ABOUT US

Heavy Hitters Music has been a lead provider of vocal and instrumental songs serving the Film, TV and Advertising industry since 1992.  As a true pioneer in the business of providing independent artist music and songs to the film and television industry, it is one of the first catalogs assembled specifically for the purpose of providing great indie songs that "work to picture."

The Heavy Hitters Music Catalog spans a wide range of musical genres, styles, and eras (early 1900’s to Present Day).  Over 350 Genres, from sophisticated Jazz Trio/Quartet/Quintets and big band Crooner ballads to an enormous collection of contemporary Indie Pop, Rock, R&B/Soul, Christmas, Country, Americana, Roots Rock, Club/Dance, Latin, and Hip-Hop. Our music comes from multi-talented Indie Singer-Songwriters, Bands and Artists who live all over the world. 

Our collection spans so many genres that Music Editors, Music Supervisors, and Producers, particularly those working with music-driven shows, regularly call Heavy Hitters Music because they know the chances of finding what they need are excellent. Its potential to meet the source music needs of almost any film and television show is virtually unlimited.

Heavy Hitters’ reputation for high-quality production combined with talented award-winning Songwriters, Producers, and Composers, has enabled the catalog to offer our clients a wider range of services than ever before.

 

MEET THE TEAM

CINDY BADELL-SLAUGHTER is President of Heavy Hitters Music.  Prior to taking the reins at Heavy Hitters, she was the West Coast Director of Music Operations for CBS Broadcasting Inc.  For 10 years she helped manage the day to day music clearance, licensing and general music operations for the Network and its many award-winning shows such as Touched by An Angel, CSI, NCIS, Survivor and countless other Network series.  She also worked as Director of Music Clearance at Evan M. Greenspan (EMG, Inc.), Warner Bros Television, and Lorimar Productions. Over the years, Cindy has handled music administration and/or music clearance for Feature Films, Commercials, Soundtracks, Movies and Mini-Series and countless highly rated Dramatic and Reality series, plus On-air Promotion for three networks, FOX, CBS, and UPN. Experience matters in this business, and being able to provide clients with excellent music, as well as excellent customer service, is paramount.

BILL SLAUGHTER is Vice President of Heavy Hitters Music and a graduate of Cal State Northridge. How did a former High School math teacher and golf coach end up in the music business? Hard work, sheer talent and the ability to sift through pages of PRO statements and cue sheets to find the needle in the haystack.  Bill manages the behind the scenes day-to-day operations, accounting, publishing and royalty administration with meticulous attention to detail.

JESSICA VAUGHN is our Manager of Sync & Creative.  Jessica has over a decade of experience in the music industry. As an artist Jessica performed under the pseudonym, Charlotte Sometimes, and released her debut album, Waves and the Both of Us, on Geffen Records. As Charlotte Sometimes, Jessica was featured on VH1 as a "You Oughta Know" artist, she was a storied contestant on NBC’s hit TV Show The Voice, and she landed a seven year contract with Sony ATV Music Publishing.  Jessica’s various musical stylings have been featured by numerous industry entities including Armada Records, Hollywood Records, MTV, The CW, FUSE, ABC, NBC, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Marie Claire, and Elle Magazine. Recently Jessica has been executive producing and writing much of the music for various Hasbro brands, including: Jem & the Holograms, Baby Alive, Littlest Pet Shop, and Equestria Girls. Vaughn continues to release her original music under her latest pseudonym LACES.  (Jessie’s Recent placements via her creative direction/custom music/& artist projects: Verizon Fios, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix), DIRECTV, Charmed (The CW), Selling Sunset (Netflix), Lady Driver (Film), Station 19 (ABC), Ford, New Music Friday Spotify –USA & Denmark, & Tsingtao Beer).
 
 
 
SARAH SCHRINER is the Music Coordinator for Heavy Hitters, which means she handles everything -  from client and artist services to licensing, A&R, and catalog management.  She comes from a military family, but calls Williamsburg, VA her hometown. Sarah graduated from Syracuse University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Industry Studies, with Performance Honors in Voice.