"Every track on this project represents the awesomeness that is Helen Austin the artist, musician and songwriter." - I Am Entertainment Magazine

 

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NEWS 2010

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November

Helen tavelled to LA recently to attend the Taxi Road Rally, where she was one of just three songwriters who will get to perform for ASCAP's Ralph Murphy who will critique her song. Read all about her trip in her latest Blog.

Helen was recently interviewed by MicControl about music licensing. You can read the interview here.

'Happy' was placed in a promo video for some lovely journals from PaperBlanks in Japan. The song isl also their 'on hold' music!

'Perfect Girl' has just been placed in a South Korean flooring ad. Click here to watch and to also see Helen's Korean album release!

After being asked many times about getting music licensed, Helen was asked by Passive Promotion to write and article called 4 Steps to Film and TV Placement, which has also been published on the Music Think Tank website.

MTV has used many of Helen's songs in The Real World New Orleans season 2.

October

Helen is headed down to Delaware to showcase at the Dewey Beach Music Conference. She had a great time and here is her blog about it.

Helen has been chosen to showcase at Pacific Contact held by The BC Touring Council held in April in Vancouver.

After requests, the songs that have been placed in various shows have been uploaded onto itunes.

"Crossroads", "It's Me", "Fall Apart" and "Hello"are available now.

September

'Happy' has just been placed in two South Korean commercials for KUMHO TIRES.

Here they are on youtube!!

 

Women Of Substance Radio made Helen their featured artist of the month for September.

Just had confirmation that 'Almost' has been placed in a dark, indie movie called 'Everything Must Go'.

"It's Me" was used once again in 'Plain Jane' on Wed August 18th (repeated Aug 24th) and it is now available as a single on itunes.

"It's Me" and "Crossroads" were placed in the new CW Reality TV show "Plain Jane" which aired on Wed Aug 4th and repeated Tues Aug 10th.

MTV's Real World New Orleans used Helen's song "Fall Apart" in their Aug 11th episode.

August

Helen went to New York in August for a showing of the movie, "Mayor Cupake", which features 3 of her songs. She also be performed at the aftershow party Gavin Degraw's club, The National Underground. Read all about her trip here.

A custom rewite of Ordinary Girl is the closing song for the documentary, "Seeking Happily Ever After" which just been nominated for 2 awards at the upcoming Action On Film Festival in Pasadena!

July

Helen had a great couple of days in the studio with Jeff Tamalier and the Gigatone crew and will be returning to do some more early in the Fall.

This year at Vancouver Island Musicfest Helen joined Todd Butler to MC the evening performances on the mainstage, whose performers inculded Roberta Flack, Nancy Griffith and Joan Osbourne.

Read about Helen's future Korean album release in the YouLicense.com blog.

Helen signed to 2 more songs with Crucial Publishers who have previously got her music placed in 'Ghost Whisperer' and the Royal Carribean ad.

June

'Song of the Week' CD now available here.

Helen has signed several new songs with pigFACTORY publishers, who have previously gotten her music placed on '90210' and several MTV shows among others.

May

'Song of the Week' album now available on itunes!

New CD 'Song of the Week' is done, mastered and should be ready in around 2 weeks and up on itunes at the beginning of June.

"It's Me' has been placed in CBS's Ghost Whisperer which aired on Friday May 14th.

An Instrumental verion of 'Hello' was used in season 2 of MTV's '16 & Pregnant'.

Helen won a songwriting competition with Gigatone and will be heading to Sacramento soon to record for a few days.

Her song 'One Eye On The Door' was placed on the CW's '90210' which aired on Friday April 30th. My first network TV placement! Click here to hear it.

April

'All The Letters' finished as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. Here's the badge of honor!

'So I Sing To You' was #1 on the Uvumi.com 'all songs' charts, as well as 7 other songs being in the top 100.

'Nearly Dry' is going to be presented to top music supervisors at Musexpo at the end of this month in LA. I am very excited!

April 6th sees the end of a year of writing 'Song of the Week'. Helen will be spending this month remixing and getting 12 of the tracks mastered for a new CD. Read her thoughts on the year at her blog. And check out the potential cover below with a great pic by McKinnon Photography.

March

The Relay song is part of a fundraiser to fight cancer - please see http://music.cancerdrive.org for more!

'Perfect Girl' was one of the 10 songs featured on the Province Playlist on March 2nd.

February

'All The Letters' is a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. Scroll to Folk/Singer Songwriter. You can help her win by voting everyday!!!

Click here to vote

Helen finally got to see her song 'Happy' in the Royal Caribbean ad. Click on the link then right of the movie player, scroll the bar all the way to the bottom, and play "postcards - zipline".

CBC's North by Northwest host Sheryl MacKay has asked Helen to join her on her show to talk about her 'Song of the Week' on Saturday 27th March between 8 - 9am.

This month Helen started a campaign to get her 'Song of the Week' story onto CBC's Q with Jian Ghomeshi. You can read all about it in her blog.

'One Eye On The Door' was on MTV's Real World:DC on Feb 3rd and she has been contacted by many people who caught it on the show.

'The In Crowd' is a runner-up inRound 6 of The 2009 Singer/Songwriter Awards

WeAreListening Winner

The Relay song is included in a new collaborative CD 'Songs' fo the Cure' 2010. Click here to purchase the CD or donate.

January

Starting the New Year with a bang...

3 of Helen's songs are being used in the 'Mayor Cupcake 'movie. The songs are 'Perfect Girl', 'High Maintenance' and, to sum it up, ' Happy'! (Jan 21) - she got an email from the director of a movie telling her that the lead actors really like her stuff!

“One Eye On The Door” will be used in episode 6 of MTV’s 'The Real World: DC'. It will air on Feb 3rd.

"My Life as Liz" finally has a premiere date - fast approaching! Monday, January 18 at 10:30pm with back-to-back episodes and "Perfect Girl" will be in episode 2 premiere night at 11pm!

Helen has my own MTV artist page... yey! Click here

Her song is listed on the mtv page... scoll down! Click here

Helen has just done a rewrite of 'Ordinary Girl' for a documentary... and they love it... phew!

Happy has been placed on a royal caribbean commercial on their website and on their ships... and it comes with a nice licensing fee too!!

Helen is a Taxi.com success story
http://www.taxi.com/abouts/successdeals.html
(scroll down the column on the right)

Signing more publishing agreements with her 3 existing publishers whom she loves working with! One of them has potential for writing incidental music cues which sounds challenging but fun!