Rosanne Cash has signed with for-profit music rights organization SESAC for representation – joining the likes of Kings of Leon, Randy Newman, Axl Rose, Robin Thicke, Green Day and George Clinton on the company’s roster.
SESAC, which was recently acquired by private equity funds affiliated with financing giant Blackstone, claims to be the only US-based music rights organization that administers public performance, mechanical, synchronization and other rights for songwriters within a single company.
Multiple award winner and Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Famer Rosanne Cash is known for a string of No. 1 hits, including “Seven Year Ache,” “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me,” and “Blue Moon With Heartache”.
Cash’s recording career began in 1978, with an album released by the German label Ariola.
One year later, Columbia Records signed Cash and released “Right or Wrong,” an album that produced the Top 20 single, “No Memories Hangin’ Around” – a duet with country music legend Bobby Bare.
Two years later, Cash gained significant success with the release of “Seven Year Ache,” with the title track going to No. 1.
To-date, she has released 15 albums, earning four Grammy Awards and 11 Grammy nominations.
“Rosanne Cash is in a category of her own.”
John Josephson, SESAC
She has released 21 Top 40 singles, including 11 No. 1 songs. Cash’s landmark album, “The List,” won the Americana Music Album of the Year award in 2009.
“Rosanne Cash is in a category of her own,” said John Josephson, Chairman and CEO, SESAC. “As a songwriter, her songs resonate with our souls. As a recording artist, she creates timeless music.
“Her creativity spans across not only musical genres, but also mediums, garnering accolades as both a musician and an author.
“She has built a career and a legacy that makes her an American treasure. We could not be more proud that Rosanne is now a part of the SESAC family.”
Cash said: “I am thrilled to join SESAC. I have long respected SESAC’s advocacy for the creative community, on Capitol Hill and in every realm in which songwriters work, and I value SESAC’s role as an innovator in music rights.
“This is an exciting time for SESAC, and I’m delighted to join the family.”
Cash, who tours regularly, has numerous dates set throughout 2017, including a sold-out trio of concerts in San Francisco with Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams.
In addition to her music, she has authored three books, including her best-selling memoir, “Composed.”
SESAC Holdings has offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Portland, San Francisco, London and Munich.Music Business Worldwide