(SESAC/MusiqQueen) – Global Superstar Mariah Carey signs with SESAC. The Best-Selling Female Artist of All Time joins SESAC on the Heels of the Release of Her Brand New Critically Acclaimed Album “Me. I Am Mariah…the Elusive Chanteuse.”
SESAC, the nation’s most progressive performing rights organization, has signed un-paralleled singer, songwriter and producer Mariah Carey for representation. “SESAC couldn’t be more excited to sign Mariah Carey to our family of songwriters,” said Trevor Gale, Senior Vice President, SESAC. “Mariah Carey is without question one of the most gifted and influential artists ever and is truly iconic. While simultaneously remaining relevant, she continues dominating the charts in an unprecedented multi-format fashion. We are ecstatic to have the rare opportunity to work with such a prolific songwriter and producer. Mariah wrote, produced and used her incredible instrument to weave together her new album, which is being greeted with massive critical acclaim worldwide. She manages to top herself with each project and continues to transcend the music industry and the typical categorization of music, setting a standard that has yet to be matched. We are honored to have Mariah Carey in the SESAC family.”
“I’m excited to join the SESAC family and embark on this voyage together,” says Mariah Carey. “This album has been a personal journey and it is very close to my heart. I am confident that this partnership will allow me to explore new channels and audiences with my music.”
Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. Mariah is a singer/songwriter/producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few. With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah is truly the template of the modern pop performance. Mariah Carey’s ongoing impact transcends the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. Mariah Carey made her entrée into the world of independent film with her breakthrough performance for her role in Wise Girls staring alongside academy award winner Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters. In 2009, she was recognized with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Spring International Film Festival for her critically acclaimed role in Lee Daniel’s “Precious” and most recently appeared in his latest stellar ensemble in “The Butler” (2013). A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children’s charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development. Mariah has just released her critically-acclaimed new album, “Me. I Am Mariah…the Elusive Chanteuse,” on May 27th, 2014 (Def Jam Recordings).
SESAC is the nation’s most progressive performing rights organization representing the best songwriters, composers and music publishers in every genre of music. Established in 1930, SESAC is the only pro to pay monthly royalties and was the first among the pros to pay for live performances to songwriters and publishers. SESAC is known for its diversified repertory that includes genres ranging from Adult Contemporary, Urban, Jazz, Rock, Americana, Contemporary Christian, Latin, Country, Gospel, Dance and Classical. SESAC represents an impressive gallery of artist catalogs including Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains, Mumford & Sons, Charli XCX, Robert Johnson’s catalog, PSY, Paul Shaffer, RUSH, the Avett Brothers, Lady Antebellum, Thompson Square, Omarion, Swizz Beatz and Tommy Lee. SESAC also represents iconic songsmiths Bob Dylan and Neil Diamond. Additionally, SESAC has long represented the music on some of TV’s biggest shows including Grey’s Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, Parenthood, Dateline NBC, Dr. Phil, Seinfeld, The Doctors and the Late Show With Craig Ferguson among many others.