Twenty SOCAN member music publishers participated in a “CREATE LA” trade mission to Los Angeles, curated by Music Publishers Canada (MPC), from Feb. 27 to Mar. 4, 2024.

The mission, which concentrated on film, television, and sync, included a Dolby Atmos demo at Apple, and meetings with music supervisors, L.A.-based publishers, and representatives of TikTok.  The visitors also met with MPC’s L.A.-based Women in the Studio producers, and attended the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards.

Participants in the mission – including Gagan Singh, SOCAN Creative Executive, Film/TV & Visual Media –  ranged from established publishers to next-generation players to three songwriters (Qwinn, DRMS, and Alexandria Maillot).

SOCAN co-sponsored an afternoon Music in Film mixer at the official Canadian Consulate Residence on Mar. 4, hosted and moderated by Canada’s Consul General in Los Angeles, Zaib Shaikh, accompanied by his wife Kirstine Stewart (former head of English language services at CBC). where the participating publishers got to meet, connect, and network with their L.A.-based counterparts, music supervisors, and tech company representatives. The mixer also incorporated a panel focused on music from the movie (now nominated for a Canadian Screen Award) The Queen of My Dreams, including director Fawzia Mirza, composer Alysha Brilla, and music publisher Vince Degiorgio (of Cymba Music). Various other MPC and  SOCAN members also have syncs in the film, and the event also featured a musical performance by Women In The Studio 2023 participant Maillot.

On Mar. 1, MPC hosted Meet the Music Supervisors L.A. panels at SOCAN member Monstercat’s property. Fourteen L.A. and U.K.-based music supervisors discussed their current projects, and the kind of music they were looking for – then networked with members of the Canadian delegation. The group headed to Glendale afterward, for a visit to Heavy Hitters Music, where they were warmly welcomed by the company’s team members, including Association of Independent Music Publishers Atlanta President, Tony Alexander.

On the last day of programming, the delegation headed to the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards at The Wiltern. Before and after the ceremony, the publishers were able to connect with the dozens of music supervisors in attendance.

SOCAN is pleased and proud to have supported our publishers at this impactful event!