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Music supervisor David Hayman passes away at 42

The Canadian production community was rocked last week by news of the death of David Hayman, a prolific and highly regarded music supervisor who had become an integral part of ...
May 25, 2020

The Canadian production community was rocked last week by news of the death of David Hayman, a prolific and highly regarded music supervisor who had become an integral part of Toronto’s indie scene over the past decade and a half.

Hayman, the chief music supervisor and creative director at Toronto’s Supergroup Sonic Branding Co., died suddenly in his home on May 19.

Known by most as “Huey,” Hayman worked on everything from the smallest indie features to the biggest and most acclaimed Canadian TV series during a career that touched many in the film and television business.

His TV credits include Nirvanna the band show, Kim’s Convenience, Letterkenny, Schitt’s Creek and Utopia Falls, while on the film side he lent his musical vision to projects to titles such as 2019′s TIFF opener, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band , Hubert Davis’ doc Giants of Africa, and the Chet Baker biopic Born to Be Blue.

A GoFundMe page, set up for his wife Ali and daughter Ruby, has already raised CA$76,000 as of press time.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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