| 1 | SESAC Co-Hosts Bryan-Michael Cox Pre-GRAMMY Brunch: Sean “Diddy” Combs Donates $100,000 To The 100 Urban Entrepreneurs Foundation: During the 2011 Annual Bryan-Michael Cox Pre-Grammy Brunch at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills, co-sponsored by SESAC, Sean “Diddy” Combs committed $100,000.00 to fund young urban entrepreneurs in conjunction with The 100 Urban Entrepreneurs Foundation (www.100urbanentrepreneurs.org). The event, presented by songwriter/music producer Bryan-Michael Cox, SESAC and 100 Urban Entrepreneurs, a non-profit foundation that serves urban youth, honored Sean “Diddy” Combs at the brunch. Pictured (left to right): SESAC’s Trevor Gale, Bryan-Michael Cox and Sean “Diddy” Combs. | 2 | Monty Powell Signs With Ole Publishing: SESAC-affiliated songwriter Monty Powell stopped by the performing rights organization’s Nashville headquarters to celebrate his new publishing agreement with Ole Publishing. Powell, SESAC’s 2009 Songwriter Of The Year, has been one of country’s most successful and prolific songwriters over the last few years scoring hits including “Days Go By,” “Kiss A Girl,” “Til Summer Comes Around” and 2009 SESAC’s Song of the Year, “Sweet Thing” all recorded by superstar Keith Urban. Most recently, Powell was the recipient of the CMA’s coveted “Triple Play” Award for three No. 1 hits in one year. Pictured (left to right): Ole Publishing’s Gilles Godard, SESAC’s Tim Fink, Ole Publishing’s Michael McCarty, Powell, SESAC’s Shannan Hatch and Ole Publishing’s Robert Ott. | 3 | Rico Love Launches Division1: SESAC affiliated songwriter/producer Rico Love recently launched his Division1 label, a joint venture with Universal Motown. Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes and Jim Jonsin are just a few of the celebrities that attended the Usher-hosted event. Love is the writer behind such radio smashes as Usher’s “There Goes My Baby,” Beyonce’s “Sweet Dreams” and Nelly’s “Just A Dream.” Pictured (left to right): Rico Love, Sophie Green, Usher, Cherlise and Young Chris.
| 4 | SESAC Atlanta Hosts Sam Collier Mix-Tape Party: SESAC Atlanta recently hosted a Mix-Tape Release Party for affiliate Sam Collier. The singer/songwriter treated the crowd to a preview of the project as well as a live performance of the entire album. Pictured (left to right): Sam Collier and SESAC’s Cappriccieo Scates. | 5 | SESAC Sponsors NYC GRAMMY Nominee Lunch: SESAC co-hosted a special luncheon in New York City in honor of the 2011 GRAMMY nominees. Angela Hunte, a SESAC affiliate and co-writer of the Jay-Z/Alicia Keys smash “Empire State Of Mind” was on hand to celebrate with all of the attendees including the event’s co-host, Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Pictured (left to right): Jane’t Sewell Ulepic, SESAC’s Linda Lorence Critelli, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Angela Hunte. | 6 | SESAC HONORS CHRISTIAN SONGWRITERS AND PUBLISHERS Jason Ingram named Songwriter Of The Year: SESAC named songwriter/producer Jason Ingram as SESAC’s 2010 Christian Songwriter of the Year at ceremonies held at the chic Hutton Hotel in Nashville. Sony ATV Timber Publishing was named SESAC’s 2010 Christian Publishers of the Year. Ingram amazed music lovers in 2010 with his stunning and prolific work in the Christian format with hits for Mikeschair, The Afters and Tenth Avenue North among many others. Other SESAC award winners that evening included such Christian songsmiths as Cary Barlowe, Ian Eskelin, Mike Donehey, Regie Hamm and Tiffany Arbuckle Lee to name but a few. Pictured (left to right): SESAC’s Tim Fink, Ingram, SESAC’s John Mullins and Trevor Gale.
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