Shannan Hatch Shannan Hatch

Senior Vice President
Head of Nashville Creative

Shannan Hatch serves as Senior Vice President, Head of Nashville Creative for SESAC Performing Rights, a subsidiary of SESAC Music Group. She leads the Nashville-based Creative Services team in supporting SESAC-affiliated songwriters and publishers. She also works closely with senior management to support creative-focused initiatives and goals.

As a gifted songwriter advocate, Hatch, and her team are responsible for the recruitment, signing, and nurturing of songwriters and publishers and the retention of existing SESAC-affiliated writers and publishers. During her time with SESAC, Hatch has worked closely with affiliates Lee Brice, Jamey Johnson, Runaway June, Craig Campbell, Matt McGinn, Josh Hoge, Jesse Lee, Richard Leigh, Jaron Boyer, Cary Barlowe, Lance Miller, Monty Powell, Michael Tyler, along with Americana tunesmiths Hayes Carll and Jim Lauderdale, Allison Moorer, among many others.

Hatch is also instrumental in producing SESAC-sponsored songwriter events including Tin Pan South, SESAC Presents at the Bluebird, CMA Showcases, Pensacola Songwriters Festival, SESAC Nashville Awards, as well as many charitable events in and around the Nashville area.

Before joining SESAC in 2002, Hatch worked as a publicist for AristoMedia, FrontPage Publicity, Rasky Bearlein, and Commotion Public Relations. In those capacities, she worked with high-profile artists such as Keith Urban, record labels including Broken Bow Records, special projects for Lucky Dog artists, and the O’Brother Where Art Thou Tour, among others.

Hatch is a board member of the Academy of Country Music (ACM), the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), the Nikki Mitchell Foundation, and YMCA Camp Widjiwagan. She is a member of the Americana Music Association, Country Music Association (CMA), and The Recording Academy. Previous board representation includes the National Recording Preservation Board for the Library of Congress, SOLID, and the Miller Harris Foundation.

Her honors include MusicRow Rising Women on the Row and Nashville Business Journal Women in Music City Award, as well as being named to the Billboard 2022 List of Country Power Players.

Hatch and her husband, award-winning songwriter Rob Hatch, reside in Nashville with their children Henry and Ruby Grace.

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