How to Get Your First Sync Placement: Live Webinar With Cathy Heller

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Cathy Heller has informed us that due to an unexpected family emergency, she's unable to do the webinar this Sunday. We unfortunately have no choice but to put it on hold and close registration for the time being. We'll update this event page as soon as we have more information about rescheduling it. Thanks so much for understanding, and feel free to email lisa@songwriterlink.com if you have any questions in the meantime.


Want to learn the secrets of a DIY songwriter who figured out how to earn six figures each year licensing her music for TV and film?

The early stages of your songwriting career can be both exciting and frustrating: you're sitting on dozens of songs with lots of promise, but you have no idea what the next steps are to actually start earning money with those songs.

In this webinar hosted by SongwriterLink founder Lisa Occhino, special guest Cathy Heller will share tried-and-true tips, advice, and action steps to start licensing your music and turn your passion into your career.

By the end of this webinar, you will:

  • Understand what truly goes into the process of getting a sync placement, from start to finish

  • Know the specific qualities of songs that get licensed vs. those that don't

  • Understand what music supervisors are looking for — and how to get taken seriously when you pitch them

  • Have an action plan to get your very first song licensed

  • Have your music licensing questions answered by Cathy Heller in a live Q&A session

Join the conversation: #SongwriterLinkLive

Here's some social media love from attendees of one of our previous webinars:

"Great webinar by @SongwriterLink! It has me enthused to make songwriting my profession. Can't wait for the day! Thank you #SongWriterLinkLive"@AshhMon on Twitter

"Great webinar very insightful I learned a lot :)"Michael Green on Facebook


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. In just a few short months, Cathy’s podcast has climbed high up on the iTunes charts, is sponsored by world-class brands, and draws thousands of listeners to feast upon each inspiring episode.

Cathy has been famous for having handcrafted a career as a songwriter, licensing her music to film/TV and advertising. Songs of hers have been featured in ads for McDonalds, Walmart, Kellogg's, 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 her own an agency, Catch the Moon Music, 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 College of Music, and more.


Lisa Occhino is an award-winning songwriter and the founder of songwriting collaboration website SongwriterLink. She's also a marketing consultant, freelance writer, and editor for several music companies, including Bandzoogle, ReverbNation, and Soundfly. Previously, she served as the managing editor at Sonicbids, where she spent her days working with music industry experts to provide independent artists with music career advice.

Lisa was accepted to Berklee College of Music on a songwriting scholarship and graduated summa cum laude with a music business degree. In addition to her experience in music journalism and music tech, Lisa honed her industry skills and knowledge at a boutique booking agency and renowned music publishing companies such as BMG Chrysalis and Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.


SongwriterLink is a free songwriting collaboration website that makes finding the perfect co-writer faster and more efficient than ever before. It’s the only website that uses matching engine technology – the same kind that dating websites use – to help find you exactly the type of songwriters you’re looking for. Whether you’re looking to score a publishing deal or want to collaborate just for fun, SongwriterLink’s matching algorithm will pair you up with other songwriters who share your same goals and passion.



When you select the "serious songwriter" registration package for just $4 more, you'll not only get both live and on-demand access to the webinar, but also valuable bonus resources and special offers specifically tailored towards songwriters who are serious about their music careers – at a huge discount!


SongwriterLink members get a big discount on all registration packages for this webinar. Join for free at songwriterlink.com, then log into your account and you'll see the promo code right on your account page.


If you select a registration option that includes access to the video recording of the webinar, you'll still be able to watch the whole thing afterwards as many times as you'd like, even if you miss part or all of the live broadcast. However, should you choose to cancel your registration for any reason, full refunds will be given (for all registration options) through June 10, 2017. If you want to cancel the day of the webinar (June 11, 2017), we unfortunately cannot provide you with a refund.


Email lisa@songwriterlink.com.

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