Music PEI is proud to host delegates from all across the globe at the annual Canadian Song Conference. In 2015, over 20 music supervisors, publishers, and licensors actively sought out new artists and new songs for their projects.
Our partners included Music Supervisors Guild of America, the Canadian Music Publishers Association, SOCAN, the Musicians' Rights Organization of Canada (MROC), and the Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM)
The list of delegates for the 2015 Canadian Song Conference included many great names, such as:
Tim Hardy (Halifax, NS) - SOCAN
Tim Hardy has worked with SOCAN in a variety of positions within their Licensing & Membership Departments in both its Head Office in Toronto and its Atlantic Canadian Office based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, since 1995. Tim’s current role with SOCAN (Member & Industry Relations Executive – Atlantic Region) has him based in Halifax, but on the road throughout Atlantic Canada. The Member Relations role allows Tim to work with songwriters, composers and music publishers, as well as industry associations and key influencers within the region, spreading the word about SOCAN and its role within the Canadian music industry. The Industry Relations role allows Tim to work directly with many industry associations in Atlantic Canada (Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, Chambers of Commerce, Hospitality Associations, Restaurant Associations, etc.) whose membership is affected by SOCAN licensing. Tim also does numerous presentations and workshops throughout the region discussing SOCAN, copyright, performing rights and the SOCAN Foundation.
Graham Ashton (Bisbane, AUS) - Footstomp Music
Graham Ashton has found himself speaking at events such as SXSW, CMJ, Canadian Music Week and the New Zealand Global Music Summit and takes great pleasure in sharing his passion for music. Footstomp are also taking care of the music programming at Bleach and Teneriffe Festivals and booking Brisbane’s exciting new venue The Triffid. Asho is proud to have worked closely with hundreds of artists including the likes of ROBBIE WILLIAMS, POWDERFINGER, THE LIVING END, PAUL KELLY, THE GO-BETWEENS and MUMFORD & SONS. Footstomp is a Music Services Company specializing in artist, project and event management, label services and artist development.
Jodie Ferneyhough (Toronto, ON) - Canadian Music Publishers Association, CCS Rights Management
Jodie Ferneyhough is the founder and President of CCS Rights Management, a globally minded company rooted in the stability and business discipline of music rights management that extends to brand development and strategic management for content creators. Before founding CCS Rights Management, Jodie was Managing Director for Universal Music Publishing Group. His artists have been nominated for or were awarded accolades from the Juno Awards, East Coast Music Awards, SOCAN Awards, Country Music Awards, Much Music Video Awards, Grammy Awards and Latin Grammy Awards. Jodie is President of the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) and sits on the Boards of the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) and the International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP). He is a founding patron to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and is the co-founder of the Unison Benevolent Fund.
Vivian Barclay (Toronto, ON) - Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.
Vivian is the General Manager of Warner/Chappell Music Canada. She is a classically-trained musician with a degree in Radio & Television from Ryerson University. Experienced in radio, artist management, publicity, and promotion, she has composed music for television commercials and won awards for her film sound production and digital audio editing talents. At Warner/Chappell, she works with a diverse roster of songwriters, including Simple Plan, Jully Black, Saukrates, Barenaked Ladies and Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, and is also responsible for the administration of the 200-year-old company’s global catalogue, which includes George and Ira Gershwin, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Michael Bublé and Producer T- Minus.
Catherine Jones (Toronto, ON) - Bell Media
Catherine is the Director of Music Services for Bell Media Inc. and is responsible for managing their in-house production library, publishing entity, reporting and licensing departments as well as the commissioning of music for themes and program use. Catherine is a 20+ year veteran of the music industry and started her career in 1993 with Universal Music Canada (then MCA Records), where she built the licensing division from the ground up. She is a longtime member of CARAS and has been a guest speaker at many events including NxNE, TIFF, the East Coast Music Awards and the Atlantic Film Festival among others. Catherine is a board member and the treasurer for the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA), and volunteers with numerous associations within her community.
Glenn McMullen (Wolfville, NS) - Sound of Pop
Founded in 2001 and currently based in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Sound of Pop (SOP) Inc. is a multi-disciplined music company that has three official divisions – Sound of Pop Records (label), Sound of Pop Publishing (publishing & master/sync representation) and most recently Sound of Pop Management.
Janesta Boudreau (Halifax, NS) - Rocking Horse Road Productions
With over 10 years in the music industry as label assistant and artist manager, Rocking Horse Road’s Janesta Boudreau has garnered many reputable contacts and continues to build relationships with worldwide industry contacts. Janesta started Rocking Horse Road in January 2012 as a pitch company and sync agency. It has already grown it into a multi-service music-licensing house.
Joe D'Ambrosio (New York, NY) - JD Management, Inc
New York-based music industry veteran Joe D’Ambrosio joins us in conversation on his experiences. His full-service management company has grown a roster that includes Tony Visconti, Hugh Padgham, Kevin Killen, Elliot Scheiner, Joe Zook, and many more producers, mixers, arrangers, songwriters and engineers.
Brian Moncarz (Toronto, ON) - Producer / Engineer / Mixer
Based out of Rattlebox North Studios in Toronto, producer/mixer Brian Moncarz lives to record top rock bands including Circa Survive (Atlantic), which landed a Billboard Modern Rock/Alternative #1 hit, Neverending White Lights featuring Hot Hot Heat (MapleMusic), Bleeker Ridge (Universal), Moneen (Dine Alone/Vagrant), The Reason (Warner/Anthem), The Jimmy Bowskill Band (Ruf) and The Junction (Universal). Moncarz is most proud of his association with producers Bob Ezrin and David Bottrill. Through years of working side-by-side with both masters, Moncarz has definitely honed his craft: making great records.
Laura Katz (Los Angeles, CA) - CORD Worldwide
Laura Katz is Senior Music Supervisor at CORD / Cutting Edge Group's Los Angeles office on 10+ films and other visual media projects per year. Some notable film projects include The Grey (music supervision), That Awkward Moment (music supervision), Stuck in Love (music supervision), and Chef (music clearance and licensing). She also recently completed working on Insomniac Games' Xbox One game, Sunset Overdrive. Additionally, she works with directors and producers to create opportunities for original songs in films. The original end title song "It's No Mistake" from The Right Kind of Wrong, which she music supervised, won the MEILLEURE CHANSON ORIGINALE (Achievement in Music - Original Song) award at the Canadian Screen Awards in 2014.
Koo Abuali (Los Angeles, CA) - FireWire Music Company / Apollo Music Store
Having been a professional and successful artist herself, Koo Abuali founded FireWire Music Company in 2005 and has built an accomplished career as a Music Supervisor, Publisher, and Manager. She has over 15 years experience in music, film, and advertising, and she particularly excels in talent discovery and development. Koo is also a very respected and sought-after music supervisor. Projects to her credit include “Jesus Henry Christ”, produced by Julia Roberts’ company, Red Om, and “Mirror Mirror”, produced by famous director Tarsem Singh in collaboration with Julia Roberts. Koo also serves as Chief Catalogue Officer of Apollo Music Store where she leds catalogue curation and acquisition and is also Executive Producer at Apollo Studios, Los Angeles, where she oversees the creation of original music and licensing of existing repertoire for advertising campaigns.
Rob Lowry (Los Angeles, CA) - Sweater Weather Music
Rob Lowry is an incredibly passionate and motivated Film & TV music supervisor based out of Los Angeles, CA. Has worked on over 20 projects in less than four years of music supervising. He has had great success working with small scale artists on independant films that have premiered at festivals such as South by Southwest, Tribeca Film Festival, and the GenArt Film Festival.
Sean Fernald (Los Angeles, CA) - Freelance Music Supervisor
Sean Fernald has 10+ years of major record label experience with MCA Records, Virgin Records, Capitol Records and Sony Music, specializing in visual marketing, music video (production and promotion) and music licensing and clearance for film, television and other media. Sean has produced "Red Velvet" (2009) (a horror-fantasy film) and is preparing "Lucio" (2014) (true-story based on a humble bricklayer who took Citibank for millions and walked). Sean is a voting member of both N.A.R.A.S. (National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences) since 1997 and the Guild of Music Supervisors (since 2012)
Toddrick Spalding (Los Angeles, CA) - Mob Scene Creative + Productions
Toddrick Spalding is the Director of Music at Mob Scene Creative + Productions, overseeing the agency’s music department and leading music creative for Theatrical. Over the course of his 10+ year career, he has worked on campaigns as varied as Focus, American Sniper, Run All Night, Big Hero 6, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Frozen, August: Osage County, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Django Unchained, Cars 2, Tangled, and Toy Story 3. In addition to his work on trailers, Toddrick has music supervised several independent feature films and worked on ad campaigns for ChangeTheMascot.org, Haagen-Dazs, Levi’s, Labeyrie, and the NBA.
Andrea von Foerster (Los Angeles, CA) - Firestarter Music
Andrea von Foerster is a music supervisor for film, television and online projects based in Los Angeles. Throughout her extended time in the industry, her credits include independent films such as (500) Days Of Summer, From Prada To Nada, Bellflower, and Begin Again; studio films such as Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Chronicle, Chasing Mavericks, and Devil’s Due; music documentaries such as The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights and Butch Walker: Out Of Focus. Her television work includes Dollhouse, Stargate Universe, Don't Trust The B In Apt. 23 and numerous MTV shows such as Run’s House and Life Of Ryan. She is currently working on independent film Table 19 starring Anna Kendrick, a documentary about infamous bass player Jaco Pastorius, the Fox film Fantastic Four, Scream - the TV adaptation of the film franchise for MTV, in addition to the Emmy Award winning TV show Modern Family.
Tim Aarons (Los Angeles, CA) - The Music Collective
Tim Aarons is a Music Supervisor, Music Editor, and Staff Composer at The Music Collective in Los Angeles, California. In his 18-year career Tim has worked on the music for many commercials, several indie films, and hundreds of television episodes, including such series as Biography, Forensic Files/Medical Detectives, The Girls Next Door, and Ancient Aliens. He also assists Directors, Producers, and fellow Music Supervisors in finding music to fit their needs with TMC’s sister company Opus 1 Music Library and its Artist Series, featuring the music of independent Singer-Songwriters, Bands, and Music Producers.
Andy Brohard (Los Angeles, CA) - Beta Petrol
For the past 17 years, Andy Brohard has worked in recording studios around the world as a producer, mixer, engineer and editor. Over his career he has recorded all genres of music but was focused heavily in the rock world. Working with artists such as Wolfmother, Jet, The Black Angels, New Politics, Oasis and many more. He has taken those skills and contacts into his role at Beta Petrol as producer/supervisor in their LA office. Working heavily in both realms of licensing and original music for commercial and film.
Brienne Rose (Los Angeles, CA) - NOISE/RACKET
Dondrea Erauw (Toronto, ON) - Instinct Entertainment & Communications
Dondrea graduated from the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College in 2011. She quickly found herself learning the ins and outs of music publishing at Casablanca Media Publishing (2011) and has now landed her dream job within music supervision at instinct entertainment (2012). Dondrea has had the opportunity to work on a number of television shows such as, Beauty and the Beast (Showcase/CW), Degrassi (MTV/Teen Nick), Haven (Showcase/SYFY), and Cracked (CBC) and looks forward to the exciting projects to come. She is eccentric and undeniably influenced by the music that enters her ears.
Alex Hancock (London, UK) - Freelance Music Supervisor
Alex Hancock has been a London based music supervisor for 8 years working mainly across TV and film. Credits include Skins, Misfits, The Missing, Indian Summers and many more. He has also worked as an A&R Consultant with Warp for 6 years.
Louis-Philippe Caron (Montreal, QC) - UbiSoft, Inc.
Louis-Philippe and his team handle music licensing matters and requests for all of Ubisoft’s production and marketing needs. Along with copyright clearances, they supply teams with a vast pool of musical suggestions and collaborate on musical choices for successful brands such as Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Far Cry, Splinter Cell and Rocksmith. Prior to Ubisoft, he spent two years working for the publisher Third Side Music while participating in several music initiatives.
Ed Gerrard (New York, NY) - Impact Artist Management
Ed Gerrard is a co-founder of Impact Artist Management and Woodstock Artist Management. Gerrard began his entertainment career some 20 years ago working as an apprentice to the legendary music manager and film producer Shep Gordon. Ed became the first in-house music supervisor at Alive, finding key music for Gordon’s films and forming the beginnings of longstanding relationships with a slew of Hollywood directors including Wes Craven. Gerrard has helped manage the careers of artists including Dr. John, Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, Alice Cooper & Michelle Shocked. His current roster includes Gipsy Kings, Cassandra Wilson, Jon Cleary, Thomas Dolby, Amy Helm, Arc Iris, Connor Kennedy, and Elijah Wofl. Ed’s music supervision career includes films such as the “Scream” trilogy, “Halloween H20,” “Cursed” the remake of Wes Craven’s “The Last House On The Left,” “New York, I Love You,” and 2015 release “Miles Ahead.”
Sarah Bridge (London, UK) - Freelance Music Supervisor
Sarah Bridge is a music supervisor based in London. Her career has evolved from music journalism, following a stint at the NME to music supervision via A&R management. Having worked as a music supervisor for over 6 years, her clients include Working Title Films, Origin Pictures, eOne, Warner Brothers, BBC, National Geographic, W+K, VCCP, Mother and many other prestigious organsations. Her work spans across film, television and advertising.
Sophie Urquhart (London, UK) - Tin Drum Music
Sophie set up Tin Drum Music in October 2011 following 8 years experience in music supervision. Starting out as Creative Director of Huge Music, WCRS advertising agencies's in house music consultancy, Sophie supervised a number of award winning advertising campaigns, feature films and television series. Sophie then joined Chrysalis Music as Creative Director of synchronisation and subsequently joined Spirit Music Group as Senior Director of Creative Services. These roles included creative searches, fee and deal term negotiation, issuing contracts and A&R scouting for the UK market.
Marcus Barone (Los Angeles, CA) - Film Music Group
Marcus Baron is an Executive in Charge of Music and and a Music Supervisor for motion pictures. He overlooked the music for over 65 theatricals including DUMB AND DUMBER, KINGPIN, BEVERLY HILLS NINJA, GANG RELATED, BEHIND ENEMY LINES. and DECODING ANNIE PARKER. Today Marcus Barone operates Film Music Group/First International Pictures, a Motion Picture Music Supervision, Investment, Soundtrack, and Music Production Company in Los Angeles. It is a full staffed company with clients including Universal, Dreamworks Records, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount, ABC, NBC, MTV, CW Network, The WB Network, Warner Brothers VOD, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, and the A & E Networks. He owns state of the art digital recording studios both in Los Angeles and in partnership in Silicon Valley.
Mike Stratton (Charlottetown, PE) - Mike Stratton Jingles
Mike Stratton is an experienced Charlottetown PEI musician and songwriter. He writes and produce jingles for radio and television and has established a reputation for catchy and unique jingles that are instantly recognizable.
Craig Dodge (Charlottetown, PE) - Taris Studios
Craig is an award-winning composer and his music is heard in over 100 television shows, films, and advertisements in 110 countries, with music licensed for shows on MSNBC, Fox Sports, Discovery Channel, MSG Network, MLB Network, NHL Network, OWN, History, Television, A&E, AMC, WGN, BBC, Spike TV, TLC, Bravo, VH1, PBS, National Geographic and many more. Craig has a Bachelor's Degree in Music from the University of Prince Edward Island, and a Specialist Certificate in Orchestrating and Producing Music for Film and Video Games from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
Liana White (Toronto, ON) - Canadian Federation of Musicians
Liana White is the Executive Director of the Canadian Federation of Musicians. White has worked for the CFM [then AFM Canada] since 1996, starting as the CFM as the Artist Immigration Administrator. Now having provided nearly 20 years of cross border related services to musicians, White has become recognized within the music industry as an authority on the legal requirements for musicians performing in the United States and Canada as temporary workers.