SESAC New York, Writer/Publisher Reps
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Senior Vice President, Writer Publisher Relations
Based in the company’s New York office, Gale oversees all of SESAC’s Writer/Publisher related activity and is responsible for signing and developing songwriters and publishers. With the company since 1996, Gale has been responsible for SESAC’s rapid expansion in the fields of R&B and hip-hop, affiliating some of the genres’ key figures including Swizz Beatz, Jack Knight, Nate “Danja” Hills and Jason Perry as well as overseeing the largest-ever increase in SESAC’s urban repertory. Prior to joining SESAC, Gale served as chief executive officer of Gale Warnings Production Company in New York City, a full-service music production facility, for five years. He also has spent many years as an independent record producer, songwriter and drummer. Gale has toured and/or recorded with artists such as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Vanessa Williams and Run DMC.
Gale is an active member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Black Rock Coalition. At NARAS, he is a member of the Board of Governors and an Alternate Trustee for New York. As a music industry panelist, Gale has appeared at the BESLA, Urban Network, NARAS and Boston Music Conferences.
Linda Lorence Critelli
Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations
At the company since 1989, Linda has served SESAC’s New York songwriting and publishing community with pride. Her tenure with the company has allowed her to work with writers in all genres of music, but she has established herself in the Jazz, Pop and Singer/Songwriter formats. She has signed numerous up and coming writers as well as established professionals. SESAC's roster includes some of the biggest names in today’s vast market including Nate “Danja” Hills (Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado), Mumford & Sons, Bryan Michael Cox (Mary J Blige, Mariah Carey, Usher), Billy Mann (Pink, John Legend), Swizz Beatz, Coheed & Cambria, MGMT, Ellis Paul, Jim Lauderdale, and Jazz greats Cassandra Wilson, Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran and Greg Osby, as well as legendary writers Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond and the band RUSH.
Linda hosts showcase series in New York City for unsigned talent and develops educational initiatives for SESAC affiliates. She has represented SESAC at numerous music conferences throughout the years and is a chosen speaker in the areas of music publishing, performing rights and the business of songwriting.
She is currently serving as president of the NY Chapter of The Recording Academy (The Grammy Organization) where she oversees all of the chapters initiatives including professional development seminars and the Recording Academy’s signature gala events. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, The National Music Council and is the former president of Women in Music in New York.
Prior to SESAC, Linda was a professional singer. She is a graduate of The Berklee College of Music where she is a recipient of the college’s “Distinguished Alumni Award” .
Senior Director, Writer/Publisher Relations
With SESAC since 2001, Dominguez is responsible for identifying and cultivating new music talent in the rock and pop genres. Based in New York, Dominguez works closely with current SESAC affiliates such as MGMT, Coheed and Cambria, Chairlift, The Faint, Mates Of State, and Young Love to name a few. Jamie represents SESAC at numerous music industry conferences and events throughout the year and plays a key role in developing SESAC’s presence at some of the biggest music events in the country including SXSW and CMJ. Jamie received her degree in Journalism & Public Relations from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the SESAC New York team in 2001, she worked as a publicist at McGuckin & Purcell Entertainment PR in Austin, TX, as well as the Texas Chapter of NARAS.