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CMW 2018: Canadian Music Week & The Guild of Music Supervisors, Canada Announce Winners For The First Annual Canadian Sync Awards (May 12)

Canadian Music Week (CMW) and The Guild of Music Supervisors, Canada (GMSC) are excited to announce the winners for the 1st Annual Canadian Sync Awards sponsored by songtradr, which took place Saturday May 12, 2018 at The Sheraton Centre.

Hosted by Raina Douris and Odario Williams of CBC Radio 2, the Canadian Sync Awards included performances by singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas, and pop sensation Francesco Yates.

The Canadian Sync Awards are the only awards in Canada to recognize the contribution synch makes to the creative industries. Canadian Sync Awards nominees included music supervisors, synch teams, publishers, record companies plus the worlds of broadcast and advertising. This celebratory event honoured 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.

Complete List of 2018 Canadian Sync Awards Winners:

BEST SYNC – PROMO                                                                                          

Velma Barkwell:  “I’m On My Way” by The Proclaimers for  Mr. D, Season 7, Premiere

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION – INTERACTIVE (VIDEO GAME/MOBILE APP/VR)  
Janesta Boudreau: Jurassic World Evolution

BEST SYNC – EPISODIC TV                                                                                 

Michael Perlmutter:  “Heart Of Glass” (Crabtree Remix) by Blondie X Glass for The Handmaid’s Tale, 103

BEST SYNC – COMMERCIAL                                                                             

 Heather Gardner:  “What The World Needs Now” by Sarah Blackwood for Presidents Choice – #Eattogether

BEST SYNC TEAM – MAJOR LABEL AND/OR MAJOR PUBLISHER  
Universal Music Inc.

BEST SYNC TEAM – INDIE LABEL AND/OR INDIE PUBLISHER
Third Side Music

BEST SYNC – FEATURE FILM                                                                          

Natasha Duprey: “(You’re A) Strange Animal” by Gowan, ‘Another Wolfcop’

BEST SYNC – SPORTS PROGRAM OR PROMO                                                

David Hayman:  “Trainwreck 1979” by Death From Above 1979 for Toronto FC

SYNC ARTIST OR SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
The Tragically Hip

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION – FEATURE OR DOCUMENTARY FILM           

 Dondrea Erauw:  Kiss & Cry

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION – SCRIPTED OR FACTUAL TVPRODUCTION/SERIES
Michael Perlmutter:  The Handmaids Tale (Season 1)

NILE RODGERS GLOBAL CREATORS AWARD
Jesper Kyd

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, CMW spans a seven-day period from May 7 – 13, 2018 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, and in more than 40 downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe.

Photography:  Grant W. Martin Photography

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