Adele Signs With SESAC For U.S. Representation

Adele attends the BRIT Awards 2016 at The O2 Arena on Feb. 24, 2016 in London.
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Adele attends the BRIT Awards 2016 at The O2 Arena on Feb. 24, 2016 in London. 

Adele, has signed a deal with SESAC (Society of European Stage Authors and Composers) for performing rights representation in the United States, according to the music rights organization.

"We are humbled and grateful to have been selected to represent Adele’s performing rights in the United States," said John Josephson, chairman and CEO of SESAC Holdings, Inc.,  in a statement. "With each new release, she surpasses her own prior record of achievement and confirms her place as a global superstar in a category all her own.”

Adele was formerly signed to BMI.

Indeed the top-selling artist of the decade, Adele has been Billboard’s Artist of the Year three times—2011, 2012 and 2016. Her chart-topping singles include “Rolling in the Deep,” “Someone Like You,” “Set Fire to the Rain,” “Rumour Has It,” “Skyfall” and “Hello,”

She is also a Grammy winning machine having won 15 statuettes thus far, including: Best New Artist for her 2008 multi-platinum debut 19; Album of the Year for 21; and five more Grammys for 2015's 25.

The singer just completed a multi-year international 121-date tour for which the final two nights were canceled due reportedly to a vocal cord injury.

Earlier this year Blackstone Core Equity Partners fund purchased SESAC from Private equity firm Rizvi Traverse Management for what was unconfirmed to be $1 billion.


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