Legendary songwriter and film composer Randy Newman, whose musical compositions have earned Oscars, Grammys and Emmys, has signed with SESAC, one of the nation’s most progressive Performing Rights Organization (PRO) and the only Music Rights Organization in the country, for representation.
“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.”
“I am looking forward to a long and (It won’t be too long, will it?) happy association with SESAC,” Newman joked.
With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has created musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. In addition to his acclaimed solo recordings—such as Randy Newman, 12 Songs, Sail Away, Good Old Boys and Harps and Angels—and regular international touring, Newman composes and scores for films, including The Natural, Awakenings, Ragtime, all three Toy Story pictures, Seabiscuit, James and the Giant Peach, A Bug’s Life, and most recently, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, the prequel to Monsters Inc. (which he also scored). Newman’s many honors include six Grammys, three Emmys, two Academy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Additionally, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
Newman’s affiliation is the latest in a string of prominent signings with Green Day, Zac Brown, Robin Thicke, Kesha, George Clinton and Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielson, recently joining the SESAC roster.
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