Returning for its eighth year this September, the Canadian Music Café capitalizes on the international attention placed on Toronto during the Toronto International Film Festival® to bring the very best in new Canadian music to the ears of film and television music supervisors and the filmed media community gathering at TIFF.
With alumni such as City and Colour, Martha Wainwright, Scott Helman, Donovan Woods, Dear Rouge, Terra Lightfoot and Arkells, the Canadian Music Café is a hub for rising Canadian talent, facilitating connections that lead to song placements in films, television programs and commercials, including Grey’s Anatomy, Degrassi, Castle, Beauty and The Beast, Ugly Betty, The L Word and more.
The 2016 edition of the Canadian Music Café takes place September 12 and 13 in the heart of downtown Toronto (venue to be announced soon). Canadian artists are encouraged to apply for showcase consideration here. Applications will be accepted from June 15 at 12 PM (EST) until June 29 at 11:59 pm (EST) and the 10 selected artists will be notified by the end of July.
Proceeds from the $25 submission fee will be donated to the Unison Benevolent Fund and each performing act will be compensated $750 for their showcase.
The Canadian Music Café is a joint initiative produced by the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) and the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) whose mandates are to support and advocate for the Canadian music publishers and the Canadian independent music community respectively. CMPA and CIMA graciously acknowledge that the 2016 Canadian Music Café is made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Government of Canada’s Department of Heritage.