New York, NY (April 2, 2012) – SESAC, the nation’s most progressive performing rights organization, will honor the top songwriters and publishers in a range of music genres at the 2012 SESAC Pop Music Awards on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at New York City’s elegant Skylight SoHo.
The SESAC Pop Awards will honor the most popular songs of 2011 with special awards being presented to the Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year and Publisher of the Year.
The invitation-only, red carpet gala event has established itself as one of the most popular music gatherings in the business. Each year the star studded evening features special performances from some of entertainment’s top hit-makers with attendees including some of the biggest names in music. Previously, SESAC has presented awards to the likes of Bob Dylan, MGMT, Neil Diamond, Lady Antebellum, Alice In Chains, Mumford & Sons, Chrisette Michele, Bryan-Michael Cox, Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, and Nate “Danja” Hills among many others.
In years past, the SESAC Pop Awards has honored such luminaries as songwriter/producer/ artist Swizz Beatz, songwriter Nate “Danja” Hills, songwriting icon Neil Diamond, “Late Show With David Letterman” musical director Paul Shaffer, songstress Chrisette Michele and Alice In Chains guitarist/songwriter, Jerry Cantrell.
In 2011, SESAC celebrated the 100th birthday of music pioneer and undisputed King of the Delta Blues, Robert Johnson with a special tribute.
The 2012 SESAC Pop Awards promises more excitement with soon to be announced special artist performances and appearances.
Established in 1930, SESAC is a service organization created to serve both the creators of music and music users through responsive and innovative music licensing and timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution. The second oldest and fastest growing performing rights organization in the U.S., SESAC is known for its diversified repertory that includes genres including Jazz, Pop, Adult Contemporary, Urban, Rock, Americana, Contemporary Christian, Latin, Country, Gospel, Dance, Classical and New Age. SESAC is also rapidly becoming the contemporary rights organization of choice among many of Hollywood’s most sought-after film and television composers. Headquartered in Nashville, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. www.sesac.com.