Bob Dylan – MusiCares Person of the Year
SESAC was front and center at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year dinner in support of longtime affiliate Bob Dylan who is currently celebrating 20 years with the PRO. The Person of the Year honor is in recognition of Dylan’s extraordinary creative and philanthropic endeavors. The tribute concert featured performances by Norah Jones, Jack White, Sheryl Crow, Tom Jones, Beck, Neil Young and Willie Nelson, among others. Introduced by former President Jimmy Carter, Dylan gave a 30-minute speech and thanked many of the artists, songwriters and music industry executives who were supportive throughout his career.
SESAC’s Pat Collins visited with several lawmakers and music industry executives at the event which provides funds for essential support for music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.