— Pictured with Erin Collins, Vice President, Film, TV, and Developing Media, SESAC —
Legendary songwriter and film composer Randy Newman, whose musical compositions have earned Oscars, Grammys and Emmys, has signed with SESAC, the nation’s most progressive PRO and the only Music Rights Organization in the country, for representation.
“There is no question that Randy Newman’s contribution to music is unparalleled, with songs that are timeless and music scores that are memorable. His career has spanned almost 50 years, a tribute to his brilliance as a composer and musician,” said John Josephson, Chairman/CEO of SESAC. “We are proud to welcome Randy to the SESAC family of affiliates.”
“I am looking forward to a long and (It won’t be too long, will it?) happy association with SESAC,” Newman said, jokingly.
With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has created musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. In addition to his acclaimed solo recordings—such as Randy Newman, 12 Songs, Sail Away, Good Old Boys, and Harps and Angels—and regular international touring, Newman composes and scores for films, including The Natural, Awakenings, Ragtime, all three Toy Story pictures, Seabiscuit, James and the Giant Peach, A Bug’s Life, and most recently, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, the prequel to Monsters Inc. (which he also scored). Newman’s many honors include six Grammys, three Emmys, two Academy Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Additionally, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
About SESAC Holdings, Inc.
SESAC Holdings is the only U.S.-based Music Rights Organization that administers public performance, mechanical, synchronization and other rights. SESAC Holdings is unique in its ability to offer singular licenses for the works of its affiliated writers and publishers that aggregate both performance and mechanical rights in order to drive greater efficiency in licensing for music users, as well as enhanced value for music creators and publishers. Its businesses operate on a sophisticated information technology and data platform to provide timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution. SESAC Holdings’ subsidiaries are some of the most well-known companies in music licensing and administration. SESAC Performing Rights is the second oldest and most progressive performing rights organization in the U.S. SESAC Holdings’ acquisition of The Harry Fox Agency (HFA) accelerated its transition to a “multi-rights” organization with HFA’s deep publisher relations and mechanical licensing history. Following the HFA acquisition, SESAC’s Rumblefish subsidiary was merged with HFA’s Slingshot business unit under the Rumblefish brand. Rumblefish simplifies business for digital services, publishers, labels, artists and apps. Rumblefish’s transparent composition and recording administration, data and royalty management, licensing and network monetization allow clients to focus on their core business. Rights. Simplified. Royalties. Amplified.
SESAC Holdings has offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Portland, San Francisco, London and Munich.
Newman’s affiliation is the latest in a string of prominent signings with Green Day, Zac Brown, Robin Thicke, Kesha, George Clinton and Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielson, recently joining the SESAC roster.