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Musical Connections

Musical ConnectionsHow to get your music discovered2:00 pm - 3:00 pm(GMT-05:00) Event Organized ByCanada House


(Tuesday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

Event Details

Do you dream of having your music on screen? Are you looking to discover a new artist to showcase in your next film, game, or virtual experience? Join us as we explore different paths to make those dreams come true! And stay for the roundtable session right after to get up close with our industry experts when it comes to getting music onto screens. 

Moderator: Murray Lightburn, Composer 

Murray A. Lightburn is a composer, music producer and performer. Born, bred, and based in Montréal, he brings his unique melody-first approach to songwriting. For almost 30 years, he has been internationally known as the frontman of chamber-rock band The Dears. These days, Murray is spending more time creating original music for film, tv, games and podcasts in his studio, Murmajesty. Projects include video game “We Happy Few” (Compulsion/Microsoft), feature film “I Like Movies” (Mongrel), and tv series “Black Life: Untold Stories” (CBC), as well as upcoming documentary “Any Other Way: The Jackie Shane Story” (Banger Films) and family drama “Near Or Far” (CBC Gem). Murray’s work has been nominated for the Polaris Prize (long and short listed), the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize, and a Juno Award. 


Speakers for this event

  • Amanda Burt

    Amanda Burt

    Producer Banger Films

    Amanda Burt is a Canadian filmmaker and producer. She is the producer of the upcoming feature documentary Any Other Way: The Jackie Shane Story, which reveals the extraordinary rise, sudden disappearance and resurgence of trailblazing Black trans soul singer Jackie Shane. The film is executive-produced by Elliot Page. Amanda was the showrunner for the Netflix series This Is Pop, a collection of eight documentary films on the power of pop music. Her expertise lies in building creative relationships and finding new and noteworthy ways to tell a story. Amanda was also a senior and creative producer at CBC for over a decade. From the Olympics to the FIFA World Cup, from federal elections to award shows, she brought a journalistic eye and deep care for content to all her projects there. 

    Producer Banger Films

  • Fiona Ham

    Fiona Ham

    Head of Operations


    Head of Operations

  • Roman Rappak

    Roman Rappak

    cofounder wristband

    Roman Rappak is cofounder of award-winning platform Ristband, using immersive and gaming technology to supercharge the music industry. He is also frontman of the band Pivots. Rappak has directed award winning short films, soundtracked games and scored films, released and toured two full length albums with his previous band Breton (Fat Cat / Warp), as well as creating immersive cinema experiences that toured from the BFI London to the ACMI Australia. He created the world’s first XR live music concert, touring art galleries, venues, cinemas, warehouses and festivals in the UK, France, Germany, Dubai and Holland, from the Institute of Contemporary Art in Amsterdam (CBK) to the Barbican in London. In 2023 Rappak was tipped as one of Music Ally’s ‘Ones To Watch’ in music and technology.    In his work blending live music and cinema with game engines, Roman has discovered new ways of using technology to promote music and generate revenue for artists and venues.  After sold out international shows and a grant from Epic Games (the maker of Fortnite) Roman has dedicated the last two years to sharing the tools he has built with artists, labels, music publishers, and venues. The gaming industry is twice as big as the music industry, and yet artists and the music industry are excluded from this explosive cultural phenomenon. Roman has proven that not only is there a way of leveraging the gaming industry, but taking back control that represents a bridge between the music and the gaming industry. In 2023 Rappak was tipped as one of Music Ally’s ‘Ones To Watch’ in music and technology.   

    cofounder wristband

Important information

Entry: 21 years+
Local regulations require the following security precautions to gain entrance to the venue:
Everyone must show a valid, physical piece of identification at the door. Expired documents, photos and digital identification will not be accepted.
Bag searches and security metal detecting wands will be used at the door.
No outside beverages, including coffee and water, are permitted.

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