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
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