.masters at making music for picture and making the business part a pleasure.
Cathy Heller is the go-to artist when it comes to licensing music. She’s been written about in Variety, Billboard, the LA Weekly, USA Today, The Forward and more. Every artist wants to make a great living making music but most haven’t figured out how. For years Cathy has been blazing a new trail in the music industry, pitching her own music and now she’s helping other artists do the same!
She started her own licensing company, Catch The Moon Music in order to offer the same enthusiasm and personalized hustle to other artists music that she gives to her own. She is very much a people person and the relationships she has created in the ad agency world and with the music supervisors is second to none. She is a caring, hard working person. Having great music and being easy to work with has been a winning combination for her. Now in addition to her own licensing success, she’s helping other indie artists create a thriving career. What does it take to place a song in a national ad? How does an artist break through the noise? Cathy has figured out the secrets to licensing music and she’s sharing it with others.
What are the fees? We are happy to work with your budget. We make music for a living and feel grateful for that.
Where are you from? I’ve lived in NY, BOSTON, Tallahassee, Jerusalem, NYC and LA… In that order.
What’s your Starbucks order? Ice decaf grande 2 pump vanilla latte.
Ocean or Forest? Forest.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A great mom, a great wife, the best version of me, a good friend. A grateful, humble, kind person.
Can I send you music to listen to? Yes. I prefer Box.com links. No MP3s please.
How do I get a song licensed? Work hard, keep creating music, be polite and persistent and listen to what’s being used.
Happiest Place on Earth: In a hammock under the trees
Yummiest Snack: Ben and Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch Ice Cream
Favorite quote: “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn
Something new I’d like to try: Daily meditation
And now a word from Shel Silverstein. Thanks to my lovely sister for introducing me to this poem and framing it for me.