PATRON PARTNER

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SLAIGHT MUSIC– Slaight Music was started by Gary Slaight and Derrick Ross in 2011 with a mandate to support the Canadian music community through a variety of initiatives, and to develop Canadian talent via strategic partnerships with industry peers. Slaight works with artists from across the country and across the musical spectrum, helping to further careers and get great music heard. Slaight has also invested in the technology sphere, helping Canadian music entrepreneurs develop the next generation of digital platforms and services. www.slaightmusic.com
 

VENUE PARTNER

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TIFF – TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers. Their vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. What began as a ten-day film festival has grown to embrace programming 365 days a year. TIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, industry support and the chance to meet filmmakers from Canada and around the world. In September 2010, the opening of their new home, TIFF Bell Lightbox, enabled TIFF to expand to truly become a creative, community and global leader, and one of the world’s premiere organizations in the discovery and understanding of film. www.tiff.net
 

LEAD PARTNERS

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iHeartRadio - iHeartRadio, a best-in-class customizable digital listening experience and live events brand, is now in Canada through a partnership between Bell Media and iHeartMedia. A leader in innovative radio programming throughout Canada, Bell Media features the country’s most dynamic, popular, and respected radio brands, including Toronto’s CHUM 104.5, Canada’s #1 FM station, and the ÉNERGIE group in Québec, as well as international brands like Virgin Radio. In the U.S., iHeartRadio has surpassed 90 million registered users, reaching milestones at a rate faster than Facebook or any other streaming music service. In addition, iHeartRadio’s registered user milestone does not account for the millions of listeners who tune into iHeartRadio’s live radio streams without registering.

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FACTOR - The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings is a public/private partnership that supports the production of sound recordings by Canadian musicians and helps Canadian music companies make recordings available to a wider public. We administer funds from the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Music Fund, and from Canada’s private radio broadcasters. Support is provided to Canadian recording artists, songwriters, artist managers, record labels, music publishers, distributors, and event producers through numerous programs. Whether an artist is looking to record a few tracks, a full length sound recording, market and promote an album, or showcase and tour at home or abroad, funding is available. FACTOR is committed to reflecting the diversity of the Canadian population in its programs and operations. We are committed to ensuring universal access to all funds and services, including all musical expressions and talent. We will also in our work encourage these values of diversity and inclusiveness within the broader Canadian music sector.

 

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

SOCAN FOUNDATION – The SOCAN Foundation, founded in 1992, is dedicated to fostering Canadian music creation and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today’s society. The SOCAN Foundation is an independent organization guided by its own board of directors. The board, which consists of songwriters, composers and music publishers, reflects popular music and concert music genres as well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada. https://www.socanfoundation.ca/
 

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WILLIAM F. WHITE – William F. White International Inc. (Whites) is a Comweb Group member company. Founded in 1963, Whites is Canada’s oldest and largest provider of professional motion picture, television, digital media and theatrical production equipment. The company services productions of all sizes from coast to coast and has the most extensive inventory of equipment in the industry, including the very latest in technological advances. Whites has established a reputation for excellence and is recognized by Canadian and international producers as one of the best rental and sales firms in the world. Whites continues to lead the entertainment industry in becoming a green supplier. The dedicated professionals at William F. White International are proud to be recognized as an integral part of the motion picture and television industry in Canada and throughout the world. www.whites.com
 

 

M·A·C COSMETICS – M·A·C is the world’s leading professional makeup authority. Make-Up Art Cosmetics started life in Toronto, Canada. Makeup artist and photographer Frank Toskan and salon owner Frank Angelo became frustrated by the lack of makeup that photographed well, so they decided to create their own. At first, they made the cosmetics in their kitchen and sold them straight from the salon to fellow makeup artists, as well as models and photographers. M·A·C has since collaborated with adored names from popular culture, art and fashion including such names as Rihanna, Lorde, Proenza Schouler, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Brooke Shields. maccosmetics.ca/
 

PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS

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UK MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS - Launched in 2008, the UK MVAs has now grown into an event of international standing, celebrating the best work in music videos made in the past 12 months – from big-budget pop video productions, to low budget gems. The UK MVAs primarily honour the creative people behind the artform – from directors and producers, to cameramen, art directors, editors, animators and more – and are chosen by judges from within the music video industry. There are also awards that recognize direction of a live music performance, music video artist and interactive videos.Previous UK MVA recipients include Romain Gavras, Eran Creevy, Daniel Wolfe, Dawn Shadforth, Daniels and more.

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EXCLAIM! MEDIA - Exclaim! is a monthly Canadian music magazine that features in-depth coverage of new music across all genres with a special focus on Canadian and cutting-edge artists. Content is based on the monthly print publication, which publishes 9 issues per year, distributing over 103,000 copies to over 2,600 locations across Canada. Exclaim! began as a discussion among campus and community radio programmers at Ryerson's CKLN-FM in 1991. It was started by then-CKLN programmers Ian Danzig and Ron Anicich, together with other programmers and Toronto musicians. The magazine's website features reviews, interviews and profiles, some of which are not found in the print publication. It includes a news page that is updated with the latest in music and music-related culture.