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PATRICK WATSON TO RECEIVE INAUGURAL IMPACT AWARD AT CANADIAN SYNC AWARDS presented by Canadian Music Week and Guild of Music Supervisors, Canada

PATRICK WATSON TO RECEIVE INAUGURAL IMPACT AWARD AT CANADIAN SYNC AWARDS presented by Canadian Music Week and Guild of Music Supervisors, Canada


The Guild of Music Supervisors, Canada (GMSC) and Canadian Music Week (CMW) are thrilled to announce that Patrick Watson will receive the inaugural Impact Award at this year’s Canadian Sync Awards on June 3, 2024, at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.

The GMSC Impact Award is bestowed upon an individual to celebrate a lifetime of contributions and influence on music, culture, community, self-expression, and vision, as well as their profound prominence in the sync world. The Award recipient will be selected by the GMSC Sync Awards Committee annually.

“We’ve been talking about creating an Award like this since our first Canadian Sync Awards in 2018. The GMSC is proud and honoured that Patrick is our first recipient. Patrick is a rare artist whose voice, musical soundscapes and stunning lyrical phrases have captured the world – and his unique sound has contributed immensely to the sync world (and made our jobs as music supervisors much easier!)” says Michael Perlmutter, GMSC President.

Montreal raised and based Patrick Watson composes, performs, and records his albums with long-time collaborator Mishka Stein. He has made several scores for film and television, including a trailer for The Walking Dead, Wim Wenders’ films Perfect Days and Everything Will Be Fine, accumulating more than 200 sync placements to date. With over a billion streams worldwide, and winners of Canada’s Polaris Music Prize, multiple nominations for the JUNO, Polaris and ADISQ Galas, Watson and his band have toured every continent, sometimes playing with full orchestras to bring their rich music to life. Some notable projects featuring Patrick Watson ‘syncs’ include: The Rest Of Us, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Grey’s

Anatomy, Orange Is The New Black, Ray Donovan, The Good Doctor, The Blacklist, and a 2014 Yves Saint Laurent advert campaign.

Early bird ticket pricing available until April 30th. Tickets (which include pre-Awards Sync Drinks) and further information:

Now in its 42nd year, Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining multifaceted information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival. All conference functions occur at The Westin Harbour Castle at 1 Harbour Square in Toronto.

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