Foundations of the best in traditional and progressive American Music remain steeped in the soils around Louisiana's Mississippi River Delta, and Catahoula Music Exchange is only licensing company working intimately with home-grown artists, as well as other select artists from around the world, to connect their work to those who are looking for something exceptional. We are boutique firm providing music licensing support to producers, directors, music supervisors, and other licensors through finding and clearing the sounds they are looking for.
For a taste of the Musical Artists in our catalog, check out our carefully curated roster of unique talent, representing the best in independent music. From trad jazz to hip-hop to cajun, our artists will roll your soul or blow your mind!
Liconsors: We will work with you to provide you with the perfect existing or custom compositions and recordings to fit your creative project and budget, as well as assist in assuring the materials you use are cleared and available for licensing.
Artists: We will work with you to get your portfolio ready for licensing and assist you in connecting your work to those who may want to use it. We also offer publishing administration services in certain circumstances.
Film and Music Producers: We can advise and help you find or produce the perfect music for your project- whether or not its in our catalog. We assist in facilitating any music production needs you may have in Louisiana, including not only finding the perfect song, but finding the right recording studio and assisting with the state of Louisiana's sound recording tax credit program (For more information on the tax credit program, please click here.) We also provide music clearance and publishing administration services. Please contact us for further information.
**Please note that the Artists featured on our site are just a sample of those we work with. We are regularly adding artists from all genres including R and B, indie folk, cajun, zydeco, traditional or Dixieland jazz and more! Please contact us directly with inquiries about these artists.
Who We Are
Bradley Black is an intellectual property attorney and the founder of Catahoula Music Exchange. She is passionate about great music and started Catahoula Music Exchange as a project to assist independent artists in getting more income from their work. Contact her at email@example.com.
Jordan Hirsch , a consultant for Catahoula Music, brings experience from his years as excutive director for the post-storm New Orleans musician's advocacy non-profit, Sweet Home New Orleans, and as a writer and consultant for the HBO series, Treme. Born in raised in New Orleans, he's an encyolpedia of its musical history and its current music environment.
Alison Fensterstock has been a fixture in the New Orleans music scene for years, contributing to its cultural prosperance through her consistent writing for such local publications as the New Orleans Times-Picayune and the Gambit weekly, as well as contributing to national pubilcations such as MOJO, Paste, Vibe, Q, Ms, the Oxford American, The Daily et cetera, et cetera. She also: consults for HBO's series, Treme; is a DJ for New Orleans's world renknowned independent radio station, WWOZ; works passionatly for the Ponderosa Stomp Showcase; and has educated the nation on New Orleans "Bounce Rap" through her contributions to the travelling exhibit, "Where They At: New Orleans Bounce and Hip-Hop in Words and Pictures." Needless to say, we are incredibly lucky that she has the time to consult for us too!
Drew Stephan is our web and operations guru, who by day oversees website development at the firm C4 Tech & Design in New Orleans, and by night plays drums in the pop-punk bands Adults and The Brave Companions. Bradley thinks he's magic. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christiaan Mader, member of Brass Bed and bassist for Sub Pop’s Shearwater, has been instrumental in founding and establishing this project. Christiaan assists us in assuring our services are artist friendly. He currently serves as a consultant whenever we need him and we are forever grateful.