Brief History of Martinworks

1996Martinworks Publishing starts with a handful of local Toronto composers, all signed to SOCAN, and begins to license the library to Film and Television. Founder Paul Martin works as a production accountant for Lionsgate films.
2001With over 25 writers on board, building up credits with many placements in broadcast, Martinworks grows its catalog to include over 14 hours of Canadian content music for public licensing.
2002Martinworks travels abroad to canvas the UK and signs up with the BBC library and Sounds Effects Library UK for foreign licensing and continues to increase the Canadian library.
2003Martinworks heads south to canvas the United States and while there, secures the flow through payment relationship between BMI, ASCAP and SOCAN for the royalties due to its Canadian roster of artists.
2005Martinworks creates one of the first single song download websites reaching into the worldwide market, exposing Canadian content for licensing.
2006The website receives hits from over 30 countries and the library grows to over 40 composers.
2008The film industry has an economic downturn. The entire industry reconfigures into a new model.
2010Martinworks increases to over 50 composers and keeps rolling with the punches.
2015In the 20th year of operation, Martinworks has expanded and continues to pump new blood into the passion of presenting original Canadian Music to the world.
2016Martinworks' catalogue continues to grow with the addition of 50 new vocal and 70 instrumental songs.
2017Martinworks doubled its roster in the first quarter of 2017 compared with two years previous.

Movies

Land of the DeadTheatrical release George Romero
Suspicious Minds HBO
Short Life After 2004 Best Fantasy Film NYC Short film Festival
Hardball MIRIMAX HBO
Family Doctor CBC Movie of the week
Promise Her Anything Independent film
Wrong Number Northern EagleTriton
Love and Debt Independent Film
Shotgun Love Dolls Pilot Alliance Atlantis
Expecting Mercy Cinemavault Releasing
Sex at the end of the MillenniumSeventh Arts Production Montreal
HustleThe Pete Rose Story

Episodic Television

Chris Isaac ShowFiction comedy show of a musical group  
Debbie Travis' Painted House Canadian home repair program
Red Light Districts of the WorldCBC Documentary Series
WeddingsReal life wedding preparations
Fashion TelevisionFashion magazine show
Shotgun Love Dolls Pilot Alliance Atlantis
Alternate RoutesBackpack travel show  
Red Hot and Ready Cooking show
On the road again CBC documentary magazine show
Table for Two  Cooking show with jazz music 
Adventure Racer Extreme cycling show
No LimitsExtreme sports show
Trouvailles et Tresors French Television
Her Money Woman’s Network financial advisory

Commercials & In-House Promotion

  • CBC
  • ING Direct
  • Remax
  • Honda
  • Budweiser
  • Bell 3D Channel
  • Bell Express Vu infomercial
  • Big Brothers
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Ontario Lottery
  • Ontario Hydro
  • Aegon Insurance
  • Leon's Furniture
  • McLean Auto Dealer Awards
  • Kelsey's Bar and Grill
  • Niagara Reinforcement project
  • BIM Vacuum Cleaners HTL Dental Promo Video
  • Barlow TV Radio
  • BMFL Flyover (England)
  • Fonebook Canada
  • Cellphone Advertising

MARTINWORKS has also donated its music catalog to six respected Canadian Film Schools across the country giving the next generation of filmmakers exposure to good Canadian content to work with.


Paul Martin

Brief History of Paul Martin

Paul Martin has been a professional musician for the past 40 years, having started at the tender age of 14 in the club and concert scene. Noted for his purist approach, he prefers his guitar plugged straight into an amplifier with no effects pedals in between. And he’s still a huge music fan.

Some notable highlights from a long pedigree include an International record deal with RCA by age 23, performing as Bo Diddley’s guitarist at the famous El Mocambo for two nights , thousands of live and televised concert performances and TV appearances in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Countless recording sessions in North America have included working with such notable artists as Kevin MacMichael (Robert Plant, The Cutting Crew) and Burton Cummings.

After several years of living and performing in both London England and New York City, Paul’s focus shifted to film and television, working in movie productions in Toronto, Vancouver, New York and Delhi, India.

In 1996 Martinworks Publishing was created and in 2005 he launched among the first music downloading websites.

Paul Martin now resides in Toronto Canada and retirement is still not part of his vocabulary.


Alexander 'Sascha' Tukatsch

Brief History of Alexander 'Sascha' Tukatsch

Alexander has been working with Martinworks on and off since its inception in various capacities, both as a session musician, recording engineer, producer, studio owner, co-performer, co-writer and finally co-producer of the next wave of Martinworks.

Alexander attended Berklee School of Music and with drumsticks in hand and drum program knowledge under his belt, has been travelling and working with Canadian and US performing and recording artists, among them Gordie Johnson, Platinum Blonde, Lee Aaron, The Parachute Club, Triumph, Glass Tiger, Rita Coolidge, Steve Lukather, Tim Cappello, Ray Parker Jr. and Mary Wilson, as well as a brush with the great Bob Dylan. He has made television appearances on such shows as War of The World and T and T featuring Mr. T.

His long time fascination with playing and recording instrumental music is just as strong today as ever, and continues to passionately experiment and work with sounds, both live and recorded.


Additional Team Credits

Website Programming:Rob Cooper
Visual Designs:Jessica Ewert/Digit Design
Original Logo:Patrick Duffy/Attention Design
Bio Photography:Richard Picton (Paul Martin) and Paul Reid for HotHouse Creative (Alex Tukatsch)