SESAC Music Group promotes Rose Cook to COO, Music Services; Monica Hertz to Senior Director, Operations

New York-headquartered music company and PRO SESAC Music Group continues to bolster its expanded Music Services division, promoting Rose Cook to Chief Operating Officer, Music Services, and Monica Hertz to Senior Director, Operations.

The announcement of their appointments came just days after SESAC disclosed the appointment of industry veteran Andy Bodkin as President, International for the Music Services division.

SESAC will combine the expertise of companies under the SESAC Music Services umbrella, including AudioSalad, Audiam, HFA, Mint, Music Services, and Rumblefish, to provide “a unique and highly customizable global solutions platform and shared services offering for artists and songwriters, as well as independent record label and music publishing clients.”

It follows SESAC’s acquisition of music administration organization Music Services in June 2023.

Cook will serve as COO of the Music Services division after previously serving as co-head of licensing at SESAC Performing Rights. She will continue to report to Malcolm Hawker, SESAC Music Group COO. In her new role, Cook will collaborate with the entire Music Services portfolio to drive efficiency and growth in licensing, royalty collection, and administration services.

Before joining SESAC in 2017, Cook held leadership positions in asset management, investment banking and operations at Citigroup, Oppenheimer and Goldman Sachs.

Cook’s track record in strategic operational growth positions her to spearhead SESAC Music Group’s ongoing transformation.

SESAC also announced that Monica Hertz (pictured, right) has been promoted to Senior Director, Operations, and will report to Cook. Hertz will focus on implementing the shared services platform on a global scale. She joined SESAC Performing Rights in 2017, where she played a role in managing writer and publisher deals, and collaborating with internal teams to support the company’s needs.

SESAC is owned by investment giant Blackstone, which bought the PRO in 2017. The company represents the rights of around 30,000 songwriters including AdeleNeil DiamondRosanne Cash and Bob Dylan. It also offers a range of data, technology, and services to music industry professionals across various segments.

SESAC’s most recent deals include a global rights management agreement with South Korea’s KOSCAP, a distribution agreement with Japan’s NexTone, and a multi-territorial digital licensing deal with five Southeast Asian collection societies.

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