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Published: 1/25/2016

Glen Phillips Promoted to Associate VP, Writer/Publisher Relations at SESAC

Los Angeles – Glen Phillips has been promoted to Associate Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, at SESAC, the world’s only Music Rights Organization. Phillips, who is located in the company’s Los Angeles office, will report to Sam Kling, SESAC’s Senior Vice President, Creative Operations. 

“Since Glen joined SESAC in 2013, he has done an outstanding job identifying and recruiting songwriters and publishers for SESAC and has been responsible for some of the company’s most notable signings, including Nikki Sixx from Motley Crüe and Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick,” Kling said. “As SESAC continues growing and innovating to maximize the value of our affiliates’ copyrights, I am confident that Glen will be a key player in the company’s success.”
Phillips has more than 20 years of experience across a variety of sectors in the music industry including artist management, music licensing, and tour management. After getting his start as a student talent buyer at Southern Illinois University in 1985, Phillips spent the better part of the 90s as a tour manager for heavy rock acts such as Limp Bizkit and Stabbing Westward.

In 2000, he graduated into artist management representing the legendary blues guitarist and Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy, and singer-songwriter couple Over the Rhine. In 2010, Phillips joined indie taste makers The Windish Agency where he co-founded the Windish Music Licensing. Phillips holds a Bachelor of Arts in Radio-Television Management from Southern Illinois University.

Phillips’ promotion comes in the midst of a variety of staff developments. Dennis Lord, Executive Vice President of Creative & Business Affairs, will have added responsibilities to include Creative (Writer/Publisher Relations) as well as Business Affairs. Kling will continue to lead SESAC’s creative operations, reporting to Lord. John Josephson, Chairman and CEO of SESAC, Lord and Kling will work closely as a team to lead SESAC’s repertory activities.