Hill Kourkoutis is a revered and cherished music contributor from Canada. She is an accomplished producer, songwriter, composer, artist, musician, and director who works out of her Toronto studio, The Lair. Hill is also a devoted mentor to a diverse group of emerging writers and writers.

Most recently, Hill played on, produced and mixed Leela Gilday’s award-winning album North Star Calling. That album won both the 2021 Canadian Folk Music Award for Indigenous Songwriter of the Year and the 2021 Juno Award for Indigenous Artist of the Year.

Additionally, along with Juno-winning artist Serena Ryder, she produced and co-wrote the theme song and the end title song for Universal Kids’ Remy and Boo animated children’s television show which was one of the overall top 3 premieres of 2020. Hill produced and co-wrote the theme song for Disney’s Dino Ranch, a children’s series which was rated the #1 pre-school series in the United States. Most recently, she collaborated with Damhnait Doyle on songs for Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go.

Spanning her career, Hill has produced albums and/or singles for Leela Gilday, Royal Wood, Jules (“Before You Picked Her” #1 CBC, Top 40 Alternative Radio), POESY (Top 40 Alternative Rock Radio), Digging Roots, Amanda Rheaume, Cassie Dasilva, SATE, Madison Violet, Pavlo and Martha and the Muffins. She has done remixes for July Talk, Adam Cohen, Dear Rouge, Good Lovelies and Jill Barber.

Her songs have been recorded by Poesy (Big Machine), Meghan Patrick (Warner), SATE, and Graph to name a few. She has also composed music for The Adventures of Napkin Man (CBC) and Blowback (Heat Mansion). Her songs have appeared in television shows and films such as Kim’s Convenience (CBC), Degrassi: The Next Generation (MuchMusic/MTV), Killjoys (Space/Syfy), and Offspring (Network Ten) as well as ads for Cadillac, Urban Planet and Virgin Mobile.

As a musician, Kourkoutis has had the honour of playing with artists such as The Weeknd, Serena Ryder, and Tara Slone and, for two seasons on the CTV series, The Launch, performing as lead guitarist in the show's house band.

As a music video director she has directed videos for Mother Mother, Sass Jordan, Serena Ryder, Tara Slone, You Say Party!, Alex Cuba, Canadian Idol winner Theo Tams and "The Next Star" (YTV).

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