The Access Course is a program created for the songwriter, producer, and artist, who is serious about licensing music for TV Shows, Ads and Film. This program offers you an in depth mentorship to get you results, access to meet music supervisors and the opportunity to pitch your songs each month for actual TV shows, ads and more. This is the next level program to help you get your music heard, meet the gatekeepers and learn strategies for pitching your music. Hear first hand what music supervisors are looking for, create incredible music, have us review it, and ultimately create a living doing what you love.
What's inside the Course:
BONUS: Enroll by Jan 13th 2018 midnight pst and receive FREE ACCESS to our Annual Los Angeles LIVE 2-Day ACCESS EVENT - Not to be Missed. Limited seating available. Each attendee will get a one-on-one song feedback session w a music supervisor AND face to face time with licensing agents to share your songs, Mastermind sessions with Cathy Heller and Sonnet Simmons. (Held in Los Angeles. Does not include airfare or lodging.)
BONUS: Enroll by Jan 13th 2018 midnight pst and receive FREE ACCESS to our Annual Los Angeles LIVE 2-Day ACCESS EVENT
Cathy is the go to girl for all things music licensing. If you asked a music supervisor to name the indie artist they think has most cracked the code on how to be successful in this world, her name would be first to come to mind. She's famous for having hand crafted a career as a songwriter, starting her own licensing agency and helping other artists as well as herself to get their songs on TV. Her music has been featured in ads for McDonalds, Walmart, Kellogs and many TV shows, films and even a few theme songs. Her journey has been documented with full page magazine spreads like Variety, Billboard and the LA Weekly to name a few. She has spoken on the DIY hustle and how to reverse engineer your dream job at countless places such as UCLA, the Grammy Museum, Billboard Film/TV conference, ASCAP Expo, Berklee School of music and more.
Cathy hosts one of the top 20 podcasts, "Don't Keep Your Day Job". She's helping people everywhere figure out how to find more purpose, doing what their most passionate about full time. When she's not teaching or podcasting, Cathy is still songwriting. Most recently she wrote the main title theme song to a Netflix show, "Llama Llama", starring Jennifer Garner. In her free time she’s busy playing dress up with her little girls (6 and 4 and 1 years).
Sonnet is VP of Catch the Moon Music and award winning singer and songwriter. As VP of Catch the Moon Music, Sonnet finds great joy in helping other indie artists find homes for their songs in TV, Film, and Ads and make a living doing what they love. Between pitching to music supervisors, running the songwriting online course, and writing and performing her own music, Sonnet has a well rounded view of the music industry from all angles and is passionate about sharing the different aspects with her students around the world.
Sonnet was a top contestant on ABC Rising Star with Josh Gorban, Kesha and Ludicrous. Her own song placements include ad campaigns for Coca Cola, Overstock.com, Lee Jeans and more...A graduate from UCLA in Music, studying Opera, Jazz, and Pop. Most recently, Sonnet has been seen and heard singing at the Hollywood Bowl and Los Angeles Disney Concert Hall with Kamasi Washington and Miles Mosley.
Sonnet lives in LA with her husband and a baby girl on the way. :)
Taking Cathy and Sonnet's course was probably the best action I've taken for my career to date. Not only are Cathy and Sonnet inspiring and knowledgeable, they held me and my classmates to account for producing the best work we could possibly produce. The biggest gift though is the community they've been able to create. My song "Don't Stop" just got its first placement on MTV, that makes three placements this year, and that and most of my current work would never have even happened were it not for the contacts, friends and feedback I got from the incredibly supportive and talented community Cathy and Sonnet have built. I'm more active and empowered than I've ever been in 23 years or making records! I'm super grateful, and I can't wait for the next chapter!
Cathy's course was the exact tool I needed to get a leg up on music licensing. Since enrolling, I've signed with 4 agencies, had one placement on MTV's Teen Mom OG (produced by a classmate), and have made more solid connections with songwriters and producers than I have my entire career. The content is well thought out and the accountability you receive through Cathy herself and Sonnet are priceless. I cannot imagine not having taken this class. Many thanks!!
Charles Michael Brotman - Grammy award-winning composer/producer
Kudos to Cathy and Sonnet for putting together a great class. My sister, who registered first, told me about it. We run an indie record label and recording studio here in Hawaii, and I am a composer/producer/songwriter. Those of us who create music for a living are always looking for ways to learn and grow, and the class gave me a big push into areas that I wouldn’t otherwise have explored. The tools that Cathy and Sonnet teach are great – really useful both in the art and the business– but one of the biggest surprises for me was the terrific network of amazing talent that emerged in the class. The class members have become an international community of like-minded artists all collaborating and helping each other’s careers. Pretty amazing…
Kim Krenik - Songwriter and Artist
I can’t say enough about Cathy Heller’s courses. In 2017, I accomplished more than I imagined I could through taking her Six Figure class. I signed 3 songs to Catch the Moon Music, 8 songs to Crucial Music, met three music supervisors who have downloaded my music, have my music in the Triple Scoop catalogue, 5 licenses with Songtradr, and met (thanks to Cathy) other licensing agents who are actively pitching my songs. I made a database of all the songs I have completed and realized that over the course of last year I had a part in creating 36 new songs for licensing. I’m also blown away at how comfortable I am with pitching my music directly to people. I used to be so nervous about it, but Cathy has taught me so much, that now I actually enjoy it! I continue to grow and learn every day in her Access class, where now I have set my goals higher, and I am finding more opportunity than ever before to create and pitch music.
I absolutely love Cathy Heller and Sonnet, they shine brightly on this planet! For me, this was a game-changing/life-changing class.
Janine - Songwriter, Artists
"Taking Cathy Heller's class has really opened my eyes to the possibilities open to songwriters. I had always vaguely heard about writing for ads, film, and TV in the backdrop, but never actually explored this area at all or knew how to get into this particular field. I heard from a friend who was taking this class and I decided to join as well. I'm so glad that I did! I had been writing "artist songs" for a long time and that's what I knew, but this class really taught me how to write for sync, which is a completely different kind of writing. Now I know what to do and then what to do with my song once it is finished. I've also connected and cowritten songs with other wonderful and talented members of this class and it's been a pleasure to create songs that you know will work for this market. There's no guessing. It's all laid out for you and very straight forward.....a musical map! Then, you apply the creativity, grit, research, persistence, and hustle to get it done. There is such a wealth of information in this class and it's inspiring for me to listen to Cathy's webinars and Listening Sessions all the time. She's kind, warm, helpful, and constantly cheering you on. Both Cathy and Sonnet are consistently and constantly working to provide current and up-to-the-minute information. They truly have their pulse on this industry. I am and I will continue to create many marketable and sync-friendly songs through this course. Be open to learning a new approach music, work hard and apply some musical elbow grease, commit, trust the process, and you can do it too!"