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Published: 6/6/2011

SESAC Promotes James Leach to Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, West Coast Operations

SESAC, the nation's most progressive performing rights organization announces the promotion of James Leach to Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relation, West Coast Operations. Formerly Associate Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations & New Technologies, Leach has been with SESAC for ten years and will now be responsible for SESAC's Los Angeles office operations.  Leach will also continue to recruit writers and publishers for SESAC as well as facilitate catalog affiliations.

“I am so pleased to recognize the considerable contributions made by James Leach to the overall success of SESAC,” said Trevor Gale, Senior Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, SESAC. "James is a unique executive in his innate gift for recognizing new and untapped talent while also possessing strong leadership abilities and a keen strategic business mind.  His concept for the SESAC Songwriters Bootcamp has proven to be particularly beneficial to our songwriters and publishers and a great example of his innovative mindset. This is a well-deserved promotion and I look forward to the many successes in store for our SESAC affiliates.”
Leach began his music career at Famous Music Publishing before landing with ATV Music Group where he was eventually named Director of Creative Affairs. Upon leaving ATV, Leach formed Leach Entertainment Enterprises where he consulted for several indie labels and placed music recording projects in various film/television projects. Leach rejoined Famous Music Publishing and was responsible for signing current million-selling artist/producer AKON and also served as Music Consultant/Coordinator for the groundbreaking TV show, “New York Undercover” as well as serving as a Music Supervisor for Fox Television before joining SESAC in 2001.
Established in 1930, SESAC is a service organization created to serve both the creators of music and music users through music licensing and timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution. The second oldest and fastest growing performing rights organization in the U.S., SESAC is known for its diversified repertory that includes genres ranging from Adult Contemporary, Urban, Jazz, Rock, Americana, Contemporary Christian, Latin, Country, Gospel, Dance, Classical and New Age. SESAC is also rapidly becoming the performing rights organization of choice among many of Hollywood's most sought-after film and television composers. Headquartered in Nashville, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London.