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The Handmaid's Tale's Michael Perlmutter on the rise of the music supervisor

Perlmutter talks about the growing respect for the role of the music supervisor on television shows.
A still from The Handmaid's Tale, featuring Elisabeth Moss (left) and Samira Wiley. (Hulu / George Kraychyk)
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If you saw the recent adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale than you heard the work of Michael Perlmutter, even though you may never have heard of him.

Perlmutter, a music supervisor, is happy he's been recognized for this work on The Handmaid's Tale because he says it's part of a larger focus on the craft and art of music supervision that's happening right now — which also includes finally making them eligible for Emmy awards. 

Perlmutter has also worked on Degrassi, the Next Generation, Queer as Folk and Fargo. He talks to q guest host Ali Hassan about a profession that's been gaining more attention and respect. 

Read more about Perlmutter's work on The Handmaid's Tale over at CBC Music.

— Produced by Dawna Dingwall

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