Cat 5 Music is the student-run music marketing enterprise of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. It was created by the Music Business department in 2002 with the mission of providing a learning opportunity for music business students to gain real-world experience performing some of the functions of a contemporary music publishing company. It also serves to educate up and coming amateur songwriters on how to become professional songwriters from both a creative and business perspective.  

Cat 5 Music reaches out to industry professionals, including music supervisors, record labels and music publishers, to solicit their interest in our songwriters and possible placement of our songs TV, Film and with recording artists. 

Cat 5 Music continues to be one the leading student-run music marketing enterprises in the US




  • New songwriters and signs them to its writer roster each year

  • Original songs from various music genres and adds them to its song catalog 


  • Songwriters with on-boarding including PRO affiliation and copyright registrations

  • Songwriters with EPKs, demos, websites, Social Media and Digital Music profiles 


  • Songwriter Showcases for music industry professionals and students

  • Guest Speaker Series with players from the publishing, recording and music placement world


  • Song Camps where Cat 5 writers participate in co-writing sessions

  • Song Demo Production and Song Pitch Masterclasses and Song Critique Sessions