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.