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Perlmutter Wins Two At The First Annual Canadian Sync Awards

It was inevitable that it would happen: music synchronisation, one of the most valuable and lucrative, yet misunderstood industries that bind music together with film, television, video games and commercials, would establish its own awards show.

Perlmutter Wins Two At The First Annual Canadian Sync Awards

By Nick Krewen

It was inevitable that it would happen: music synchronisation, one of the most valuable and lucrative, yet misunderstood industries that bind music together with film, television, video games and commercials, would establish its own awards show.


Thanks to the efforts of the Canadian Guild of Music Supervisors, under president Michael Perlmutter and the Canadian Music Week executive under Neill Dixon, fantasy became a reality and the field of sync held its premiere annual Canadian Sync Awards at the Sheraton Centre's Dominion Room in Toronto on Saturday night.

And as befitting a historic occasion, the show nabbed two global heavy hitters as presenters: superstar Chic founding member Nile Rodgers, who has sold more than 320 million albums, and Danish video composer and sound designer Jesper Kyd (Hitman,Assassin's Creed), whose music is distributed by Rodgers' Sumthing Distribution.

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Hosted by the CBC's Odario Williams and Raina Douris, the 75-minute presentation featured performances by Francesco Yates and Hannah Georgas. And while Instinct's Michael Perlmutter scored two awards and East End Productions' Velma Barkwell was presented the first ever Canadian Sync Award, the best acceptance speech may have come from Must Be Nice Productions' Natasha Duprey who won Best Sync - Motion Picture for placing Gowan's "Strange Animal" in Another Wolfcop: "It feels weird to win an award for placing a Gowan song during a very explicit werewolf sex scene. It's all downhill from here."

Congrats to all 2018 Canadian Sync Award winners, listed below:

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                                                                                        

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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 Sync.

 

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)


THE 2018 NILE RODGERS GLOBAL CREATORS AWARD

Jesper Kyd

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