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  1. Court Accepts Claim of SESAC's Alleged Anticompetitive Behavior

    July 01, 2014 12:17 PM EDT SESAC won two favorable rulings by a district court in Pennsylvania last week, but still faces a charge of anti-competitive conduct by the Radio Music License Committee, an organization that represents the commercial radio stations in licensing ma ...

  2. Luciano Luna Wins SESAC Latina Composer Of The Year, Dulce Maria Music Takes Publisher Prize

    June 19, 2014 1:00 AM EDT SESAC Latina celebrated its 20th anniversary with the annual celebration of its SESAC Latina Music Awards, held June 18 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Writers and publishers were honored for the top-performing tracks of 2013 a ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Bryan-Michael Cox, SESAC Celebrate 10th Annual Brunch During Grammy Week

    January 27, 2014 6:55 PM EST “He’s the guy you want when you go into the studio, because he knows how to make a hit record,” SESAC senior VP of writer/publisher relations Trevor Gale said when introducing songwriter/producer Bryan-Michael Cox on Sunday (Jan. 26) during the 10 ...

  8. Keifer Thompson, 'Cruise,' Magic Mustang Among SESAC’s 2013 Nashville Music Awards Winners

    November 04, 2013 10:45 AM EST SESAC, honored the songwriters and music publishers at its annual Nashville Music Awards held Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  SESAC's Nashville Music Awards -- Photo Gallery Keifer Thompson, who performs with c ...

  9. SESAC Latina to Give YouTube Performance Award, Luz Casal To Receive 'Icon' Honor

    May 30, 2013 7:40 AM EDT The importance of YouTube as a promotional tool and revenue source in Latin music will be recognized by SESAC Latina during its annual SESAC Latina Music Awards. As always, the ceremony will honor the most-performed Latin songs, composers and pu ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Rizvi Traverse On Verge of Acquiring SESAC

    December 21, 2012 11:15 AM EST Rizvi Traverse, a private equity firm, appears to be on the verge of acquiring SESAC, according to a filing with the SEC. On Dec. 11, Rizvi Traverse's Rizvi Opportunistic Equity Fund II, L.P. filed for an early termination notice from a Hart- ...

  13. Songwriter Organizations Pen Letter to Congress Opposing Internet Radio Fairness Act

    November 28, 2012 9:32 PM EST In conjunction with the House Intellectual Property Subcommittee hearing on music licensing reform held Wednesday, four songwriter organizations collectively wrote a letter to Congress opposing the Internet Radio Fairness Act. Radio Broadcasters G ...

  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. Catt Gravitt, Jon Stone Win Big at SESAC Nashville Music Awards

    October 29, 2012 7:56 PM EDT Women were the center of attention when SESAC kicked off Country Music Week with its annual Nashville Music Awards on Sunday night. The performing-rights organization gave its songwriter of the year trophy to Catt Gravitt, a woman who had at least ...

  16. Morning Fix: Jason Aldean Steamrolling To No. 1; Apple Still Tough on Labels; Nashville on 'Nashville'

    October 18, 2012 7:45 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters JASON ALDEAN'S 'NIGHT TRAIN' ALBUM HEADING FOR NO. 1 ON NEXT WEEK'S BILLBOARD 200 CHART: Jason Aldean's latest release, "Night Train," is ...

  17. Spanish Singer Luz Casal Signs with SESAC Latina (Exclusive)

    October 03, 2012 7:54 PM EDT Spanish singer Luz Casal, who will be given a lifetime achievement prize by the Latin Recording Academy in November, has signed with SESAC Latina, according to an official with the performance rights organization. SESAC Latina will represent Casal ...

  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. J. J. Cheng Promoted to VP of Writer/Publisher Relations, SESAC Latina

    March 16, 2012 2:32 PM EDT J.J. Cheng, the long-time Associate VP of SESAC Latina, has been promoted to VP, writer/publisher relations for the organization. Cheng will continue to oversee SESAC Latina's staff and working with other SESAC departments in generating oppor ...

  20. Publishing Briefs: SESAC, Bicycle Music, BMG, ASCAP, Imagem

    March 15, 2012 2:04 PM EDT SESAC Announces Change in Royalty Distribution SESAC has announced that it will soon make domestic, terrestrial radio performance royalty payments on a monthly basis. Those payments are generally made quarterly. Moreover, the organization says it ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. SESAC for Sale, Owners Seeking $500 Million: Report

    February 15, 2012 8:45 AM EST SESAC's owners, which include investment bank Allen & Co. and hedge fund Och-Ziff, are seeking approximately $500 million for performing-rights organization, according to the New York Post . The organization has hired Goldman Sachs to sho ...

  23. Backbeat: SESAC Holiday Party Abuzz with Optimism for 2012

    December 12, 2011 11:00 AM EST Hundreds of music industry vets attended SESAC's annual holiday celebration at Café La Boheme in West Hollywood. Attendees included J. J. Cheng, VP of SESAC Latina; Richard Bull , president of the Sixth House; Manuel Prado , national director ...

  24. NARM's Digitalmusic.org Names First Affiliate Partners

    December 06, 2011 2:00 PM EST Digitalmusic.org (DMO,) NARM's hub for digital music initiatives, announced their first Affiliate Partners earlier today. They are: the American Association of Independemnt Music (A2IM), the American Foundation of Television and Radio Artists ...

  25. 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' ...

  26. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Ellen Bligh Truley

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 40 Ellen Bligh Truley VP of corporate relations, SESAC Website: Sesac.com Twitter: @sesac Ellen Bligh Truley was named VP of corporate relations in March 2010 and oversees SESAC's marketing, branding, advertising, promotion and sponsorshi ...

  27. Backbeat: Melanie Fiona Launches First Grammys @ Canada House Showcase In L.A.

    August 26, 2011 5:45 PM EDT Branden Chapman, the Recording Academy's executive in charge of production/chief business officer, and Consul General of Canada David Fransen (L-R) flank Melanie Fiona following her performance. Melanie Fiona launched the first Grammys @ Cana ...

  28. Latin Power Players: J.J. Cheng

    August 02, 2011 12:50 AM EDT J.J. Cheng Associate VP, SESAC Latina The adjective that most frequently crops up next to J.J. Cheng's name is "passionate." For SESAC Latina, she's a tireless advocate of her roster of writers, which may be smaller than that o ...

  29. Carlos Baute, Joey Montana To Perform at SESAC Latina Awards

    June 08, 2011 3:12 PM EDT Venezuelan singer/songwriter Carlos Baute and urban-pop artist Joey Montana will perform at the SESAC Latina awards gala in Los Angeles on June 29. The event, which is being held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, will recognize affiliates in categories ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Publishing Briefs: Eric Benet Signs Management Deal With Primary Wave

    May 05, 2011 9:49 PM EDT Eric Benet Inks Management Deal With Primary Wave -- Grammy Nominated R&B singer Eric Benet has signed a management deal with New York City-based Primary Wave Talent Management ( PrimaryWaveMusic.com ). This new management deal reunites Benet ...

  32. Carlos Baute Signs With SESAC Latina

    February 22, 2011 8:15 PM EST Venezuelan singer/songwriter Carlos Baute -- who after nearly a decade as a recording artist found international success with his 2008 breakout single "Colgando en Tus Manos" ("Hanging On Your Hands") -- has signed with SESAC L ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. TV Broadcasters Sue SESAC

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST A group of television broadcasters have filed a class-action anti-trust complaint against SESAC, according to the Television Music License Committee, a non-profit organization which represents 1,200 local television broadcasters in negotiations on ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. SESAC Christian Honors Songwriters

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jason Ingram took home his third consecutive SESAC Christian Songwriter of the year honor last night (Feb. 23) at the performing rights organization's annual awards dinner in Nashville at Sambuca Restaurant. Peertunes Ltd., Grange Hill Music ...

  38. SESAC Latina Summit Set For March

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST SESAC Latina is presenting a one-day conference that will discuss digital distribution specifically as it pertains to the Latin marketplace. The "Latin Music Digital Summit" 2009 will consist of one industry panel and a showcase featurin ...

  39. Scott Takes Songwriting Nod From SESAC

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott was named songwriter of the year at SESAC's 2008 Nashville Music Awards during ceremonies held Monday (Nov. 10) at the performing rights organization's Music Row headquarters. Scott earned the prestig ...

  40. Warner/Chappell SESAC Publisher of the Year

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell was named SESAC Publisher of the Year for the sixth year in a row. Warner/Chappell songwriter Nate "Danja" Hills was recognized with his second “Songwriter of the Year” award based on his multiple chart-topping hits in 20 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Women Execs, EMI's Platt Take Spotlight At R&B Confab

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST The SESAC sponsored "Breaking & Entering" Nov. 30 at Billboard's eighth annual R&B/Hip-Hop Conference was hosted by Gail Mitchell and featured an all-female panel, including entertainment lawyers Denise Brown and Omara Harri ...

  43. Sony/ATV Wins Triple Performance Crown

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing achieved a historical place among country music awards this week. After being named BMI's country publisher of the year in Nashville, Sony/ATV officially became the first publisher to sweep the award from BMI, ASCAP ...

  44. Rose Tops At SESAC Nashville Awards

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST On the strength of her hits for Taylor Swift ( "Tim McGraw" and "Teardrops On My Guitar") as well as her contributions to projects by Lori McKenna ("Unglamorous)" and Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros ("Diamonds ...

  45. Warner/Chappell, Cox, Hills Top SESAC Winners

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music's WBM Music was named publisher of the year at SESAC's annual music awards last night in New York City. For the first time, two songwriters shared the songwriter of the year award, songwriters/producers Bryan-Michae ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Ingram Takes SESAC Christian Songwriter Honors

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jason Ingram was named SESAC's Christian songwriter of the year at the performing rights organization's annual awards dinner March 5 in Nashville. Ingram penned "Shine," a major hit for the group Salvador, and Bebo Norman‚s hit ...

  48. 'Hell' Song Dominates SESAC Country Awards

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gala held Nov. 5. 'Tis the season for performing rights organizations to honor their own and SESAC did just that at a ceremony held at its Music Row headquarters on Nov. 5, the night before this year's Country Music Assn. Awards. This ye ...

  49. THE PUBLISHERS' PLACE: SESAC GOES SOUTH

    October 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT SESAC is heading south for that all-important face-to-face time. The performing rights organization is opening an Atlanta office this month to work more closely with the R&B and hip-hop communitie SESAC is heading south for that all-import ...

  50. Scott Named GM At Skaggs' Companies

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will direct operations of label, management company. Charlotte Scott has been promoted to GM of Skaggs Family Records and sister management company RS Entertainment, both based in Hendersonville, Tenn., near Nashville. Scott reports to bluegrass a ...

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