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Published: 11/15/2012

SESAC Expands Global Presence

Performing Rights Organization Signs Contract With ABRAMUS Brazil

SESAC Expands Global Presence
Performing Rights Organization Signs Contract With ABRAMUS Brazil
(Nashville, TN): - SESAC, Inc., the nation’s most progressive performing rights organization, has signed a reciprocal agreement with ABRAMUS covering Brazil.  SESAC’s continued global outreach has resulted in reciprocal agreements with over 80 International Societies.
“We are pleased SESAC will be represented by ABRAMUS who we believe are innovative in performing rights and a very modern, forward-looking company,” said Dr. Wayne Bickerton, Chairman, SESAC International.  “SESAC’s agreement with ABRAMUS Brazil is another example of our commitment to best serve our affiliated composers and publishers around the world and our repertory has never been more vital and popular than right now.”
“We are very happy ABRAMUS has joined together with SESAC on this ground-breaking new partnership,” said Gustavo Gonzalez, Head of New Projects, ABRAMUS.  “This new relationship marks the first time ABRAMUS has been representing an American society and we are confident this will be a successful and mutually beneficial arrangement.”
SESAC’s new expansion in international representation follows on the heels of the launch of the PRO’s monthly distribution payment system.  With this exciting new program, SESAC establishes itself as the only PRO in the world offering songwriters and publishers monthly royalty payments and is another example of SESAC’s dedication to providing the most comprehensive and advanced service to our songwriters and music publishers.
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. (www.sesac.com)

Since its formation in 1982, ABRAMUS, a Brazilian PRO, has grown to become a leader in performing rights administration in Brazil. ABRAMUS has continually invested in its qualified team and structure and, as a result, is able to provide one of the most innovative, unique and transparent services in the world. The prime objective of ABRAMUS is to deliver to the members improved understanding, confidence and efficiency in the administration of their repertory. To date ABRAMUS has been representing more than 35,000 artists and maintain close links with Publishers and Recording Companies. ABRAMUS portfolio comprises some of the most important Brazilian artists, such as Caetano Veloso, Seu Jorge, Roberto Menescal, Jorge Ben. With eight offices around Brazil and an experienced team, ABRAMUS aim to provide the 'best in class' service to its members. You can learn more about ABRAMUS the work in (www.abramus.org.br)

Shawn Williams