imagineNATIVE and Bedtracks Partner on ‘Storytellers: Indigenous Music For Media’

the world’s first Indigenous Music Library

imagineNATIVE and Bedtracks are proud to partner on the world’s first production music library created solely by Indigenous Canadian composers and producers -  ‘Storytellers: Indigenous Music For Media.’

Bedtracks is the 60,000 track production music division of Soleil Sound, a Toronto based audio house supplying music and post services to all media. Founded in 2011, Bedtracks has created the soundtrack to hundreds of hours of television, documentaries, animations, advertisements and online videos.

Until now, Indigenous music makers have been highly underrepresented in the production music industry.  In turn, a significant artistic and financial opportunity exists for Indigenous music creators to become involved in the creation of a production library explicitly designed to help tell stories, both Indigenous and not.

imagineNATIVE & Bedtracks, with support from the OMDC and creative direction from Oliver Johnson, collaborated with some of Ontario’s top Indigenous creative talent in the production of Storytellers - Cris Derksen, David Maracle, David Strickland, DJ Classic Roots, Greyson Gritt, Nigel Irwin, Silla, Chippewa Travellers and Wolf Saga. Cree/Métis visual artist Jason Baerg designed the catalogue image.

The result is a 298-track production library that combines traditional and non-traditional sounds that both push and drive picture. A short video was produced to support the launch.

10% of all publishing revenue from Storytellers will be donated to imagineNATIVE, to continue professional development opportunities that link Indigenous screen and sound media professionals for more robust and authentic production partnerships.

“We’re are thrilled to be working with the Bedtracks team on this incredible vehicle that has creative economic impact for sound artists. This is a vital access point to the screen industry as interest and support in authentic Indigenous content increases.” remarks imagineNATIVE Institute Director, Daniel Northway-Frank.

James Boyd, a Partner at Bedtracks, agrees, “’Storytellers' is just the beginning. It’s the only access point where screen creatives have the opportunity to choose the best and brightest in Indigenous production music talent.

More details about Storytellers: Indigenous Music for Media will be announced during the imagineNATIVE Industry Days, October 15-19, 2018. Visit bedtracks.com/storytellers to get early access.

Questions regarding the library may be directed to Jason Cliffen, storytellers@bedtracks.com