Steve Dafoe

Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

Genres:Folk, Easy Listening, Gospel/Religious, Country - Contemporary/Pop, Country - Classic, Country - Alternative, Jazz - Latin , Jazz - JazzPop/Light Jazz, Jazz - Bebop/Traditional, Alternative Pop, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Specialty - Christmas/Holiday, Rock - Roots Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop , Blues - Electric, Blues - Acoustic , Latin - Jazz

The Accomplished Songwriter has scored Film/Major Motion Picture and multiple TV placements. Sony Pictures, ABC, CBS, NBC, Discovery TV, Direct TV, LionsGate Films, Time Warner, CMT, MTV , Lifetime Networks and Turner Cable have licensed music. Steve writes multi-genre from Pop, Country to Production pieces.

In 2013 LionsGate Films License "Travellin Jack" in The Big Wedding starring DeNiro, Robin Williams, and Diane Keaton. The Major Motion Movie, "The Demented" license "Brass", a Jazz Instrumental and was released July 2013. "Doctors Zaitzeva Diary" license "Don't You Know" for STS Russian Network TV in 2013.

Some TV credits include the "Witches Of East End" at Lifetime, "Secret Lives of Women" at ABC TV News, the "Summer Of Music" promotion at MTV, "Pit Boss" at Discovery's Animal Planet TV, "The Millionaire Matchmaker" at NBC & BRAVO TV, "Baby Madness and Candid Kids" at Discovery TV, CMT's "Next Superstar" and "It Only Hurts When I Laugh" at Time Warner's Tru TV.

Red Bull Media House (UK) license 4 Folk/Alt. Country tunes "Storm Of Days", "You Are The One", "Finally See The Light" and "Lovin' You Ain't Hard" for TV/Film use in 2013. SapienNitro Multi Media license "Finally See The Light" in 2012 for a Major Car Ad Campaign. "LaSalle Steet" enjoys licensing usages from S&P Top 100 Companies to the internet needs of the Marriot Hotel Chain in Chicago.

"Just Like Valentine's Day" was licensed for Corporate Video/Web usage at "GUINESS ALE" in Europe and at "The Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Ctr." for their employees and stakeholders at Valentine's Day!

Number One Music (N1M owned by MySpace) records over 2,400,000 plays of music in over 3 years.

A member of SOCAN and ASCAP, the CD's & Digital downloads are at I-Tunes, Amazon, Walmart and here as well!


-- TIME WARNER & TRU TV license "Casa Loma" & "Crusin With Grusin" for 2 episodes of "IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I LAUGH" 2010-11

-- NBC/UNIVERSAL TV and BRAVO license "Casa Loma" & "Crusin With Grusin" for 5 episodes of "THE MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER". 2010-11

-- ABC NEWS TV in NYC license "Never Knew You At All" for "SECRET LIVES OF WOMEN". 2010

-- MTV CABLE TV license "Dancin' Shoes" for "SUMMER OF MUSIC" promotion. 2010

-- DISCOVERY TV and ANIMAL PLANET license "Casa Loma" & "Crusin With Grusin" for "PIT BOSS" (4 Episodes) 2010-11.

-- MTV CABLE TV Networks license "Carter's Revenge" for TV/Film usage. 2011

-- Israeli Short Film..."Casus Belli" license "Lasalle St" and "Bright Lites City Nights". 2008

-- TU BETA TS'ENA (Water Is Life) a Canadian Film license "Matthew's Song" 2009

--GAME SHOW NETWORK TV and SONY Pictures license music (Casa Loma)for "HIDDEN AGENDA" (1 episode) 2010

-- MTV, OXYGEN TV Networks license "LASALLE ST." & "TRAIN TRACK GUITAR" for TV/Film.

-- "CINCINATTI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER" license "Just Like Valentine's Day" for Corporate and Web Video for patients, employees and stakeholders. 2011-12

-- DISCOVERY HEALTH TV license "Appalachian", "Casa Loma" & "Crusin With Grusin" for "BABY MADNESS AND CANDID KIDS" (3 episodes) 2009.

-- MTV Cable TV Networks license "Travellin' Jack" and "Love And The Leaving" for TV/Film. 2011

-- S&P TOP 100 CORPORATION license "LASALLE ST." for Convention/Video/Web usage. 2009

-- NEW YORK UNIVERSITY license "Travellin' Jack" and "And Can You" in "THE JOURNAL" (Trailor) 2011-12.

-- MARRIOT INT'L HOTEL in Chicago, USA License "LaSalle Street" for Corporate Website usage. 2011

-- "GUINESS ALE" (Ireland/Europe) license "Just Like Valentine's Day" for Corporate and Web Video for their World Distribution Partners. 2011-12

-- "Ole Ghosts" licensed in Media/ Short Film/Commercial Video (Europe) 2009.

-- NBC/UNIVERSAL TV and BRAVO license "Endless Time Now" episodes of "THE MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER". 2011

-- "Travellin Jack" licensced in The Big Wedding starring Robert DeNiro, Robin Williams, and Diane Keaton. released by Lionsgate. 2013

-- CMT's "Next Superstar" licensed music for the "Meet And Greet" episodes in April 2011.

-- "Love And The Leaving" licensed by MTV Cable Networks.

-- "Travellin Jack" licensed to "Witches Of East End" Lifetime Network. (Ep 106) 2013-14

-- "Discovery Channel" and "Animal Planet" License "Never Knew You At All" for episode "UnderDog". 2012

--SapientNitro license "Finally See The Lite" for Major TV Advertisng. Nitro is a Marketing Firm serving clients such as Chrysler, Coca-Cola & Target. 2013

-- OFF BROADWAY THEATER New York City (Space 122) license "Every Street" and "Carter's Revenge" in "MONSTER". SOLONOVA Arts Festival 2010

-- "Resume Of Love" licensed for In Store use for US based SUBWAY Chain. 2011

-- UK (United Kingdom)Songwriting contest . "Won't Be Hurt Again", (Finalist in Acoustic) 2011.

-- "Doctors Zaitzeva Diary" license "Don't You Know" for STS Russian Network TV. Made-For-TV Serial Production. 2012


-- "CIVIL WAR" DVD Collection 2012 license "Racing Back Through Time" and "All Alone" (US release) Kestner Prod. North Carolina.USA

-- "Serpo" for Web Background at Optique Salon Management Software.(Advertised in Canadian Salon Magazine) 2011 (

-- Music is licensed to MUZAK, LLC - Muzak is the world's leading Commercial Music Provider. And to SUBWAY RESTAURANTS - Subway is the world's largest restaurant chain

-- Music licensed to PLAYNETWORK, DMX, AQUASOFT, CLEAR CHANNEL and KIRUSA, all major CMS providers.

-- "If You Have The Time" licensed by Salsa Creative Inc in Dover, NH (Advertising Agency)for Internet Media and Television Media.

-- "VIETNAM WAR" DVD Collection 2012 to license selected music.(US future release) Kestner Productions. North Carolina.USA

-- 2008 MTV-VH1 "SONG OF THE YEAR" (October) "You Are The One" placed #2 in "FOLK" Category.

-- Rosenklang/AudioSparx Music license 44 Songs in Latin, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Christmas, Pop-Jazz,Corporate Jazz and New Age for 20 compilation CD's for Physical and Digital release at I-Tunes and multiple Wordwide Distribution channels. 2011.

-- WINNER Of PEER REVIEW (over 100,000 members)in the "LOVE JOY CONTEST" at BROADJAM.Com 2006

-- 2004 MTV-VH1 "SONG OF THE YEAR" Contest...#4 placement for "DESERT SUN" in "FOLK" Category.

-- 2003--Current....43 songs on or offered) Nashville Special Limited Edition CD's for A/R Industry Representatives.

-- 2006 John Mayer Songwriting contest. Original entry "Lone Cowboy" (using part John Mayer Lyrics)

-- DIRECTOR's AWARDS (45) from Paramount Song Group for "Exceptional Song Writing". 2004--Current.

-- 2008 ISSA Folk Finalist (2nd Place) with "The Last Great Cowboy".(Independent Singer Songwriter Association)

-- 2010--Current. EOS Music (a partner of SIRIUS Radio) pick up 60+ songs for Web Channel play to Corporate clients.

-- 2010-Current. Over 200+ Songs for Ringtones placed with Verizon, Sprint, Muzak, Canadian/US telecos and Boost Mobile Wordwide through AudioSparx Music Library.

-- Nominated for Cultural Heritage Award in TV and Media in Thunder Bay. 2010

-- UK (United Kingdom)Songwriting contest 2010. "Love And Leaving" a Semi-Finalist in Adult Contemporary Category. "The Last Great Cowboy" garnered a "Commended" entry award. 2010

-- "Memories Of Me" and many other songs has qualified for IAIRA Certification.(International Association of Independent Recording Artists). 2011

-- Rosenklang/AudioSparx Music license 23 Songs in New Country, Folk, Country, Blues and Neo-Classical on 8 compilation CD's for Physical and Digital release at I-Tunes and multiple Wordwide Distribution channels. 2011.

-- Partnerships with THUMBPLAY, and ROCK CITY Music CD's and Digital Compilations. 2011

-- Large USA Casualty Insurer, Sentry Insurance License "Travelin' Jack" for Advertising and Corporate Marketing. 2013

-- The Major Motion Movie, "The Demented" license "Brass", a Jazz Instrumental based on the Vocal song "All The Way". Released July 2013.

--N1M Indie Site (My Space Owned) records 2,400,000 plays of my music by Nov 2013.

-- Red Bull Media House in Great Britian Sync license 4 Folk/Alt. Country tunes "Storm Of Days", "You Are The One", "Finally See The Light" and "Lovin' You Ain't Hard" 2012 (Getty/Pump Audio)

-- #1 Song Of The Month (Alt Country) "If I Asked" Jan 2013.
OUR STAGE (MTV Affiliated)

-- "A COLLECTION OF SONG POEMS" (PoeLyrics)(100+ Titles). Published by LULU BOOK Publishing. 2011

-- 2009 "Holiday Wish" compiled onto "HOLIDAY ALBUM 2009" for limited Release in the United States.

-- MUSIC PUBLISHING--(current or past) SMASHTRAX Publshing,(BMI), (Los Angeles), NBT Records (West Virginia), AUDIOSPARX (Florida), MERNEE Records (Alabama) and MUSIC ET ALL Publishing,(BMI),(Los Angeles).

-- ROCK CITY Records will license multiple Genre Tracks in conjuction with AudioSparx. Distribution is via Digital Worldwide Web sites like Amazon and I-Tunes. 2011-12.

-- Map Communications Ltd.(400 employees), a Industry leading Specialized Call Ctr. in Chesapeake Virginia license 30 Songs for their business 'Phone On-Hold' needs. 2011

-- YOU TUBE (Steve Dafoe) has multiple (60+) Video's with a wide variety of genre's and themes.

-- "ANTHOLOGY OF MUSIC LEAD SHEETS" (2003-2006. )Published by LULU Book Publishing. 2011

-- Rosenklang/AudioSparx license Female and Male Power Pop and Rock songs for CD and Digital releases on I-Tunes. 2011.

-- 2006 "Black Ghost" pressed on "RIDE THE TRAIN" Vol # 32. Distributed Worldwide by NBT Records. West Virginia. USA

-- Independent Living Partnership Company License "Nonie's Song" for the Short Film "First 20 Years" for Internet and Corporate usages. 2011-12

-- SOUNDEXCHANGE reports Radio Airplay of many songs. Latest Radio station is KJAZZ (United Kingdom). Live365, JANGO Air, AudioSparx Radio, KNFA Radio, Canda Air FM, RUFUS Radio, Muzak Radio and PlayNetwork Radiol amonst many others worldwide. 2011

-- "Remember When", "Erik's Song" and "Moonshine Nights" in Pre-Production for TV Networks. 2011

-- #1 Song Of The Month (ACOUSTIC) "Love And The Leaving" Feb 2012. OUR STAGE (MTV Affiliated)

-- Bayview Magazine--Premier Publication in North West Onatio does a feature story. Spring 2013.

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