Nashville-based US music rights organisation SESAC is pursuing its strategy of wooing major talent by signing songwriter and film composer Randy Newman.
Newman, who has won Oscars, Grammys and Emmys with his compositions, was previously with ASCAP.
“I am looking forward to a long and (It won’t be too long, will it?) happy association with SESAC,” Newman said in a statement. Newman is currently working on new recordings. In 2014, he signed an administration agreement for North America with New York based publisher Downtown Music Publishing which covered his catalogue from 1977's Little Criminal onwards, including such songs as “I Love L.A.”, “Short People,” and “It's Money That Matters.”
“There is no question that Randy Newman’s contribution to music is unparalleled, with songs that are timeless and music scores that are memorable. His career has spanned almost 50 years, a tribute to his brilliance as a composer and musician,” said John Josephson, chairman/CEO of SESAC. “We are proud to welcome Randy to the SESAC family of affiliates.”