Malibu, Calif. (October 17, 2019) – Last night, SESAC hosted an intimate dinner to celebrate affiliate songwriter Rami Dawod as Pop Songwriter of the Year. The song “Never Be The Same,” co-written by Dawod, along with Camila Cabello, Frank Dukes, Sasha Sloan and Jacob Olofsson, was also named Pop Song of the Year, with awards presented to Dawod and DAWODMUSIC. For the celebration, several music industry colleagues came together at Nobu in Malibu to recognize Dawod and the song’s success. “Never Be The Same,” recorded by Camila Cabello, became the artist’s third number one single and spent three weeks at the top of the charts. In addition, Rolling Stone ranked it #4 of the “50 Best Songs of 2018.”
“We’re beyond thrilled to honor Rami as SESAC’s Pop Songwriter of the Year,” said Sam Kling, SESAC SVP of Creative Operations. “We’re grateful to Rami and proud that he is part of the SESAC family, and we look forward to celebrating many more successes with him in the future.” SESAC’s Mario Prins added, “Rami is a phenomenally talented songwriter, producer, and artist. I’ve been working with him over the past several years and I think this is only the beginning.”
Rami Dawod is a GRAMMY-Award winning writer/producer/artist, who has had a hand in creating multiple hits, including “Electricity,” performed by Mark Ronson and Silk City ft. Dua Lipa, which won him a GRAMMY for Best Dance Recording in 2018. Dawod makes up one half of the production duo Jarami alongside Olofsson. Earlier this year, Dawod joined the roster of independent music publisher Reservoir.
SESAC Performing Rights Organization is the second oldest PRO in the U.S. It drives efficiency in licensing for music users and enhances value for its affiliated writers, publishers and composers by providing timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution. SESAC represents over 30,000 songwriters and film composers from a broad range of genres including artists such as Adele, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, David Crosby, Rosanne Cash, Mariah Carey, Kesha, Lalah Hathaway, Christophe Beck, Gabriel Mann and many more. SESAC is a leader and innovator in music licensing that administers public performance, mechanical, and other rights through SESAC PRO and its affiliates including The Harry Fox Agency, Rumblefish, and Mint Digital Services. SESAC Holdings has offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, London and Munich.