NEWS

'SLEEP' NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE 

Nat Jay is excited to share the first single off her upcoming album! 'Sleep' is now available on all digital platforms.  Read on to hear the story behind "Sleep."  

I wrote “Sleep” with my producer Ovi on a day we were particularly tired. We both have difficulty with our health and this affects our sleep very much. "How did you sleep?" became one of the first questions we would ask each other upon arriving at the studio. 

For Ovi, his health condition has turned him into an insomniac. One day Ovi described to me how he feels like he lives in two different worlds: one in the daytime, where he has his normal family life and works on music at his studio, and one where it's just him against the night, where he is so tired and tries everything to fall asleep, but sleep doesn't come. 

On the day we wrote "Sleep," we both came into the studio exhausted, and I thought, "What could we possible produce today that is in any way good." But then Ovi started playing with those bell sounds that you can hear at the beginning, and to me they felt like "sleepy sounds," so I told Ovi I was going to write a song about sleep for him, and decided to try and create that nighttime world he had described to me. 

After writing the song, it has morphed into a bigger picture for me on how difficult it is to live with a physical illness, a mental illness, or a disability, to find an escape from it, and to try and reconcile this part of ourselves with the ambitions of our everyday lives. 

I chose this song as the first single as it always felt like the coolest track on the album. Its pentatonic-like melody gives it an eerie quality that is supported by descriptive lyrics and ghostly production, and it feels like all those elements combined to create the exact sound I wanted to introduce this album and my new, more electronic sound. 

Sleep helps our bodies and minds recover and reset, but so can listening to music, so I hope this song brings you some positive energy, as writing it did for me. 

               You can listen to "Sleep" here: bnd.lc/sleep 

I hope this finds you well, friends and I looking forward to connecting with you much more often this Fall. Your support means the world as I release my new art into the universe! 

With love + music, 
 

Nat Jay

NAT JAY SIGNS WITH SYNCSTORIES  

For immediate release: June 24, 2019 

NAT JAY SIGNS WITH SYNCSTORIES 

(Vancouver/Los Angeles) ~ Singer, songwriter, and recording artist Nat Jay is excited to announce that she has signed a deal to work with Los Angeles company, SyncStories. Over the last few years, the songstress has accumulated over 30 sync placements in Film + TV, with her songs appearing on major networks around the world. Not only is this an impressive feat for a self-managed, self-published indie artist, but it has also earned her an international fan base. 

SyncStories is a one-stop music licensing and publishing company and will be representing Nat Jay's sync catalogue throughout the world, excluding Canada. With new music expected out later this year, the timing is perfect for this union. "I was determined to expand my team with the release of my upcoming album," says Jay. "Getting sync placements has been my main M.O. as an artist, so I knew it would be a good place to start. I'm confident that SyncStories is the right partner to take my music into new territories and uncover opportunities to showcase my music and my abilities. I'm looking forward to working under the guidance of Cassie and Eric's extensive knowledge and love that they're right in the thick of things down in L.A." 

SyncStories is a dynamic partnership between CEO, Eric Vasquez and President, Cassie Lord. The organization merges first-rate indie artists, world class production music libraries, and custom music services, providing one-stop music licensing and creative solutions for the TV, Film, and Interactive Media industries. Still in its beginning stages, SyncStories was founded as an “artist and composer first” music company, and has already seen great success using this approach, with placements in productions like Glow, Ibiza, Avengers: End Game, Narcos, Master Chef, Paddington 2, Nashville, and many more. 

CEO, Eric Vasquez’s music career spans well over 20 years as a musician, composer, A&R, producer, entrepreneur, and recording engineer, in addition to an 8-year touring career as drummer for early 80’s iconic punk rock band, “Dr.Know.” As a composer and music producer, Vasquez has produced hundreds of original songs and compositions that can be heard on numerous television shows, films, and advertisements. As former President and Founder of 5 Alarm Music (acquired by Ole in 2016), SyncStories President Cassie Lord directed production and operations resulting in music heard on many TV and Film projects, including Game of Thrones, X-Men, Godzilla, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Stranger Things, Narcos, Modern Family, True Blood; and commercials such as Dodge, Old Navy, and Pepsi, to name a few. She also spearheaded the formation of the Film and Television Divisions for APM Music and FirstCom over a 16-year span. 

Nat Jay will have further announcements regarding her new music in the near future. In the meantime, she continues to administer her music licensing initiatives in Canada, while focused on planning her upcoming release and growing her team. 

www.natjay.com 
www.syncstories.com 

NAT JAY ANNOUNCES VANCOUVER SEMINAR SERIES 

Nat Jay is excited to announce she'll be running her first series of seminars for the public in February! Along with her popular Music Licensing seminar, she will be sharing her knowledge in a new seminar about Grants. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AT WWW.NATJAY.COM/SEMINAR.

An Introduction to Music Licensing in Film & TV
Sunday, February 17
1-4pm @ VSO School of Music

An Introduction to Music Grants in Canada
Sunday, February 24 
1-4pm @ VSO School of Music

REGISTRATION REQUIRED AT WWW.NATJAY.COM/SEMINAR

NAT JAY MUSIC FOR YOUR HOLIDAY LISTENING PLEASURE 

Nat Jay wishes everyone an amazing holiday season filled with family, friends, fun, and food!! And of course, music. Don't forget to add her songs to your holiday playlists! All available on Spotify and Apple Music.

Stoke the Fire (EP)
Christmas In Paradise (single)
Green Trees Red Hearts (single - available on Light Organ Records: Our First Christmas compilation)

NAT JAY RUNS FOR MUSIC BC BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

"Excited to announce that I’ll be running for the Music BC Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting on November 8! 🎉 

I previously sat on the Board for 4 years and I’m newly inspired by Music BC’s current leadership and initiatives in engaging, educating, and equipping BC artists for success. It’s so important that the Board of Directors has an artist’s voice and perspective representing the interests of BC musicians and I’d love to be your advocate. 

But I will need your help to get elected to the Board! 

1. Voting is open to all Music BC members! So if you’re not a member yet, sign up at http://membership.musicbc.org/join 

2. It would be awesome to see as many of you as possible at the AGM to vote on November 8, but if you can’t make it in person, for the first time ever, ONLINE VOTING will be available! 

Stay tuned for more info and thanks in advance for your support! 

-Nat"

"EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE" ON SPOTIFY/APPLE MUSIC + VIDEO 

Nat Jay is excited to finally announce the release of "Every Breath You Take" on streaming platforms for your listening pleasure! The single can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, or pretty much anywhere you stream or purchase music. She celebrates with the release of this special behind-the-scenes video:

Three years ago today, my cover of "Every Breath You Take" won a radio contest and I wasn't ready for it. Then I was releasing other music and kept putting things off. I'm so happy to announce that this track is FINALLY available on Spotify and Apple Music for your playlisting pleasure! 

Take a look at this awesome video, filmed and edited by Greg Gillespie, documenting the day Winston Hauschild and I recorded the song at Afterlife Studios in Vancouver with three of the city's top players, Pat Steward (drums), Darren Parris (bass), and Kevin Coles (guitar + piano).

NAT JAY IN THE STUDIO 

Nat Jay has been busy at work in the studio this summer recording her next album with producer Ovi. Here are a few photos from the studio--follow Nat on Instagram for more @OfficialNatJay.