NEXT SEMINAR: SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2018
STEP 1 - YOUR INFO
STEP 2 - PAYMENT
-the licensing process: songwriting to post-placement
-the key players in the licensing game
-best/worst ways to connect with a music supervisor
-what a license looks like and its important elements
-red flags to look for when licensing your music
ABOUT NAT JAY
Since releasing her first demo in 2007, Nat Jay's pop-folk songs have accumulated more than thirty placements in film and TV shows, such as The Hills, The City, Awkward, Heartland, Degrassi, Continuum, Bitten, Motive, and Australia's Winners & Losers. Most recently her music can be heard in films Holiday Joy on ABC Family/Freeform, The Perferct Bride, Miss Christmas, and Winter's Dream on Hallmark Channel, and in Syfy's new thriller series, Ghost Wars. An accomplishment for any independent artist, this success has not only built her a reputation in the Canadian music industry, but has also garnered her fans from countries around the world.
Nat Jay’s entrance into sync licensing came through a fateful turn of events when the first song she ever recorded – an unmixed, unmastered demo of her song "Love When I Can” – was placed in an emotional end-of-episode montage of the ABC series, Men In Trees, in 2008. Since then, she has done everything she can to develop her knowledge and network in this sector of the industry. She is a regular guest lecturer at schools such as Nimbus School of Recording & Media, the Pacific Audio Visual Institute, and Langara College, and has been asked to speak on panels for Canadian Music Week, BreakOut West, SOCAN, and Music BC. After being asked frequently by other artists about her success in licensing, she now shares her knowledge with her peers in her own seminars, “An Indie Artist’s Guide to Music Licensing in Film & TV."
Nat Jay’s debut full-length, All I Think When I Wake Up, was a 2015 WCMA nominee for Pop Recording of the Year. In September 2015, she also released the Quiet Dreams EP and was a 2nd place winner in LG 104.3FM's VanCOVER contest for her cover of Sting's "Every Breath You Take." In December 2016, Nat Jay collaborated with electronic production duo, Cookie Cartel, to release the EP, Stoke the Fire, which Exclaim! described as "what it might sound like if the Postal Service were to make a Christmas EP," and CBC included in their coveted holiday playlist. Nat Jay is currently working on her next album with the assistance of FACTOR and the BC Music Fund.