NEWS

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.

SONGWRITER'S ASSOCIATION OF CANADA WELCOMES NAT JAY AS NEW PRO MEMBER 

Along with several other celebrated Canadian songwriters, Nat Jay has been invited to join the Songwriter's Association of Canada as an Elite Pro Member. 

"S.A.C. is thrilled to announce Serena Ryder, Nat Jay, Quake Matthews and Hill Kourkoutisas our newest Pro Members representing the music creator community. Excitement at the association this week is evident as we welcome these celebrated songwriters."

NAT JAY ANNOUNCES PRODUCER FOR NEW ALBUM! 

Nat Jay is so excited to announce she'll be partnering with award-winning producer, Ovi Bistriceanu, on her upcoming album. The two will be recording throughout the summer and will be finished by Fall.

"I couldn't be happier to be collaborating with Ovi. We've been friends for a while and neighbours for even longer, so it's cool to be coming together on this project. I think we both felt like something special was happening when we wrote together earlier this month and we can't wait to dive into this album and see what we come up with," says Nat.

While Nat hasn't determined a release date yet, she hopes to share her new music with fans in 2019.