The Canadian Music Café returns for its 7th year this September 14-15 during the Toronto International Film Festival®

Posted on
June 10, 2015
Tagged as
canadian independent music association, canadian music cafe, canadian music publishers association, CIMA, CIMA News, cmpa, tiff, toronto international film festival

CanadianMusicCafe logo

Submissions to showcase are open now and being accepted until June 24th


June 10, 2015 – Toronto, ON – Returning for its seventh year this September, the Canadian Music Café capitalizes on the international attention placed on Toronto during the Festival to bring the very best in new Canadian music directly to the ears of film and TV music supervisors and the visual media industry.

With alumni like City and Colour, Martha Wainwright, Chantal Kreviazuk, Buck 65, Amelia CurranThe Trews, Dear Rouge, The Franklin Electric and Arkells, to name just a few, the Canadian Music Café has been a hub for rising Canadian talent, facilitating connections that lead to song placements in programs like Grey’s Anatomy, Degrassi, Castle, Ugly Betty, The L Word, and many more TV Series, films and commercials.

The 2015 edition of the Canadian Music Café will run during the daytime, September 14-15 in the very heart of downtown Toronto. Canadian artists are encouraged to apply for showcase consideration at Applications are being accepted from June 10-24, 2015, and the 10 selected artists will be notified by the end of July. Location of the 2015 Café will be announced shortly.

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 Independent Music Association (CIMA) and the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA), whose mandates are to support, exploit and advocate for the Canadian independent music community and Canadian publishers, respectively. The CMPA and CIMA gratefully acknowledge that the 2015 Canadian Music Café is made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

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

*Toronto International Film Festival® is a registered trademark of Toronto International Film Festival Inc.


Canadian Music Cafe logoline

List all news