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Published: 6/4/2013

SESAC at CISAC World Creators Summit

SESAC’s President/COO Pat Collins was on hand at the World Creators Summit to moderate a discussion panel entitled “Visions for the Future – Creators in the Digital Age”.  The panel discussed today’s digital revolution and how modern day innovations have empowered creative artists to step outside traditional business structures. 

On Tuesday night SESAC sponsored a reception and showcase for the World Creators Summit attendees that featured award-winning singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale.  The Americana great performed several of his hits including his tribute to the late, great George Jones, "The King Of Broken Hearts". Lauderdale was joined on the show by Hall of Fame artist/songwriter Valerie Simpson ("Ain't No Mountain High Enough") and acclaimed Broadway composer Alan Menken ("Beauty and The Beast") with eclectic and powerful performances that brought the audience to their feet in several standing ovations.

The World Creators Summit is organized by CISAC and supported by all 10 U.S. CISAC member societies, numerous sponsors, Partner Organizations located around the world, as well as trade press and mainstream media, representing the diversity of the creative sector. Featuring appearances from more about 100 of the biggest influencers and industry luminaries in the creator-rights space, speeches and panels will illustrate the major issues to be addressed at the Summit and contained in the event slogan “Create – Connect – Respect”. Over 95 speakers will take the stage at the World Creators Summit.