Film & TV composer and arranger Pete Coulman passed away on April 17 of cancer, three days before his 60th birthday. Coulman started out as a composer with the SOCAN pre-cursor organization CAPAC in 1982, and had a long and storied career in the music business. He was hand-picked by Tommy Banks to write the music charts for The Tommy Banks Show, a nationwide variety and talk show which aired on CBC-TV from 1971 to 1974. He also enjoyed a stint as the arranger for Tony Bennett, and has worked with such established fellow composers as Carl Lenox, Jack Lenz and Lou Pomanti, among others. More recently, he’d established an extremely successful career composing the music for various children’s programs, including The Adventures of Napkin Man, The Busytown Mysteries, The Doodlebops, Rolie Polie Olie, Super Why and Goosebumps. This work earned him three SOCAN Awards in the 2000s: In both 2011 and 2012, he won the SOCAN Domestic Animated Television Series Music Award for The Busytown Mysteries, co-composed with Carl Lenox and David Tedesco, and published by Cjar Music Publishing and ole; and in 2007 he won the SOCAN Children’s Music Award for The Doodlebops, co-composed with Carl Lenox, David Tedesco, John Rutledge and Lisa Lougheed, and published by Cjar Music Publishing.