SESAC acquired by Blackstone

Music Services Acquired by SESAC Music Group

SESAC Music Group announced the recent acquisition of Music Services, a best-in-class music administration organization servicing music publishers and record labels with their own proprietary licensing and royalty management database program. 

Music Services offers a comprehensive set of back-office administration services including song registration, licensing, royalty collections, copyright clearances, and much more. For over 35 years, Music Services has been a trusted partner to more than 250 companies, issuing over 262,000 licenses. 

Music Services will remain in their headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee and will continue to function as a standalone business within SESAC Music Group under the leadership of Lynn Lowe, President, who has been with the company for fifteen years.

Lynn Lowe, President, Music Services

“We are thrilled to bring our licensing and administration services and over thirty years of experience to SESAC Music Group, a company that is so clearly aligned with our mission to support creators and independent publishers,” said Lowe. “The entire leadership team shares our vision and is eager to support our goal for continued growth, and we look forward to working together for many years.” 

“We are honored to have Music Services in the SESAC Music Group family,” said SESAC Music Group Chairman and CEO John Josephson. “The quality of their label and publishing services and integrity of the team is unparalleled, and we are excited to help them expand their reach to a broader set of independent labels and publishers globally.” 

Music Services is one of the largest independent music administration companies in the world, servicing the back officeneeds of music publishers and record labels that are passionate about supporting and growing the careers of world-class songwriters and artists. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the team’s suite of services includes song registration, licensing, royalty accounting, music publishing consulting, and copyright clearances through a proprietary technology platform. Learn more at

SESAC Music Group is a global, multi-line music company that provides a wide range of data, technology and services to publishers, songwriters, composers, and creators across every corner of the music industry. With its four divisions including Performing Rights, Music Services, Audiovisual Music, and Church Resources, SESAC Music Group drives efficiency in licensing for music users and is home to a wide array of world-class music companies.