New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Workman Entertainment & PR)
WHO: SESAC, the nation's most progressive performing rights organization, the biggest songwriters, producers, industry executives and artists of 2011 including: Grammy Award winning artist Melanie Fiona; Grammy award winning songwriter, producer and artist Bryan-Michael Cox; Q Parker of 112; award winning producer/songwriter Rico Love ("Without You
Guetta featuring Usher); Glassnote Record's Daniel
Glass; Grammy award winner producer/songwriter Greg Curtis (Eric Clapton, Jennnifer Hudson, Whitney Houston, Raphael
Saadiq, Keyshia Cole); award winning producer/songwriter Traci Hale (Rihanna's "What's My Name?
"Brandy, Mya); Artist Eric Goudy II (Rico Love protégé and future superstar); producer/songwriter Kendrick "Wyldcard" Dean; producer/songwriter Nikhil Seetharam ("Make Me Proud
featuring Nicki Minaj); producer/songwriter Jacob Lutrell ("Tonight I'm Loving You" by Enrique Iglesias); producer/songwriter Safaree Samuels ("Did It On 'Em" by Nicki Minaj); songwriter Jason Perry (Mary J. Blige, Lloyd) Social Media Maven and Celebrity Hostess Bevy Smith and many more to be announced.
SESAC Executives including SESAC Chairman of the Board/CEO, Stephen Swid; SESAC Co-Chairman, Ira Smith and SESAC Member of the Office of the Chairman, Freddie Gershon.
WHAT:The 2012 SESAC Pop Music
Awards will honor the top songwriters and publishers of 2011 with special awards being presented to the Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year and Publisher of the Year.
Special performance by Grammy Award winning R&B artist, Melanie Fiona
WHEN: Thursday, May 10, 2012
PRESS CHECK IN: 5:15 PM
Red carpet: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Dinner 7:45 (By Invite Only)
WHERE: Skylight Soho (275 Hudson Street, between Dominick & Broome Street)
WHY: The invitation-only, red carpet gala event has established itself as one of the most popular music gatherings in the business. Each year the star studded evening features special performances from some of entertainment's top hit-makers with attendees including some of the biggest names in music.