SESAC adds senior VP of creative operations

Industry veteran to work from organization's L.A. office

SESAC announced today it has named Sam Kling senior vice president of creative operations.

To work from the Nashville-based performing rights organization’s Los Angeles office, Kling (pictured) will oversee the creative department’s budget and day-to-day operations.

“Sam possesses a keen knowledge of the music industry and a strong business sense,” SESAC President Pat Collins said in a release.  “He is a seasoned professional in L.A.’s publishing and film/TV world, and I look forward to working with him as SESAC continues to grow and expand.”

Previously, Kling served as vice president at peermusic, overseeing the independent music company’s pop A&R as well as film and TV creative operations.

Kling, who holds a bachelor’s degree from the New School University in New York and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. He is also a board member of the Association of Independent Music Publishers and the Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program WmE2 Tennis Classic.

SESAC also has offices in New York, Atlanta, Miami and London.