instinct entertainment is a music supervision, licensing and creative consultation company based in toronto, canada. we also have an office out of los angeles. we work with all screen-based, filmed media producers + directors, worldwide.


at instinct, we are music, film and tv lovers above everything else; our unbridled passion for music drives us to find the best songs for all of your projects.  we are collaborators, creative thinkers and engaged in each project to help fulfil the visions of producers/directors.



music supervisor

michael has placed thousands of songs in tv shows, feature films and documentaries, seen and heard around the world.  he has been working in the music/film/tv industries for 20+ years.

michael has been asked to moderate and speak on panels around the world, including:  sweden, finland, norway, poland, miami, new york, cannes, calgary, halifax, toronto.
currently, he is the president of the guild of music supervisors, canada and a 2-time award-winner at the inaugural Canadian Sync Awards in 2018.

'mp' is also an avid toronto maple leafs fan,  loves to travel and will never pass up a long walk on a beach (as he’s never near one).

"every day above ground is a good day"

- bernstein from scarface


music supervisor

dondrea is an award winning music supervisor at instinct entertainment founded by michael perlmutter.

originally from toronto, but now residing in los angeles, dondrea has had the miraculous opportunity of working on a number of television shows such as, beauty and the beast (showcase/cw), degrassi (netflix/family channel), ten days in the valley (cbs), private eyes (global) and indie films, kiss and cry, firecrackers and the new romantic

dondrea has also played a large and active role in producing the canadian music café during the toronto international film festival. (2014 – 2018).

she is a member of the television academy of arts and sciences and a guild of music supervisor.

“you’ve got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative”

– johnny mercer


music supervisor

mikaila is a media addict with a spiritualized tattoo and a love of all things radiohead.

she supervises and licences music for tv (condor, vikings, mary kills people, the handmaid’s tale s1), and film (the grizzlies, seven in heavenan american dream: the education of william bowman, hevn).

her talents include reciting austin powers in its entirety and eating thai food in excess.

“don’t let the world lay heavy on your soul”

- jason pierce, spiritualized