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Since being established in 1930, SESAC Performing Rights has become the nation’s most innovative PRO with a stellar roster of affiliates including Bob Dylan, Mumford & Sons, Neil Diamond, Green Day, Mariah Carey, Lady Antebellum, Alt-J among many others. A leader in technology, SESAC Performing Rights was the first and only PRO to offer monthly royalty payments to songwriters and publishers. And in a strategic move to become the United States’ only Music Rights Organization, SESAC has now acquired Rumblefish, a leader in micro-licensing, and the Harry Fox Agency (HFA), the leading U.S. mechanical rights organization.

Following the acquisition, HFA’s full suite of rights administration, licensing and royalty administrative service, formerly known as Slingshot, merged with Rumblefish to create the nation’s leading provider of licensing and rights management services and simplify the administration of musical compositions and master recordings.

The powerful combination simplifies intellectual property rights administration while delivering a cohesive and robust suite of tools, factors that drive value for both music creators and music users. The broad based digital rights management initiative monetizes network platforms such as YouTube and provides license verification services utilizing its innovative, patent-pending RADKey technology.

Labels, publishers, artists, DSPs, apps and marketplaces are among the clients benefitting from the one stop shop created by the merger, which offers a single access point for multiple royalty streams.

Read more about SESAC's Aquisition of the Harry Fox Agency.


SESAC Performing Rights

Songwriters and publishers are paid royalties based on many factors, including state-of-the-art monitoring and computer database information.  SESAC is the first and only performing rights organization to pay royalties on a monthly rather than quarterly basis. SESAC utilizes a selective process when affiliating songwriters and publishers, resulting in a level of service and attention unparalleled in the industry. With an international reach and a vast repertory that spans virtually every genre of music, SESAC is the most innovative and technologically adept of the nation’s performing rights organizations.
SESAC currently licenses the public performances of more than 400,000 songs on behalf of its 30,000 affiliated songwriters, composers and music publishers, which include such familiar names as Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, RUSH, Charli XCX (PRS), Disclosure (PRS), Zac Brown, Mumford & Sons (PRS), Lady Antebellum, The Avett Brothers, Shirley Caesar, Paul Shaffer and Thompson Square. SESAC has long represented the music on some of TV’s biggest shows including Grey’s Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, Parenthood, Dateline NBC, Dr. Phil, Seinfeld, and The Doctors among many others and is the PRO of choice among many of Hollywood's most sought-after film and television composers including Christophe Beck, Jeff Beal, Danny Lux, Jon Ehrlich, Dennis C. Brown, Bruce Miller and Paul Shaffer among many others.


Rumblefish / HFA

Rumblefish is a one stop shop for a range of clients including labels, publishers, artists, DSPs, apps and marketplaces.

The Harry Fox Agency (HFA), the leading U.S. mechanical rights organization, has merged its business unit, formally known as Slingshot, with Rumblefish. This powerful combination drives value for creators and distributors of music by delivering a comprehensive digital rights management platform designed to simplify the administration of musical compositions and master recordings; monetize network platforms such as YouTube and provide license verification services utilizing Rumblefish’s RADKey® technology. Top executives from both Rumblefish and HFA have worked together to integrate these services into a cohesive and powerful suite of tools, that include:

  • Licensing
  • Content ID
  • Micro-Licensing
  • Data Management
  • Royalties
  • RADKey
  • Client Support
  • Consulting Services

If you are interested in utilizing Rumblefish’s combined suite of services, please contact Lauren Apolito at LApolito@rumblefish.com