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Published: 12/11/2008

Writer/Publisher Relations & New Technologies,

SESAC, the nation's fastest growing performing rights organization announces the promotion of James Leach to Associate Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations & New Technologies. Formerly Senior Director, Writer/Publisher Relations, Leach has been with SESAC for seven years and will be responsible for developing and assessing new and emerging technology opportunities geared toward enhancing the writer's experience as well as increasing revenue opportunities.  Leach will also continue to recruit writers and publishers for SESAC. 

“Over the past several years James Leach has played an integral part in the development of the SESAC roster of affiliated songwriters," said Trevor Gale, Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, SESAC. "In addition to his innate gift in recognizing new talent, James also possesses a strong sense of marketing in new technologies particularly in how it can benefit SESAC affiliates.  It's this unique combination of vision and passion that makes us confident of his ability to contribute significantly to SESAC’s continued exponential growth."  James Leach

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 working 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