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Two Days Left to Apply for Canadian Music Café

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Canadian Music CafeThere are still two left to submit a showcase application for the Canadian Music Café. 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 (TIFF) to bring  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 Sept. 12 and 13 in the heart of downtown Toronto (venue to be announced soon). Canadian artists are encouraged to apply for showcase consideration at  Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, June 29 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT) 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 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.

For more information, contact Michael Perlmutter, café Producer for the Canadian Music Café, at 416-214-0076 or or go to


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