Craig is a popular guest speaker and panelist at music conferences and events. If you would like him to speak at your event, please feel free to drop him a line!

Some of his most recent event topics included:
Music Licensing
Creating Revenue Streams for Artists
Composing for Film, Television, and Video Games
Music Education
The Business of Music


Previous events


The Travel Channel television show "Paranormal Emergency" is using Craig's music in 4 episodes this season!


"Evidence Of Evil" airing on CBS Reality, is using Craig's music in their new season of programming!


"Lock It In" on Fox Sports 1 is using Craig's retro rock tune "That Seventies Vibe" on their show!


Craig's music used on Fox NFL Thursday Pregame Show!


Craig's Music Appears on The Daily Planet television show on CTV

Craig's music is in the new History Television Series "Cars That Made America" hosted by Dale Earnhardt Jr.


Craig to be a guest at the Island Fringe Festival

Startup Zone, 31 Queen Street , Charlottetown

Presented as part of the 2017 PEI Fringe Festival:

Presented in a talk show style format, "What's So Funny About...?" pairs a group of comedians with guests from unique fields or careers and tries to find out... what's so funny about it! Guests could be anything, from scientists, musicians, or even professional wrestlers! The whole thing is produced and hosted by Sam MacDonald, 2017 winner of PEI's Funniest Person presented by James Mullinger's Comedy Bootcamp and Co-hosted by the Popalopalots' very own Dylan Miller. Come have a chuckle, or even a titter, and maybe even learn a thing or two!

Our third guest is... Craig Dodge

Craig is an award winning classically trained film, television, and video game composer and audio designer.

As a film and television composer, his music is currently heard in over 120 films and television shows airing daily in over 110 countries worldwide. He has also composed music for over 35 video games, while also acting as the lead audio designer for the projects.

One of Craig’s greatest strengths is his ability to write in a variety of musical styles and genres, and he works closely with all of his clients to determine the exact musical needs for their respective projects.

An avid music educator and guest speaker, he teaches Film, Television, and Video Game Music at the University of Prince Edward Island, and How to License Your Music in Film, Television, Advertising and Games" at Holland College.

His company, Taris Studios Inc., provides music and audio design for the video game and app development industries.

He has worked for distinguished companies such as National Geographic, A&E Television, History Television, BBC, Barclay’s Premier League, New York Knicks/MSG Basketball, National Football League, National Hockey League, CTV/Bell Media, Fox, NBC, CNN, Six Flags, MTV, KAO/Jergens Skin Care Products, Discovery Channel, and Disney.

Some of the places where his music is heard

NOTE: Patron Pins are required to access all Island Fringe shows. Patron Pins are $5 (one-time purchase) and available from our info booth on Vic Row, as well as at all of the shows. All Island FRINGE shows are admission by donation, with 100% of donations going directly to the participating artists.

The Unreal Engine Marketplace has a HUGE sale on all of Craig's Video Game Music for Game Developers!

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Unreal Engine Marketplace


Craig to speak on Making Music For the Modern World - How to license your music for multiple media platforms at the Bell Aliant Canadian Song Conference

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Rodds Charlottetown Hotel

Craig's music is being used in The Amazing World of Gumball on the Cartoon Network

Craig to be a guest panelist on music licensing and a mentor at the East Coast Music Awards in Saint John, New Brunswick

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Hilton Saint John , Saint John

Craig will be guest panelist on licensing your music for film, television, video games and advertising at the East Coast Music Awards in April! He will also be doing mentoring sessions for artists, performers, composers and managers!


Craig to perform at the "Beat The Winter Blues Concert!"

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Holland College School of Performing Arts (SoPA) , 140 Weymouth Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Students, alumni and faculty from Holland College’s School of Performing Arts (SoPA) Music Performance program will help you beat the winter blues with a fundraising concert on Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 in the Florence Simmons Performance Hall.

SoPA music students come from as far away as Italy, Sweden, the Bahamas, and even Zimbabwe, and from as close to home as Charlottetown. One thing they all have in common is unbelievable talent. The concert is an opportunity for the music community of Prince Edward Island and the general public to see just how accomplished these young musicians are. In addition to current students, alumni will join in the fun, including Bruce Rooney and Evan McCosham from the popular band Coyote; and faculty will also hit the stage, including Alan Dowling, Sean Ferris, Alan White, Chad Deagle, and Joey Kitson. Kerry Wynne MacLeod will emcee the concert.

Admission: $10 Ticket are available in advance from the Florence Simmons Performance Hall box office, any SoPA Music Performance faculty member, Long and McQuade, or from the SoPA music building at 275 Kent Street in Charlottetown.

Please note: Storm date is March 3, 7:3O

Craig's course on How to License Your Music in Film, Television, and Video Games at Holland College begins again in January 2017!

Holland College, Prince of Wales Campus, Weymouth, Charlottetown

This course is open to the public as well! Learn how to have your music placed in films, television shows, video games and other media. The course covers how a musician can create revenue from their original songs, and compositions. Students will learn about music formats for various media, the various styles to compose for successful placements, licensing agreements, where and how to pitch their music, and much more!

A Huge 50% Christmas Sale on Craig's Video Game Music For Game Developers at the Unreal Engine Marketplace!

 —  — If you are a game developer, here is your chance to pick up great music in many genres for your game project! For a limited time Craig's video game music is 50% off at the Unreal Engine Marketplace!