Vassy is an Australian born singer/songwriter currently living in Los Angeles. Her music has been licensed for advertising campaigns for Victoria’s Secret, Chevy, Nike, Google, Sketchers, several television shows, and for the soundtrack for the new movie Cabin In The Woods. Her new album can be purchased on ITunes. Check out her song Desire in this Victoria’s Secret video.
Justin Samuels: You decided to distribute without a label. Now you sell or license your music directly. What prompted that decision?
Vassy: You can’t wait for the labels. You have to be proactive in order to make things happen. It’s also cool to handle things yourself. This way you have full creative control.
JS: How did you go about getting your music to advertisers and filmmakers
in order for them to license it? Did you contact them?
V: They came to me.
JS: Your song Desire was featured in Victoria’s Secret. Specifically what
made them select it for their campaign?
V: They said it was sexy. As you know the Victoria’s Secret girls are sexy.
JS: What songs of yours are featured in Cabin in the Woods? What
other songs of yours were featured in television shows or ads?
V: Grey’s Anatomy has used Drop Dead Diva, Human Target Tia, and Tamara. Suburgatory also used my music.
JS: Did you have a music career in Australia? Or is your career something
that entirely started in Los Angeles?
V: I was signed to Warner Music in Australia. Later I moved to the US to follow my dreams. Here I started all over again from ground zero.
JS: How was the show for your album launch at Hotel Cafe? Do you perform live often? Do you perform only in Los Angeles, or you game to performing anywhere?
V: I love performing. I’m totally flexible on the location of where I perform. I like acoustic and the full band thing. I love doing club shows with dancers. I’m doing Pop Con LA on July 5th. It’s going to be awesome. Please come.
JS: Where would you like to be in 5 years?
V: There are lots of things i want to do. This includes setting up the KissMyVassy foundation. I’d like to top the music charts. I want to win a Grammy. Also I’d like to write a hit song for another singer. I’d like to perform in countries I have yet to go to. I want to be happily be married