that the 2017 Canadian Music Café 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.

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