Screen Composers Guild of Canada (SCGC)
41 Valleybrook Drive
Toronto, ON, M3B 2S6
The Screen Composers Guild of Canada is a national, not-for-profit, professional trade association of music composers and producers of music for audio visual productions that are viewed on screens in cinemas, on television, on computer monitors, in video games, and on mobile pads and phones.
SCGC has more than 300 professional members who create and produce the majority of music scores and songs for Canadian productions. Many of SCGC’s members have been recognized for their excellence with awards in Canada and around the world including Howard Shore and Mychael Danna who won Oscars from the US Academy.
SCGC is governed by an elected board of 19 directors representing the regions of Canada.
SCGC was formed in 1980 as the Guild of Canadian Film Composers and renamed Screen Composers Guild of Canada (Guilde des Compositeurs Canadiens de Musique à l’Image) in 2010 to better reflect its members’ changing work environments and skills.
SCGC was certified nationally in 2003 under the Federal Status of the Artist Act to represent all screen composers, and songwriters music arrangers, orchestrators, and editors who work in English language Canadian audio visual productions, whether members of SCGC or non-members. SPACQ (La Societe professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Quebec) is certified to represent composers for French language productions.
SCGC’s mandate is to promote the music, status and rights of screen composers in Canada.
SCGC aims to: