SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 2, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SESAC, the nation's only Music Rights Organization, honored its remarkable roster of top film and television composers at the annual SESAC Film & Television Composers Awards Dinner. The invitation-only event which was held June 1 at the beautiful Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., celebrated the composers of music featured in 2015's biggest films, primetime television shows and cable programs.

The SESAC event bestows awards to music composers in the categories of Network TV, Local TV, Cable TV, Film Composing and Jingles. SESAC also acknowledged and honored composers for excellence in Streaming Music.

With more than 100 awards given during the evening, some of the industry's most highly rated shows were honored.


SESAC is the only Music Rights Organization in the United States, serving both music users and creators with music licensing services that utilize sophisticated information technology and data science in order to provide timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution. SESAC is unique in its ability to offer singular licenses for the works of its affiliated writers and publishers that aggregate both performance and mechanical rights in order to drive greater efficiency in licensing for music users, as well as enhanced value for music creators and publishers.

SESAC's Performing Rights subsidiary is the second oldest and most progressive PRO in the U.S., the only PRO to pay monthly radio royalties and was the first PRO to pay songwriters and publishers for live performances in venues of any size. Its affiliate roster continues to grow, with recent signings such as Green Day, Mariah Carey, Zac Brown, Kesha, Charli XCX and Nikki Sixx joining established affiliates such as Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Lady Antebellum and the Kurt Cobain estate.

Following the acquisition of the Harry Fox Agency, the leading U.S. Mechanical Rights Organization, SESAC's Rumblefish subsidiary, a leader in music micro-licensing, was merged with HFA's Slingshot business unit under the Rumblefish brand. This powerful combination drives value for creators and users of music by delivering a comprehensive digital rights management platform designed to simplify the administration of musical compositions and master recordings, monetize network platforms such as YouTube and provide license verification services utilizing its RADKey® technology.

SESAC has offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Portland, San Francisco and London.

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