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Published: 5/30/2012

SESAC’s Linda Lorence Critelli Named President, NY NARAS Board Of Governors

SESAC’s Linda Lorence Critelli has been named President of the 2012 New York Chapter Board of Governors for the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS).  Critelli, who is SESAC’s Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, has previously chaired several NARAS committees and served as Chapter Secretary.

ABOUT Linda Lorence Critelli:
Linda Lorence Critelli is Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations for the performing rights organization, SESAC in New York City.  She is responsible for signing and working with SESAC’s up and coming roster of talent as well as working with the organization's established professionals.  SESAC's roster includes some of the biggest names in today’s market including Nate “Danja” Hills (Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado), Bryan Michael Cox (Mary J Blige, Mariah Carey, Usher), Billy Mann (Jessica Simpson), Swizz Beatz, Coheed & Cambria, Cassandra Wilson, MGMT, as well as legendary writers like Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond and the band RUSH.

Linda works to promote SESAC and its songwriter and publisher affiliates through various outreach efforts.  She hosts the popular “Writers on the Storm” showcase series in New York City for unsigned songwriting talent.  She produces workshops to help educate the songwriting and music community on current related music business issues.  And, she is involved in the production of SESAC’s award celebrations, including the annual SESAC NY awards, which honors the organizations top talent.

She currently serves on as President of the New York Chapter of the Recording Academy (The Grammys).  Linda is also co-chair of the Education Committee and hosts a series of interviews with music industry professionals.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and The National Music Council.  She is a former president of Women in Music. 

Linda is a Graduate of Berklee College of Music and is a recipient of the college’s “Distinguished Alumni Award”.