Fri Jun 30, 2017

Returning for its ninth 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, Hannah Georgas, Rose Cousins, Charlotte Cardin, Doomsquad, Martha Wainwright, Scott Helman, Dear Rouge and Terra Lightfoot, 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 Reign, Mary Kills People, The Bold Type, Grey’s Anatomy, Degrassi, Castle, Beauty and The Beast, Ugly Betty, The L Word and more.

The 2017 edition of the Canadian Music Café takes place September 11th and 12th 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 from June 14 at 3 PM (EST) until June 30th 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 Cafe is an impeccably curated music supervisor and film executive dream event. I am so impressed with every aspect, from the caliber of musical talent, both emerging and established, to scheduling and execution. There is no better way to discover music than through live performance and what the Cafe manages to do so beautifully is host an intimate event that delivers top-notch music while providing a platform for music and film executives to connect with talent and keep the creative conversations going after the festival. That’s what it’s all about. The Canadian Music Cafe during the Toronto Film Festival is one of the best in the business. Period.,” says Tracy McKnight, Music Supervisor (The Hunger Games, Beasts of No Nation, Casting Jon Benet)

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 2017 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.

For all inquiries, please contact: Canadian Music Café – Michael Perlmutter, Café Producer 416.214.0076 |