SESAC

  1. SESAC Facing New Anti-Trust Legal Challenge

    March 14, 2014 5:17 AM EDT SESAC is now fighting anti-trust lawsuits on two fronts. In a March 3 U.S. Southern District of New York court ruling, Judge Paul Engelmayer denied SESAC's motion for a summary judgement and is allowing an antitrust complaint brought against ...

  2. Labels Turning To Distribution Partners To Ease Digital Transition

    September 01, 2011 9:18 AM EDT Record labels traditionally have had three core responsibilities: produce music, market music and distribute music. But what happens if one of those duties is taken away? It's an interesting question to ponder in the digital age, as more la ...

  3. Publishing Briefs: BMG, EMI, SESAC, NMPA, Taylor Swift and More.

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - BMG Rights Management has launched a joint venture with veteran music industry executives Steve Backer and Michael to create One Haven Music Publishing, LLC. Backer’s background includes stints at Epic Records, Giant/Warner Brothers Records, EMI ...

  4. Ad-Supported Guvera To Launch in U.S. on March 30

    February 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ad-supported music service Guvera announced at its New York City launch party that it will launch in the U.S. on March 30. The Australia-based company also announced at the Feb. 18 event that it has licensing deals with INgrooves, BMI, the Harry F ...

  5. Strait, Paisley, Chesney, Sugarland, Underwood Take Top CMA Honors

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the night belonged to traditionalists as George Strait and Brad Paisley came away the big winners at the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards, held tonight ( ...

  6. Sin Bandera’s Schajris Signs With SESAC

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Noel Schajris, one half of soulful Mexican pop duo Sin Bandera, has signed a deal with performance society SESAC for representation of public performance of his works in the United States and Puerto Rico. Born in Argentina and naturalized as a Mex ...

  7. Lee Rises At SESAC

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST 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, br ...

  8. Music Industry To Laud, Lobby Congress

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, in an exclusive interview, says that the group is coordinating a first-ever multi-artist-group Recording Arts Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill Sept. 7. Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, in an exclusive ...

  9. Pat Collins Upped To SESAC Chief

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bill Velez exits after 11 years. Pat Collins has been promoted to president/COO of Nashville-based performing rights organization SESAC, Billboard.biz has learned. Collins succeeds Bill Velez, who has stepped down after 11 years with the company, ...