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Lunch & Learn 04: Get in the Scene! Spotlight on Sync & Licensing

Canadian Independent Music Association

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)

Lunch Learn 04: Get in the Scene! Spotlight on Sync &...

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Lunch & Learn 04: Get in the Scene! Spotlight on Sync & Licensing 


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When: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Where: Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON)

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm 

Price: FREE for CIMA & MusicOntario members with discount code; $10 for non-members

Working smart in today’s music industry means exploring new revenue streams beyond the standard of album sales, gigs, and merch. If done right, sync and licensing can be an effective source of additional income, and we’re here to help! Join us on January 17th as our group of industry pros uncover the key to successfully placing music in film, television, and ads.  

Members should contact Sam R ( or Sarah ( for the discount code. 



Michael Perlmutter - Music Supervisor / Owner, Instinct Entertainment

Michael has placed thousands of songs in TV shows, films and documentaries, seen and heard around the world. Michael has been working in the music/film/TV industries for 20+ years. 

Select TV credits include: The Handmaid’s Tale, Ten Days In The Valley, Into The Badlands, Houdini & Doyle, Mary Kills People, Degrassi, Private Eyes, Beauty and The Beast, Cracked, Haven, The LA Complex, Vikings, Penny Dreadful.

Select Film credits: Arbitrage (Richard Gere), Little Italy (Hayden Christensen, Emma Roberts, Danny Aiello), Love Jacked (Amber Stevens West, Omar Epps) The Other Half (Tatiana Maslany), Kiss & Cry (Sarah Fisher), Across The Line (Stephan James), The Colony (Laurence Fishburne), A Beginner’s Guide To Endings (Harvey Keitel)

Select Special Projects: Highlight reels for CTV’s Olympic Broadcasts (Vancouver and London), curating the Canadian Music Café during The Toronto International Film Festival and licensing + administration for The National Music Centre in Calgary.

He has been asked to moderate and speak on panels around the world: Sweden, Finland, Norway, Miami, New York, Cannes, Calgary, Halifax, Toronto.

Michael is also the president of The Guild of Music Supervisors, Canada.


Dondrea Erauw - Music Supervisor, Instinct Entertainment

Dondrea is a music supervisor at instinct entertainment founded by Michael Perlmutter. She has had the miraculous opportunity of working on a number of television shows such as, Beauty and the Beast (Showcase/CW), Degrassi (Netflix/Family Channel), Ten Days in The Valley (CBS), Private Eyes (Global) and indie films, Kiss and Cry and Sea Change. Dondrea has also played a large and active role in producing the Canadian Music Café during the Toronto International Film Festival (2014 – 2017).

She is also a member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Guild of Music Supervisor.

She is eccentric and undeniably influenced by the music that enters her ears.


Victoria Beard - Music Coordinator / Supervisor, Entertainment One & Rock Steady Music

Victoria is a music coordinator/supervisor at Rock Steady Music/Entertainment One. She works with the music supervisor on various feature films and TV productions. After completing her law degree in Melbourne, Australia, she moved to Canada and began working at Rock Steady in sync licensing and music supervision. Victoria has been credited as coordinator on 11 feature films including Molly’s Game, Monster and Puppy Love, as well as the TV series Ice and as music supervisor on the upcoming series Let’s Get Physical.


Gavin Alexander - Music Supervisor & Track Director, Vapor Music

Since arriving in Toronto from London UK in 2013, Gavin has been able to continue to feed his passion for new music thanks to the awesome community of musicians within not just Toronto but across Canada. A Film & TV production graduate from the prestigious Royal College of Art, he was allowed an insight into the powerful relationship between music and the moving image whilst producing the arts documentary series, Music Behind The Scenes, which examined the often unheralded role of the composer. During his time at Vapor RMW, focussing on primarily long-format projects, his Music Supervision credits includes CBC shows such as 2 x series of Hello Goodbye; Shoot The Messenger; The Great Northern Candy Drop; as well as the Oprah Networks' 'The Hero Effect'. Other credits include independent feature films such as 'Mary Goes Round' & 'Making A Killing'. As a proud member of the recently formed Canadian chapter of The Guild Of Music Supervisors, Gavin looks forward to placing awesome Canadian music in upcoming TV & Film productions.

This event is part of a wider workshop series of Lunch & Learns, where six key topics will be discussed over monthly sessions.

Have questions about Lunch & Learn 04: Get in the Scene! Spotlight on Sync & Licensing? Contact Canadian Independent Music Association

When & Where

Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street
Toronto, ON M6J 2W5

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)

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Canadian Independent Music Association

CIMA is a not for profit, national trade association representing the English-language, Canadian-owned sector of the independent music industry, primarily focusing on the business of music.

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