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    Canadian Music Week & The Guild of Music Supervisors, Canada Present The 1st Annual Canadian Sync Awards

    For Immediate Release: March 29, 2018 · Please add to your listings/announcements
    Canadian Music Week & The Guild of Music Supervisors, Canada
    The 1st Annual Canadian Sync Awards
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    Toronto, ON (March 29, 2018) – Canadian Music Week (CMWand The Guild of Music Supervisors, Canada (GMSC) are excited to present the 1st Annual Canadian Sync Awards sponsored by songtradr. The Canadian Sync Awards are the only awards in Canada to recognize the contribution synch makes to the creative industries. The Awards will take place on Saturday May 12th, at The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in the Dominion Ballroom (123 Queen St W, Toronto) for Happy Hour from 5:00PM – 7:00PM. Purchase tickets here:
    Nominees will include music supervisors, synch teams, publishers, record companies plus the worlds of broadcast and advertising. This celebratory event will honour the achievements of music in film, television, advertising and brands, video games and online media. Each category has been selected to acknowledge the importance of music placement and the collective achievements of an individual artist. The awards will be judged by a panel of industry professionals according to commercial and creative criteria. Submissions are now open. To complete your submission for The Canadian Sync Awards, please visit
    Some of the categories include:
    Icon Award
    Best Music Supervision – Scripted or Factual TV Production/Series
    Best Music Supervision – Feature or Documentary Film
    Best Sync – Commercial
    Best Sync Team – Major Label and/or Major Publisher 
    Best Sync Team – Indie Label and/or Indie Publisher
    Sync Artist or Songwriter of the Year
    “We are thrilled to partner with Neill and team at CMW for the 1st Annual Canadian Sync Awards.  The GMSC is very proud to celebrate with the Sync community in Canada.  The craft of music supervision is becoming increasingly important to all filmed media producers and directors and we are their humbled and passionate collaborators.  We share the celebration with the superb licensing folks  (and artists) across the country and around the world.  We thank Neill for his initiative and shared vision with the GMSC and we look forward to the inaugural Canadian Sync. Awards.” – Michael A. Perlmutter, President, The Guild of Music Supervisors, Canada 
    “It’s an exciting year as we are delighted to celebrate the influence sync makes to the creative industry. Over the last few years, synch has blossomed into an integral part of the music industry, making up for the lost income on the lack of CD sales and other declining revenue streams. We are very pleased to have partnered with GMSC and have the support of GMS USA for the inaugural Canadian Sync Summit.” – Neill Dixon, President & CEO, Canadian Music Week
    The Canadian Sync Awards are presented by CMW and GMSC.
    For more info on the 1st Annual Canadian Sync Summit please contact Michael Perlmutter or Verle Mobbs verle@cmw.netor visit updates.

    CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK is Canada’s most established music industry conference. Now in its 36th year, it is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. CMW brings together Sound Recording, New Media and Broadcast for one spectacular week of events – combining informative, intensive conferences, a cutting-edge trade exhibition, award shows, film festival, comedy festival and Canada’s biggest New Music Festival. All convention functions take place at the CMW’s host hotel, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (123 Queen Street West, Toronto M5H 2M9).
    The Guild of Music Supervisors is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote the craft of music supervision for the mutual benefit of all media stakeholders in film, television, games, advertising, trailers, and emerging media. The Guild provides an environment in which the knowledge, resources, and skills specific to music supervision are expanded and shared as a means to sustain the highest level of professionalism and evolve the collective expertise. The Guild is an educational and professional resource for Music Supervisors and those working in related fields across the media spectrum.  The Guild is proud to have chapters in the United States, the UK/Europe and Canada and has over 250 members.
    For Canadian Music Week information, please contact:
    Kayley Szanto – Communications Manager
    T: 905-858-4747 X109 E: 
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