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  1. Publishing Briefs: Raekwon to Scion Three, Warner/Chappell Signs The-Dream, SESAC Nabs Zac Brown

    August 26, 2014 10:43 AM EDT --  Warner/Chappell Music  has signed an agreement to extend its global music publishing agreement with  Terius "The-Dream" Nash , which covers the artist/songwriter's entire catalog, including such songs as Rihanna 's "Um ...

  2. Publishing Briefs: Eno to PEN, Go-Go's to Primary Wave, Round Hill and Bosshouse Team and Much More

    July 22, 2014 3:12 PM EDT -- SESAC has signed a deal bringing Mariah Carey aboard to the Nashville-based performance rights organization. "Mariah Carey is without question one of the most gifted and influential artists ever and is truly iconic," SESAC senior VP T ...

  3. Amazon Launches Prime Music Streaming Service, Minus UMG

    June 12, 2014 8:02 AM EDT The new streaming services features catalog titles, tethered downloads and music from just two of the three major labels.   When Amazon launched its Amazon Prime music subscription service this morning, it immediately became one of the largest pai ...

  4. Sam Kling Named SESAC SVP Creative Ops

    June 03, 2014 6:23 PM EDT Veteran peermuisic publisher in film/TV world will be based in organization's L.A. office. Sam Kling is named svp creative operations for SESAC. Based in the performing rights organization’s L.A. office, Kling will be responsible for refining ...

  5. SESAC Parent Considers Acquisition of Harry Fox Agency (Exclusive)

    May 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Rizvi Traverse, the private equity firm owner of public performance rights organization SESAC, is planning a bid to acquire the Harry Fox Agency, the U.S. mechanical rights organization. HFA’s parent National Music Publishers Assn. is now planning ...

  6. Cobain's Catalog Rights to Stay with BMI Through Q1 2015

    April 14, 2014 2:53 PM EDT While SESAC has cut a deal to represent the complete Kurt Cobain catalog -- as the organization announced on April 7 -- for the remainder of this year, a good portion of the late songwriter's catalog rights will remain with BMI. Related Nirva ...

  7. SESAC Refinances Debt to Cut Interest Payments

    April 08, 2014 9:38 PM EDT SESAC, the privately held performance rights organization, is reshuffling its debt to achieve cost savings in interest payments, according to a report from Moody's Investors Services. The refinancing will see SESAC take on $5 million more in ...

  8. Morning Fix: U.S. Q1 Sees Sales Fall, Streams Rise; Inside Jann Wenner's Upcoming Biography; Tricked-Out Road Warriors

    April 08, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE TONY GERVINO NAMED BILLBOARD EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Gervino was previously executive editor of Hearst Magazines International, where he oversaw the editorial direction of the international versions of maga ...

  9. Kurt Cobain Catalog to SESAC (Exclusive)

    April 07, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Related Articles When Kurt Cobain Died: Former Billboard Editor Recalls Being On the Scene When It All Happened SESAC Facing New Anti-Trust Legal Challenge Kiss' Rock Hall and Roll Hall of Fame Kissoff: Long-Simmering Tensions Surface In a ...

  10. Chris Tyng's Grow Music Project Pays it Forward To Independent Artists

    August 26, 2013 4:14 PM EDT Composer Chris Tyng is opening his Santa Barbara County studio to developing and buzz-worthy musicians for free, no strings attached.   Tyng is launching the Grow Music Project to provide artists with two or three days in his state of the art st ...

  11. Backbeat: SESAC Pop Music Awards Pop Off With Michelle Williams, Swizz Beatz, Mumford's Ben Lovett; Honor Daniel Glass, Rico Love

    May 14, 2013 6:12 PM EDT SESAC hosted its 17th Annual Pop Awards last night at the New York Public Library. Rico Love captured top honors at the event taking home both Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year awards for his hit, "Heart Attack" as recorded b ...

  12. New Music Seminar Announces 2013 Plans, Clear Channel's Sykes, VEVO Chief Caraeff, Atlantic CEO Kallman Among Early Names

    April 29, 2013 3:35 PM EDT "Join us as we set the stage for the most exciting music business era since the 80's," wrote New Music Seminar founder and music business magnate Tom Silverman in a statement today announcing the return, this June, of the New York ...

  13. TuneSat Raises $1.225 Million in Funding

    April 08, 2013 4:29 PM EDT TuneSat has raised $1.225 million in equity funding to help fuel its expansion. The current funding round is $3 million, according to an SEC filing dated March 21.   The company's audio monitoring technology tracks TV channels and websites ...

  14. The Key Women Behind ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC

    November 28, 2012 12:03 PM EST The performing rights organizations -- ASCAP, BMI and SESAC -- play a crucial role in the financial health of the music industry, paying performance royalties to songwriters, composers and publishers. At each of the PROs, numerous female executive ...

  15. What Does Nashville's Music Community Think of 'Nashville'? Jason Aldean, Bob Doyle, More Weigh In

    October 17, 2012 8:05 AM EDT ABC Despite positive advance reviews and strong names attached to it, the premiere of the ABC series "Nashville" last week was greeted with a fair amount of trepidation by many in the city's music community. After all, the show has ...

  16. Backbeat: Youngblood Hawke, ASCAP and SESAC Execs Hang At Elias Arts' Gibson Showcase

    August 29, 2012 6:26 AM EDT Youngblood Hawke, fresh off the Universal Republic release of their first EP, gave a stripped-down acoustic show that revealed the depth of their harmonies. (Photo: Phil Gallo) About an hour before the Record Company was scheduled to open Elias Ar ...

  17. Joey Montana, EMI Foray Win Big at SESAC Latina Awards

    June 21, 2012 2:05 AM EDT Joey Montana, the up-and-coming pop/urban act signed as an artist to Capitol Latin, won the songwriter of the year award at the SESAC Latina 2012 Music Awards, which took place June 20 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. Montana won largely ...

  18. Photos: Usher Honors Rico Love; Melanie Fiona Raises the Roof; Jacob Luttrell, EMI Win Big at SESAC Awards

    May 11, 2012 5:08 PM EDT The winners: From left: SESAC song of the year winner for "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" sung by Enrique Iglesias Jacob Luttrell; inspiration award winner Bryan-Michael Cox; Usher; songwriter of he year Rico Love. (Photo: Shawn Ehl ...

  19. Grammys on the Hill Honor John Mayer, Rep. Howard Berman; Rep. Jerrold Nadler Talks Performance Rights

    April 26, 2012 1:44 PM EDT (L-R): SESAC president Pat Collins, honoree John Mayer, Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow, honoree Rep. Howard Berman, and Recording Academy chief advocacy officer Daryl Friedman. (Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy(r)/Wireimage.co ...

  20. Photos: EMI's Jon Platt Honored @ SESAC's Pre-Grammy Brunch

    February 15, 2012 2:54 PM EST (L-R): SESAC's Senior Vice President Trevor Gale, EMI Publishing's President Jon Platt and Bryan-Michael Cox. (Photo: Johnny Nunez) Jon Platt, president, North America Creative at EMI Publishing and a member of Billboard's Power 100 ...

  21. Backbeat: RIAA & NMPA's Post-CMA Party Draws Industry Execs From SESAC, The Recording Academy & More

    November 16, 2011 8:01 AM EST Nashville Songwriters Association International President Steve Bogard, RIAA Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman. (Photo: Susan Adcock) Give the Gift of Music "Countdown to CMAs" contest winner Jennifer Dotson, RIAA Chairman & CEO Cary S ...

  22. SESAC Awards Honor Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott as Songwriter of the Year

    November 08, 2011 10:52 AM EST Left to right: SESAC's Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Tim Fink; Jim Lauderdale & SESAC's Director, Writer/Publisher Relations Amy Beth Hale. SESAC's Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Tim Fink with Eden' ...

  23. TuneSat Raises $6 Million, Plans to Build Team and Expand to New Markets

    May 20, 2011 12:25 PM EDT TuneSat , a provider of broadcast and Internet performance tracking services, raised $6 million in a round of funding led by General Electric Pension Trust. Scott Jones, Founder and CEO of ChaCha and former CEO and Chairman of Gracenote, along wit ...

  24. UPDATED: Industry Execs Call Out PC Mag For Encouraging Piracy

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Post updated Nov. 24 with a response from PC Mag (at bottom) Irked by an article published in PC Mag listing a number of alternative P2P services in the wake of the LimeWire shutdown, a number of music industry executive earlier this month sent th ...

  25. BACKBEAT: SESAC Brings Stellar Acts To Its CMJ 2010 Showcase

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT SESAC held a showcase as part of CMJ's Music Marathon on October 20 at NYC's famed Webster Hall for a crowd of rabid music fans and industry taste makers. The event featured performances from up and coming bands Brahms, Dinowalrus, Young ...

  26. BACKBEAT: Jim Lauderdale, Webb Wilder, the Carter Brothers, Andrew Combs At SESAC Showcase

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On September 10, SESAC hosted a singer/songwriter showcase during the 11th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, held at Nashville’s Sheraton Hotel, which featured performances by an impressive array of singer/songwriters. Jim Lauderda ...

  27. Business Matters: The Pirate Bay, Apple, SESAC, Google

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Global Gaming Factory stockholders approved the purchase of The Pirate Bay . The shareholders will self-finance the acquisition, it has been re ...

  28. SESAC, Barcelona Music Sign Technology Pact

    August 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT SESAC has signed Barcelona Music and Audio Technology (BMAT) as a technology partner to capture performances of its reportoire in programming on broadcast and cable television. The pilot program will use BMAT's Vericast, a digital pattern-rec ...

  29. Jones Rises At SESAC

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SESAC senior director of corporate relations Ellen Bligh Jones rises to associate VP for the department. Jones, who has been with SESAC for 11 years, will continue to oversee the performing rights organization's advertising, promotion, sponso ...

  30. AMA Elects New Officers

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Previously served as trade group's VP. Tamara Saviano, owner of American Roots Publishing and Saviano Media in Nashville, has been elected president of the Americana Music Assn.'s board of directors for 2006. She previously served as the ...

  31. GROKSTER COVERAGE: Official Responses

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trade groups, Congressional leaders and other interested parties offer early responses. Bo Andersen, president of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) "VSDA is gratified that the Supreme Court has cleared the way for those who intent ...

  32. Copyright Office Proposes License Reform Bill

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Would abolish the compulsory mechanical license. The Copyright Office offered a proposed bill June 21 to House subcommittee leaders that would abolish the compulsory mechanical license for cover recordings and could transform performing right orga ...

  33. SESAC Under Fire At Oversight Hearing

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT SESAC was in the cross hairs of a Congressional oversight hearing panel May 11, as lawmakers responded to complaints from broadcasters that when dealing with performing right organizations (PROs), it' WASHINGTON, D.C. -- SESAC was in the cros ...

  34. SESAC Under Fire

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lawmakers respond to broadcasters' complaints. SESAC was in the cross hairs of a Congressional oversight hearing panel today (May 11), as lawmakers responded to complaints from broadcasters that when dealing with performing right organization ...

  35. Behind the Deal: Licensing, Tracking and Paying Royalties for Recorded Music

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST As wireless delivery of music promises to be a big driver of entertainment revenue in the coming years, publishers, labels and artists are actively licensing their rights in music for digital entertai As wireless delivery of music promises to be a ...

  36. Preston To Resign As BMI Prez/CEO

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frances W. Preston, president/CEO of performing rights body BMI for the past 18 years, is resigning from her post, effective this August. Executive VP Del Bryant has been named as Preston's replacemen Frances W. Preston, president/CEO of perf ...