Suzanne Hilleary, is the president and founder of WACBIZ, LLC, a New York based music licensing company. Her vast multi-media experience started at RPM Music Productions, management offices to the legendary Tony Bennett. SHMGMT, Inc was formed as Suzanne went solo in 1998, managing writers and producers while signing acts to major labels. As a highlight in her career, she placed “Smooth” with Carlos Santana, garnering a Grammy for Song of the Year in 2000 for her client, writer/producer Itaal Shur. “Smooth”- “Supernatural” has sold 32 million records world wide to date.
Suzanne connected hits to a string of recording artist and onward to film and TV placement; Jewel, Rob Thomas, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Mark Anthony, Carol King, Elan, Lucy Woodward, Royston Langdon, Cyndi Lauper, are some of the fine artists she has placed songs to. In 2003 Suzanne launched WACBIZ, a Writers’ & Artists’ Cooperative. WACBIZ is a digital music company embracing a multi-genre international “Artist-Direct” music catalogue. The company works closely with BMI, ASCAP and other Independent like-minded companies. The focus is on pre-cleared, artist controlled music, publishing and major label ties are never an issue with their placement. Spring 2008 WACBIZ joined forces Wilde West Music to fully service the Ad Industry directly from the music catalogue through post production services. To date the company features notable faces from Duncan Sheik, Sinead O’Connor, Joe Jackson, The Dropkick Murphys to Danny Aiello and over 400 independent artists, producers, musicians & studios contracted. Hosting in-house hard drives at companies like Sony Pictures Film&TV, Paramount-Dreamworks, Twentieth Century Fox, daily pitches are made to major music supervisors in the business. WACBIZ’s one stop formula of artist direct music, music production, original scoring and licensing administrative services, benefits the growth and careers of today’s most talented artists. More information available at http://www.wacbiz.com