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heather trussell butsch

senior vice president

Heather has been with Memory Lane since May, 2001.  Hired out of graduate school, Heather spent two years learning the business from industry veteran, Larry Spier Jr.  Having had a hand over the years in most aspects of Memory Lane, Heather’s current roles include negotiating licensing deals including synchronization and new media, expanding the company via catalog acquisition and new writer signings including the purchase of over 500 titles and the addition of over 20 songwriters, and leading the day-to-day operations of the company focusing on seeking ways to monetize the catalog and work more efficiently and effectively on behalf of clients.

 Heather holds an MA in Music Business from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education and a BA in Advertising from Northern Arizona University.  She is an adjunct professor in the Music Business Program at New York University.

The Team

mark spier
president & CEO

Julien Frank


maya funaro

director, business affairs

joanne kelsey

senior director, royalties & copyright

sharon tapper

creative consultant

Michael Elliott

copyright associate

Erik Mason

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