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The Canadian Music Café Welcomes Leading Music Supervisors to this Year’s Showcase during TIFFAug 29 2016

New this year, the Café will offer a unique “Song-to-Scene” experience

Artists participating in this year’s showcase include Young Empires, Charlotte Cardin, Rose Cousins, Hannah Georgas, among others 


August 29, 2016, TORONTO – The Canadian Music Café has announced its line-up of 17 prominent music supervisors who will participate in this year’s 8th 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 12-13, 2016 at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 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 2016 Café include Tracy McKnight whose high-profile film credits include The Hunger Games, Selma and Beasts of No Nation; CBS Music Supervisor Samuel Diaz who handles music supervision for CBS properties such as NCIS, Blue Bloods and the recently wrapped The Good Wife; and Lindsay Wolfington who since establishing her own company Lone Wolf Music, has been the music supervisor on One Tree Hill, The Royals and Shadowhunters.

“Our main goal for the Café is to create a space for music supervisors and up-and-coming Canadian music talent to meet, discover and collaborate,” said Michael Perlmutter, Supervisor at instinct entertainment and curator of the Canadian Music Café. “We have the largest contingent of supervisors we’ve had in the Café’s 8-year existence who will bring a wealth of experience to this year’s event.”

New this year, the Café has partnered with Entertainment One to offer industry attendees a very special “Song-to-Scene” experience. Each Café artist will play one of his or her songs live along with a scene from a known film. This unique opportunity will demonstrate how the Café’s artists can enhance emotion and storytelling through their music and makes the Café a must-attend event for film industry professionals.

This year’s music supervisors include:

  • Alec Stern – Leo Burnett Chicago (Samsung, Always)
  • Amanda Krieg Thomas – Neophonic Music & Media (American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, American Horror Story: Hotel)
  • Amine Ramer – States of Sound (Faking It, Finders Keepers)
  • Andy Ross – ESP (Whiplash, The Comedian)
  • Areli Quirarte – Fox Music (The Fault In Our Stars, The Maze Runner)
  • Daniel Kuypers – Energy BBDO (SC Johnson, Bayer)
  • Iain Cooke – (AMY, The Night Manager)
  • Jonathan McHugh – Song Stew Entertainment (Austin Powers films, Saw films)
  • Julz Baldwin – TMR Black Sheep Music (Audi, Google)
  • Koo Abuali – FireWire Music Company (Mirror Mirror, Barely Lethal)
  • Laura Katz – CORD/Cutting Edge Music Group (The Grey, Don Jon)
  • Lindsay Wolfington – Lone Wolf Music (One Tree Hill, The Royals)
  • Madonna Wade-Reed – whoopsie daisy (American Crime, Reign)
  • Rob Lowry – Sweater Weather Music (Man Seeking Woman, Dirk Gently)
  • Samuel Diaz – CBS Television Studios (NCIS, Blue Bloods)
  • Todd Porter – Goodby, Silverstein & Partners (Super Bowl, Doritos)
  • Tracy McKnight –TM Music Supervision (The Hunger Games films, Selma)

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 2016 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. This year’s Canadian Music Café is also supported bySOCAN, Reif Estate Winery and Collective Arts Brewing.

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Photos of supervisors available upon request