For the second year in a row, Jack Harlow was named Songwriter of the Year at SESAC Music Awards. The Performing Rights Organization (PRO) held its annual event — recognizing member songwriters and music publishers behind the most performed songs of the year — on Wednesday, September 21, at The London in West Hollywood.
Harlow, who was in attendance, shared the honor for “Industry Baby,” tying with Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” for song of the year. Sony Music Publishing was named Publisher of the Year.
In addition, Brian-Michael Cox was recognized with the SESAC Icon Award for his career as a songwriter and producer, who has been credited with 35 No. 1 hits and won nine Grammy Awards. Artists he has collaborated with include Usher, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige and Toni Braxton
SESAC Chief Creative Officer Sam Kling said: “We are thrilled to celebrate our talented pop, R&B, rap and hip-hop affiliates together in person. Our songwriters and producers have created amazing, record-breaking music and we are honored to represent their music.”
In addition to Harlow and Cox, Robert Glasper, Kenyon Dixon and Dixon also appeared.
SESAC Music Group in particular Music licensing and managing public performance, mechanical and other rights through SESAC Performing Rights, the second-oldest PRO in the US and represents thousands of songwriters and film composers across all genres. Its partners include Harry Fox Agency, Rumblefish and Mint Digital Services. SESAC Music Group has offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, London and Munich.