SESAC Lands Cobain Catalog
Performance rights organization SESAC has cut a deal to represent Kurt Cobain's catalog. For the remainder of 2014, a significant portion of the late songwriter's catalog rights will remain with larger PRO rival BMI, which has represented the catalog since 1989. According to information provided by BMI and confirmed by a source, BMI retains representation of the writer's share of Cobain's estate until the end of first-quarter 2015. The portion of the catalog owned by BMG Chrysalis will stay with BMI until the end of 2014. Cobain's own publishing company, End of Music, made the switch to SESAC from BMI on April 1. SESAC said that "other pieces will move over in time as is customary in this industry."