NEW YORK — Butter Music + Sound (https://www.gimmebutter.com) has tapped Kayla Monetta to serve as music supervisor and head of A&R. She brings more than 10 years experience in music marketing and publicity, music licensing and supervision, creative direction, A&R, music journalism and project management.
Once a college radio DJ, Monetta got her start writing about bands and doing digital marketing in New York at Vice’s Noisey. She went on to work for indie record labels, such as Downtown Records and Cult Records. Monetta continued her career in Los Angeles, working as a music publicist while learning about the world of music licensing and supervision. She landed a position at Third Side Music Publishing, where she learned the ins and outs of creative licensing, before moving on to The Greater Goods Co.
“I’ve been drawn to both the amazing personalities and incredible work of the Butter team ever since I first moved to Los Angeles, so it feels very fitting to join the team at such an exciting time to help build their sync roster and music supervision projects,” she says.
Monetta joins Butter Sound and Music from The Greater Goods Co., where she served as director of licensing and A&R. There, she signed artists that include Angelica Garcia, TR/ST, Surf Curse, Bedouine and French Vanilla. She successfully placed music in ad campaigns, television shows, films, trailers and video games.
In her new role, Monetta will be splitting her time between the company’s Los Angeles and New York City offices, overseeing projects for brand clients such as Supercell, Tillamook, Absolut, Spotify and The North Face, among others.