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In Memoriam : David Hayman

David Hayman, the stalwart Canadian Music Supervisor passed away of heart failure on the morning of May 19th, aged 42. His credits include Schitt’s Creek, Letterkenny and last year’s documentary film Once Were Brothers, about Robbie Robertson and The Band.

As founder of Toronto based SUPERGROUP SONIC BRANDING and vice president of the Guild of Music Supervisors Canada, he worked in tandem with managers, label execs, artists, publishers and independent musicians. He often made a point to feature independent musicians on shows like Kim’s Convenience.

His team released a statement on Facebook reading :

"Yesterday, we said goodbye to our fearless leader Doc David Hayman.When he created the Supergroup, he created a family based on passion, curiosity, authenticity and a pinch of crazy. An incredible talent with an even bigger heart, David leaves behind not only an impressive legacy of work, but also leaves his mark on the people of the film and music industry. Thank you all for your continued support. Follow your passions, keep it authentic and please be kind to one another."

Hayman’s career as a music supervisor started in the early 2000s with the TV series The Eleventh Hour. Followed up by projects as diverse as Saving Hope, Nirvanna: the Band the Show, Less Than Kind, Rookie Blue and many many others.

In addition to helming Supergroup, David was a faculty member at Humber College of Toronto and vp of the Guild of Music Supervisors since its establishment in 2017.


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