Returning for its tenth 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 Lido Pimienta, Lowell, Kroy, JP Saxe, City and Colour, Hannah Georgas, Rose Cousins, Charlotte Cardin, Doomsquad, Martha Wainwright, Scott Helman and Dear Rouge, the Canadian Music Café has consistently been a launch pad for rising Canadian talent, facilitating connections that lead to song placements in films, television programs and commercials, including The Bold Type, Grey’s Anatomy, Kiss & Cry, Reign, Mary Kills People, Are You The One?, Degrassi, Castle, Beauty and The Beast, Ugly Betty, The L Word and more.
The 2018 edition of the Canadian Music Café takes place September 10th and 11th in the heart of downtown Toronto (venue to be announced soon). Canadian artists are encouraged to apply for showcase consideration here.
Check out the 2017 Promotion reel below
Applications will be accepted from June 7th at Noon (EST) until June 22nd at 11:59 pm (EST) and the 10 selected artists will be notified by the third week 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 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. Canadian Music Publishers Association and CIMA graciously acknowledge that the 2018 Canadian Music Café is made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Government of Canada’s Department of Canadian Heritage.