OMDC Newsletter
Winter 2016

Congratulations to Justin Bieber and The Weeknd on their 2016 Grammy Awards!


The Weeknd – Grammy Award Winner - Best R&B Performance
Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
Track from: Fifty Shades Of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Label: Universal Studios/Republic Records

The Weeknd – Grammy Award Winner - Best Urban Contemporary Album
Beauty Behind The Madness Label: Republic

Oscar® nomination - Best Original Song - The Weeknd
Earned it Fifty Shades of Grey


Justin Bieber – Grammy Award Winner- WHERE ARE Ü NOW Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber - Best Dance Recording

Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber
Sonny Moore & Thomas Pentz, producers; Sonny Moore & Thomas Pentz, mixers
Track from: Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
Label: Owsla/Mad Decent/Atlantic

Congratulations to Ontario JUNO 2016 Nominees!

Photos courtesy of CARAS

Find the full list of 2016 JUNO Award nominees here.

OMDC’s Music Makes It!

On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, OMDC hosted a successful Music Makes It (MMI) event at Snakes and Lattes with over 240 meetings scheduled between 27 Ontario music companies and over 27 Ontario screen-based executives. After all the pre-arranged B2B meetings were over, a competitive group trivia game further forged new ties followed by a networking reception.

Mark McQuillan, JAM3 and Patrick Grant and John Kong, Do Right Music


Justin Amirkhani,Vagabond Dog and Tyler Tasson, Anthem Entertainment


Josh Pothier, Pandyamonium Management and Lindsay-Bea Davis, Vice Canada


John Rowley, Peer Music Canada and Amy Fritz, Radar Music Group


Trivia Master - Terrence


Attendees participating in Trivia activity


Mishelle Pack, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Ralph Singh, Universal Music


Paul Shaver, RGK Entertainment Group; Jake Gold The Management Trust, Mark Watts and Greg Pappas EOne


OMDC’s Aisha Wickham, Noah Gruneir, Ryan Clancy, Marina Adam, Michelle Holtzkener, Karen Thorne-Stone, Mark Watts, Kristine Murphy and Lia Kyranis

Thank you to all for your participation and we look forward to your future collaborations on the big and small screens. For more photos from this event visit OMDC’s 2016 MMI Facebook Gallery.

The Prism Prize Top 20 - Long-List Announcement for Best Canadian Music Video of the Year

Top 20 Trailer:

The Prism Prize is thrilled to announce the Top 20 best Canadian music videos of the year, as voted by
a jury of more than 120 Canadian music, film and media arts professionals. After viewing hundreds of
music videos released in 2015, jurors selected the Prism Prize Top 20 based on originality, creativity,
style, innovation and effective execution.

"This was the best year for Canadian music videos ever, and a Top Ten list just couldn't capture all the
talent," said Louis Calabro, Director and Founder of the Prism Prize. "With the Prism Prize Top 20, we
are proud to present a diverse group of incredible artists and their remarkable work."
The Prism Prize Top Ten will be announced on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

The 2016 Prism Prize Top 20: (maybe run in two columns if it is too long)


  • A Tribe Called Red - Suplex (Director: Jon Riera)
  • Absolutely Free - Vision's (Directors: Scott Cudmore and Michael LeBlanc)
  • Aidan Knight - All Clear (Director: Ft. Langley)
  • Alessia Cara - Here (Director: Aaron A)
  • Braids - Miniskirt (Director: Kevan Funk)
  • Daniel Romano - I'm Gonna Teach You (Director: Chad VanGaalen)
  • Death From Above 1979 - Virgins (Director: Eva Michon)
  • Drake - Hotline Bling (Director: Director X)
  • The Elwins - So Down Low (Director: Alan Poon)
  • Fast Romantics - Julia (Director: Matthew Angus)
  • Grimes - Flesh Without Blood (Director: Grimes)
  • Harrison - How Can It Be (Director: Maxime Lamontagne)
  • Kalle Mattson - Avalanche (Director: Philip Sportel)
  • Monogrenade - Le Fantôme (Director: Kristof Brandl)
  • Peaches - Rub (Directors: Peaches, A.L. Steiner and Lex Vaughn)
  • PUP - Dark Days (Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux and Chandler Levack)
  • Shy Kids - Rockets (Director: Walter Woodman)
  • SonReal - For the Town (Director: Peter Huang)
  • Spek Won - Black Body (Director: Mark Valino)
  • Yukon Blonde - Saturday Night (Directors: Mac Boucher and Gaya Abdalian)