Helen Austin

Helen Austin

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Folk - Alternative | BC, British Columbia, Canada
Total Song Plays: 4,239   
Member Since: 2009
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Helen Austin is a prolific singer/songwriter from the UK now living on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Helen is no stranger to the stage and has worked as a professional stand-up comedian for nearly 20 years

She now writes and records music full time. With her self-produced music videos getting over half a million viewers online, she has been earning accolades and acquiring fans from around the world.

From April 09 to April 2010 Helen wrote, produced and uploaded a new Song of the Week, each week onto her website. many of these songs will be on her upcoming Album, 'Song of the Week'.

Helen has signed contracts with several music publishers, and is currently working with pigFactory publishers and has had her music licensed in MTV shows, ads and in the upcoming movie 'Mayor Cupcake.

For all info please visit www.helenaustin.com.

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Recent TV Placements

CW - 'One Tree Hill'
MTV - 'Real World : New Orleans'
CW - 'Plain Jane'
CW - '90210'
CBS - 'Ghost Whisperer'


John Marble posted over 30 days ago to Helen Austin

Dear Helen,
I had the pleasure of reading some your in depth interviews/web articles on your transition into song licensure. The information you provided was invaluable! It led me to these and others sites, and after only a month I succesfully landed my first (small, but significant) licensing deal for two of my original compositions. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge. Best of luck to you! Sincerely, JC Marble

V Padla Gootee posted over 30 days ago

Hi Helen,

I just wanted to say "Hi" and tell you that I've read some articles that you wrote on Passive Promotion about your experience on licensing your music. It really has inspired me to continue on my own journey. What struck a chord with me the most is that you are also a mom like me. I've played the piano most of my life but never truly appreciated it until the last 5 or so years. I tried my hand at writing lyrics; even took online coursed through SongU but I just couldn't really "get it"- just didn't click for me. Eventually I realized that what I do enjoy is composing, creating music. I discovered the business of music licensing a couple of years ago, and I've been doing as much research as I can about it. I stumbled upon your article last year which led me to signing up with Broadjam, YouLicense, and SonicBids. I've only written 8-10 songs in the last year so I know I need to keep making music. But when it comes to writing music and doing research, I tend to get obsessed with it and barely pay much attention to my family, so I start to feel bad about it, then end up taking a few days off. It's a vicious cycle, really. Time management is a skill that has always been hard for me to master! ugh!! I also just realized today that you actually had a series of articles on Passive Promotion - I thought there was just one article. I definitely plan to read the rest of them. Anyway, thanks again for sharing your experience :o)

Hi. Helen. Congrats on being considered for the commercial placement.I think you would be perfect choice! Awesome job. I entered a commercial song "real good day" but I know it would be a long shot because my song wasn't mixed well and didn't have all the bells and whistles I wanted. My song was more energetic I guess for more of a shopping mall setting. Yours is more lad back, relaxing fit for a commercial of that kind. I'm going to work on my songs before I submit them again. Congrats again! Great job!

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