Kat Gaynor has been described as a “One Woman Army” from her former position as CEO of Smoke A Lot Records, Inc. to her A&R work with Warner Brothers Records.
From 1999 to 2007- Kat was directly involved in artist and repertoire, marketing and promotion, tour coordination both in the US and in foreign territories. In addition to day-to-day operations she secured production deals, assisted in new media licenses and publishing agreements for members of the Smoke-A-Lot Records roster.
Kat took her wealth of knowledge to Warner Brothers Records in 2010 and worked in A&R. Throughout her years with Warner she worked directly with artists through live shows, word-of-mouth campaigns, and showcases. Kat’s work with engineers, writers and producers has provided her with a rich background in the music scene.
Demonstrating Kat’s affinity to entrepreneurship she founded Kat Entertainment Group in 2008 and currently manages the rock band Black Waat3r in addition to working with Weerai Music in the capacity of catalog acquisitions and A&R.
President and Founder
The Mission and Ethos of Weerai
Weerai Music, LLC was established in 2010 to service songwriters, music producers and independent publishing companies. We offer two different types of deals; copyright administration and producer services. Our company's namesake reflects a family-based method of working. The essence of the name is that "We are music as music is us" - Weerai Music
In 2015 - Weerai Music has a carefully selected roster of writers, composers, producers, artists and independent publishing companies with over 3,500 copyrights administered. Our ethos is based on good business ethics, humility and a consistent effort towards our client's predicted achievements.
Our long term mission is to publish original media content utilizing our networks of creative professionals in entertainment and education.
For over a decade Tony Hinds has consistently worked in rights management. His goal continues to be the creation of a home for songwriters and producers to excel with experienced business partners - with the sole goal of success.
In 2002 Tony Hinds entered the music industry on the cusp of the digital revolution. Immediately he played the role within a three person team to deliver a song catalog containing works performed by Elvis Presley back to the original publisher’s estate by establishing copyright reversion. Following re-establishing the estate’s ownership rights, the daughter of the original author earned significant royalties and synchronization income and became an independent publisher.
By 2003 Tony had – and by modern necessity - designed, coded and implemented a copyright and royalty management database for a former client. The data application provided the client with a robust system for royalty accounting and international rights management over eight years.
In 2005 Tony secured a copyright infringement settlement with a major music publisher on behalf of a Pastor’s original song and arrangement that was being exploited due to gray areas relating to copyright and public domain. The settlement secured the gospel composer and artist - and his family - with significant royalties for many years to follow. The Pastor’s litigation attorney commented on Tony’s course of action as being, "the best thing for his client."
By 2007 Tony had, on his own volition, initiated over fourteen foreign sub-publishing deals in all continents of the world and in all major music markets resulting in a major increase in his client’s gross income with strong relationships with those foreign affiliates.
Cumulatively Tony has signed (i.e. pitched, negotiated, secured, worked, settled and delivered) well over one hundred and fifty songwriters to publishing and administration deals that have each produced significant earnings for the vast majority involved. In addition to these accomplishments, Tony has been interviewed by the UK’s BBC Radio and featured in a motion picture documentary about the music industry that debuted at the Cannes Film Festival.
We offer copyright administration services to songwriters and music producers.
If you contribute with your gift of music to a commercially release by a major label then there is a strong chance that you earn royalties.
1: Identify your rights,
2: Put those same rights into action, and
3: Track your royalties to satisfaction.
We work with record labels and other media companies to ensure that they are paying royalties at the correct rate, share and unit. We register your songs with either BMI, ASCAP or SESAC and with rights societies all around the world to maximize on your broadcast, live, synchronization and mechanical income.
We account to you directly less our commission in a swift and transparent manner.
We submit original and exclusively client-owned tracks for film, advertising, new media and television productions to maximize on our income. In various instances we also encouraged collaborations with songwriters, artists, producers and music press.
We use our home-grown cutting edge 360 Catalyst Rights Management Systems with our partners to maximize on your earnings.
Artist Incubation & Producer Services
To be a successful new artist or music producer in 2015 you will have to know where you fit within the overall process.
We have years of active and successful experiences working with award-winning music producers and artists on their career. We provide customized services that focus on your goals using our company's core three strengths;
1. Relationship-based Approaches - Combining over a decade of individual consulting and five strong years of business allows us to use our relationships to our client's and vendor's benefit.
2. Rights Education - When many of our well known clients reference what makes us different - many will mention that we took the time to explain their rights. We have a strong insider's reputation for informing and educating our clients on their rights.
3. Business Strategy - We believe in devising a business strategy for our music producers based on traditional income generation and career longevity. By combining our in-house-technology (360 Catalyst - Rights System) we are positioned to act fast and with transparency.
If you have a business inquiry please contact us at (201) 284 2763 or use the form below,