The Access Program is a year long program created for the songwriter, producer, and artist, who have songs ready for placement in TV, films and commercials. This program offers you access to meet and hear from music supervisors and pitching companies each month. This is the next level program to help you get your music heard, meet the gatekeepers, learn strategies for pitching your music, and ultimately create a living doing what you love.
Access you will have through the year:
This program is all about access and is for the self-starter who has created the music and now needs to get it to the right people. Being an artist can feel isolating, you are not alone. This program will also give access to a community and the Access Program team to help you stay on task, feel inspired, and motivated every day to take action toward your dreams.
Prerequisite: Enrollment open to students from past classes (6 Figure Songwriting, Money In Music, or 21 Day Challenge) or by audition. To audition, email Sonnet@catchthemoonmusic.com 3 songs and a little about who you are and why you want to join this program.
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. :)
As the creator and host of the popular podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job, Cathy Heller is growing one of the biggest, most engaged audiences in the podcast world. Heller’s mission is to offer real tools and insight to help others find a sense of purpose and new- found fulfillment in their work. Far too many people live lives of quiet desperation and never find a way to express their unique gift. Heller is driven to see more people happily making a living doing what they love. Despite the cynics, the evidence is there that many have made careers from what they most enjoy. Whether it’s baking, screenwriting, sewing, painting or dance, it’s certainly attainable to turn your passion into profit. Heller’s listeners are already writing in about the steps her show has inspired them to take.
Prior to her podcast, Cathy was famous for having hand crafted a career as a songwriter, licensing her music to Film/TV and Advertising. Songs of hers have been featured in ads for McDonalds, Walmart, Kellogs and many TV shows, films and even a few theme songs. Her journey has been documented in magazines and newspapers, like Variety, Billboard and the LA Weekly. After earning multi-six figures each year with her own songs, she started an agency, helping other artists to do the same. 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.
A graduate from Florida State University, Heller currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three daughters. When not podcasting, teaching or speaking Cathy is still songwriting. Most recently she wrote the main title theme song to a show called Llama Llama, soon to be out on Netflix, starring Jennifer Garner. In her free time she’s busy playing dress up with her little girls (5 and 3 years old) and enjoying the youngest, Madeleine, who is 11 months.
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 am so blessed to have been introduced to Six Figure Songwriting with Cathy Heller. Over the course of a year, I have connected with and collaborated with several songwriters and producers, and created music that is unlike anything I have written in the past.
Cathy introduced us to agents and music supervisors who have listened to my music, given me personal feedback, and some have even accepted my songs and have been pitching them to directors. Cathy has spent years developing relationships and building the trust of the gate keepers to the film, tv and ad agency. In her class, she generously shared all she has learned with us.
There were times over the course of the year when I wanted to give up, and right at the perfect time Cathy or her VP, Sonnet would post a Facebook live video with the exact words I needed, reminding me to turn around my negative thoughts and have faith. Sonnet, was amazing at checking in everyday, answering our questions, encouraging us and educating us. She kept our group close and was a huge part of why the class was so special.
Since class ended, I have a much better understanding and grasp on how to work smartly (rather than spinning wheels) toward my goal of being a full-time songwriter for sync licensing. Some of my fellow classmates and I have a smaller focus group where we give each other feedback, and set up cowriting sessions, and share contacts/pitching opportunities. Talk about empowering the people!
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!"