SESAC VP of licensing Bill Lee rises to senior VP of licensing operations for the Nashville-based performing rights organization. He will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the licensing department including the administrative, cable, broadcast and general licensing functions as well as the business development center and accounts resolution departments.

"Bill Lee is a true leader and a valuable asset to the entire SESAC organization," Pat Collins, president/COO, said in a prepared statement. "With all the exciting new possibilities in the always evolving world of music, now is the perfect opportunity to expand Bill's role as head of the licensing department."

Prior to joining SESAC in 1997, Lee served 18 years as the senior manager of licensing for ASCAP.