Participating supervisors include Gabe McDonough, Michael Hill, Morgan Rhodes and more.

Artists performing at this year’s 10-year anniversary edition include Canadian talent a l l i e, Neon Dreams, Haviah Mighty, Foxtrott, The Jerry Cans, and more.


TORONTO, ON (August 28, 2018) – Celebrating ten years at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Canadian Music Café welcomes ten prominent and rising music supervisors to participate in the 2018 edition. Hand-selected to represent the brightest international talent, this year’s supervisors include some of the most accomplished as well as the most promising in the film industry who are currently designing the future sound of film, television, and advertising. This year’s Café will take place September 10 & 11 at The Rec Room (255 Bremner Boulevard), a short ten-minute walk from Festival street. The Café welcomes all TIFF badge-holders.


Notable supervisors include award-winning advertising guru Gabe McDonough who’s been named Top 40 under 40 by Billboard; Michael Hill, whose big ticket film credits include Lady Bird, The Purge, and The Affair; Morgan Rhodes whose high-profile work has been heard on popular TV shows, Dear White People and Queen Sugar, and celebrated film Selma; And NBC Universal’s Oliver Hild, whose work can be heard on Suits, The Sinner, Midnight, and Texas.


“The Canadian Music Café is unique in its ability to not only showcase fantastic artists, but create an environment that allows music supervisors to connect with those artists on an intimate level,” says 2017 attendee music supervisor Rob Lowry (“The Bold Type”, Future Man”, “Miracle Workers”) of The Café’s unique environment at TIFF. “Our industry is so much about creating and fostering relationships, and the Café is unparalleled in providing an environment that connects inspired artists with accomplished supervisors.”


“We are thrilled to have leading music supervisors in their field joining us for 10th edition of the Café. They are excited to discover new talent in the hopes of placing songs into their filmed media productions,” says producer, curator and music supervisor, Michael Perlmutter. “The Song-To-Scene aspect of The Café is unique to any music showcase around the world and we are proud to continue the new tradition!”


The Canadian Music Café 2018 music supervisors are:

  • Carmen Montanez-Callan, CMC (“Breaking Habits”, “Murdered For Being Different”, “Our Girl”)

  • Chris Clark, Leo Burnett USA (“Nintendo”, “McDonalds”, “Sprint”)

  • Delphine Measroch (“Horns”, “This Life”, “Buddha’s Little Finger”)

  • Eric Johnson, McCann Advertising NY (“Nike”, “Coke”, “Mastercard”)

  • Gabe McDonough, Music and Strategy (“Ford”, “Apple”, “Samsung”)

  • Michael Hill, Tin Drum Music (“Lady Bird”, TV series, “The Purge” & “The Affair”)

  • Morgan Rhodes (“Dear White People”, “Selma”, “Queen Sugar”)

  • Oliver Hild, NBC Universal (“Suits”, “The Sinner”, “Midnight, Texas”)

  • Sam Hayflich, Viacom Media Networks (VH1 & MTV, “Couples Therapy 3”, “Family Therapy”, “Teen Mom”)

  • Valerie Biggin, The Song Rep (Netflix’s “1992″, “Skin Trade” & “Clinical”)


eOne is returning as a sponsor to The Café by providing notable films for the “Song-to-Scene” experience, an experiential component of The Café in which each artist will play one of their songs live along with a scene from a film. This experience enhances the emotive enjoyment of both film and music, bringing the two together in perfect harmony and has been deemed a “must-see” part of TIFF. Once again, the proceeds from Café submission fees from the artists will be going to the Unison Benevolent Fund, a non-profit, registered charity that provides free counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community in times of hardship, illness or economic difficulty.


About the Canadian Music Café

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 Canadian publishers and Canadian independent music companies, respectively. The 2018 Canadian Music Café is made possible by the Government of Canada (through the Canada Music Fund), the Ontario Media Development Corporation (through the Ontario Music Fund), SOCAN Foundation, Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA), City of Toronto and SOCAN.


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