Daniel LeBlanc bio
Entrepreneur Daniel LeBlanc continues to reinvent himself and the way he does business to successfully navigate the ever-changing economic landscape of the music, multi-media and creative industries.
A musician and award-winning music producer, composer and arranger. LeBlanc has based his career and life on the belief that success involves passion, drive, hard work, situational awareness and a willingness to embrace change while employing a ‘never quit’ attitude.
LeBlanc’s career began early. A gifted musician, LeBlanc was performing in clubs before the age of ten. At 13 he had recorded his first EP with Legal Limits for Quality Records, Canada, followed two years later by a second album for FM Records, UK. By the age of 15 LeBlanc was on the road full time, performing over 300 shows per year for the next three years.
At 18, LeBlanc began to hone his skills as a music producer, jingle writer, programmer and engineer at The Air Company in Toronto. He worked there for a year before starting his first corporation, Headliner Productions Inc., which focused on audio and sound design.
After a few years on his own, LeBlanc moved into the offices of Pirate Radio and Television as a freelance composer and producer. He worked on a multitude of television and radio commercials over a six-year span for major clients such as Coca Cola, McDonalds, Sears, Molson, Wal-Mart, Scotia Bank, IBM and BMW.
LeBlanc’s career was in overdrive in the years that followed. He scored and composed songs for TV and film projects that included Adventure Inc., Psi-Factor, My Scene-Masquerade Madness, Freakshow, Balance of Power, Outcast, Beyblade, Bakugan, Carebears, Rogers Sportsnet & Hockey Night in Canada. At the same time he was writing songs/producing records with talent such as Julian Austin, Dean McTaggart, Alanis Morisette, Harry Hess, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Rockie Lynne, Melanie Doane and Saskia Garel. LeBlanc has received gold and platinum awards and has been nominated for CCMA Record Producer of the Year three times.
With more creative control and autonomy LeBlanc was able to pursue additional creative opportunities. His ability to work at a high level in a multitude of musical genres led to his biggest ongoing accomplishment yet.
As a solo artist, Leblanc has released 100 albums in various genres, which are all available on streaming services worldwide. In addition to the albums, he has created a massive production music library that has grown into one of the largest and most diverse independently owned catalogues on the planet. In 2017 LeBlanc established production music licensing company Sid Sonic while at the same time continuing to sub-license his library through other sources world-wide.
Film & Television
Adventure Inc. – TV Show Score – starring Michael Beihn
Balance of Power – Film Score – starring Billy Blanks
Beyblade – Animated TV ShowTheme
Bakugan – Animated TV Show Theme
Carebears, Journey To Joke-A-Lot – Songs
Freakshow – Film Score – starring Audrey Landers
Outcast – Film Score – starring Peter Read, John Tench
Psi Factor – TV Show Score – starring Dan Akroyd, Matt Frewer
Sportsnet News Show Theme
Hockey Night in Canada – Theme arr. & pre-game show song
Outhouse – TV Show Theme – Outdoor Life Network
My Scene, Movie Score – Masquerade Madness
Teletoon – Complete ID package
Sesame Street – Various scoring projects
Producer, Engineer & Mixing Credits
Julian Austin, Back in Your Life
Emilie-Claire Barlow, The Beat Goes On
Julian Austin, What My Heart Already Knows
Julian Austin, One 4 One
Melanie Doane, 1,000 Nights
Ashley Matte, Colors
Emilie-Claire Barlow, The Very Thought Of You
Creighton Doane, Gladly The Cross Eyed Bear
Louise Kent, Courage
Saskia Garel, Movin’ On
Emilie-Claire Barlow, Haven’t We Met
Rockie Lynne, Big Time In A Small World
Emilie-Claire Barlow, Winter Wonderland
Jalayne Tradler, Your Touch Heals Me
Michael Zee, Candyland
Andrea, self titled
Emilie-Claire Barlow, Like A Lover
A partial list of commercials LeBlanc has composed/produced.
Milk-Canadian Dairy Farmers
The Movie Network
Uncle Bens Rice
A T & T
Red Rose Tea
Royal Canadian Mint
Bank Of Montreal
Miller Genuine Draft
Heart & Stroke Foundation
Casey’s Grill house
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