Sam Kling Named SESAC SVP Creative Ops

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 and executing growth strategies for the company’s creative departments, while working closely with the senior management team. He will manage the creative operations’ budget and the day-to-day overseeing of the department.

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“Sam possesses a keen knowledge of the music industry and a strong business sense,” said SESAC president Pat Collins.  “He is a seasoned professional in L.A.’s publishing and film/TV world and I look forward to working with him as SESAC continues to grow and expand.”

Before his recent appointment at SESAC, Kling served as vp at peermusic and was in charge of overseeing the independent music company’s pop A&R as well as film & TV creative operations. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the New School University in New York and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. 

Kling is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) as well as a board member of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) and the Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program WmE2 Tennis Classic.

SESAC is known for its diversified repertory that includes a gallery of artist catalogs, including Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell, Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads,” Paul Shaffer, Rush, the Avett Brothers, Lady Antebellum, Thompson Square, Omarion, Swizz Beatz and Tommy Lee as well as iconic songsmiths Bob Dylan and Neil Diamond.

Headquartered in Nashville, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London.

This story first appeared on THR.com


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