November 07, 2016 11:00 ET

SESAC Signs Kings of Leon

Members of Grammy-Winning Group Join Nation's Only MRO

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 07, 2016) - The members of internationally-acclaimed and Grammy-winning rock band Kings of Leon, best known for the singles "Use Somebody," "Sex on Fire," and "Radioactive," have signed with SESAC, the nation's most progressive PRO and the only Music Rights Organization in the country, for representation.

"Few rock bands have garnered a global following as extensive as Kings of Leon," says John Josephson, SESAC's Chairman/CEO. "The band's musical influence, as both songwriters and performers, has spread from the United States to the U.K. and Australia and well beyond. SESAC is proud to welcome Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill, Jared Followill and Matthew Followill to our affiliate family."

Kings of Leon, who were signed to the PRO under the guidance of SESAC's Sam Kling, Senior Vice President of Creative Operations, and J.D. Connell, SESAC's Vice President & Counsel, New Media Licensing, made a huge impact in 2003 when they released six albums and sold more than 18 million albums worldwide and more than 24 million singles. The band, consisting of brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill, and cousin Matthew Followill, has won three Grammy Awards, three NME Awards, two Brit Awards and one Juno Award. Kings of Leon has toured extensively throughout the world, playing at top venues and headlining major festivals, including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Glastonbury.

Kings of Leon, which hails from Nashville, scored their first No. 1 album when WALLS entered the Billboard 200 chart last month. WALLS, the band's seventh studio album, also hit the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart last month.

Kings of Leon's affiliation is the latest in a string of prominent signings with Randy Newman, Robin Thicke, Green Day, Mariah Carey, Kesha, George Clinton and Cheap Trick's Rick Nielson recently joining the SESAC roster.

About SESAC Holdings, Inc.:

SESAC Holdings is the only U.S.-based Music Rights Organization that administers public performance, mechanical, synchronization and other rights. SESAC Holdings is unique in its ability to offer singular licenses for the works of its affiliated writers and publishers that aggregate both performance and mechanical rights in order to drive greater efficiency in licensing for music users, as well as enhanced value for music creators and publishers. Its businesses operate on a sophisticated information technology and data platform to provide timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution. SESAC Holdings' subsidiaries are some of the most well-known companies in music licensing and administration. SESAC Performing Rights is the second oldest and most progressive performing rights organization in the U.S. SESAC Holdings' acquisition of The Harry Fox Agency (HFA) accelerated its transition to a "multi-rights" organization with HFA's deep publisher relations and mechanical licensing history. Following the HFA acquisition, SESAC's Rumblefish subsidiary was merged with HFA's Slingshot business unit under the Rumblefish brand. Rumblefish simplifies business for digital services, publishers, labels, artists and apps. Rumblefish's transparent composition and recording administration, data and royalty management, licensing and network monetization allow clients to focus on their core business. Rights. Simplified. Royalties. Amplified.

SESAC Holdings has offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Portland, San Francisco, London and Munich.

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