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JOHN ROWLEY is a leading Canadian composer and music supervisor for film, television and digital media. He is known for his work on numerous projects including three seasons of the award winning series “Mary Kills People”; “Little Dog”; “Letterkenny”; “Corner Gas: The Movie”; “Rookie Blue”; “The Phantoms” (for which he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination) and the Woody Harrelson starring feature film “Defendor”. “Final Assault”, a piece John composed for “Defendor”, was used to introduce the Toronto Blue Jays’ starting lineup at home games at the Rogers Centre throughout the 2013 season.

John studied law at Osgoode Hall Law School, going on to article with the Toronto law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain (now Denton’s) and being called to the Ontario Bar in 2001. John received a BA (Hons) (English) from University of King’s College/Dalhousie University and received a diploma in Recording Arts Management from The Harris Institute For The Arts. In 2002 John interned at Six Shooter Records. John founded J. Rowley Music in 2004. John has also spent time on the other side of the licensing desk, as a manager of sync Licensing at Peermusic Canada, representing Peermusic’s extensive music publishing catalogue for placements in film, television, advertising and videogames. John currently teaches courses at Sheridan College on the business of music for emerging audiovisual composers and is an executive board member of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada. John is also a member of the Guild of Music Supervisors and the Canadian Federation of Musicians.



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