Randy Newman Signs With SESAC


NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Grammy award-winning songwriter and composer Randy Newman has signed with performance rights organization SESAC for representation of his songwriting catalog.

Over the course of a long career, Newman has recorded hits such as 12 Songs, Sail Away, Good Old Boys, and Harps and Angels, as well as numerous film scores, including The Natural, Awakenings, Ragtime, all three Toy Story pictures, Seabiscuit, James and the Giant Peach, A Bug’s Life, and most recently, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, the prequel to Monsters Inc. (which he also scored).

Newman’s many honors include six Grammys, three Emmys, two Academy Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Additionally, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

“There is no question that Randy Newman’s contribution to music is unparalleled, with songs that are timeless and music scores that are memorable. His career has spanned almost 50 years, a tribute to his brilliance as a composer and musician,” said John Josephson, Chairman/CEO of SESAC. “We are proud to welcome Randy to the SESAC family of affiliates.”