Adele Moves To SESAC For Performing Rights Representation

Adele has moved to SESAC Performing Rights for representation in the United States, it has been announced by John Josephson, chairman and CEO, SESAC Holdings, Inc. Adele was previously with BMI.

SESAC’s main headquarters are based in Nashville.

Adele joins artist-songwriters including Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, RUSH, Zac Brown, and Lady Antebellum on the SESAC roster. Among other benefits, SESAC pays royalties on a monthly rather than quarterly basis, and also offers singular licenses that include both performance and mechanical rights.

Adele’s chart-topping singles include “Rolling in the Deep,” “Someone Like You,” “Set Fire to the Rain,” “Rumour Has It,” “Skyfall” and “Hello.”

“We are humbled and grateful to have been selected to represent Adele’s performing rights in the United States,” said Josephson. “With each new release, she surpasses her own prior record of achievement and confirms her place as a global superstar in a category all her own.”

With the release of her multi-platinum debut album, 19, in 2008, Adele earned two Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist. Her second release, 21, was named the 2012 Grammy Album of the Year and sold 35 million copies. Adele released her third studio album, 25, in late 2015. The album has gone on to sell more than 23 million copies worldwide, and has earned Adele five additional Grammy Awards.

During her career, Adele has garnered more than 130 awards and received more than 250 nominations for some of the industry’s most prestigious honors to include the Brit Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, Billboard Awards, American Music Award, and Ivor Novello Awards, among others.

Adele just completed a multi-year international tour, and performed her finale in the U.K. at London’s Wembley Stadium.


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