SESAC Music Awards 2023

The SESAC Music Awards 2023 recognized exceptional songwriters and publishers in the music industry, with winners including Jimmy Napes, Malibu Babie, and artists like Sam Smith, Nicki Minaj, and The Weeknd for their hit songs.

by M Nishali

Updated Sep 21, 2023

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SESAC Music Awards 2023
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SESAC

SESAC is a company in the United States that helps songwriters and musicians get paid for their music. It started a long time ago, in 1930, to help European composers, but now it helps all kinds of music creators. SESAC makes sure that when music is played on the radio or in other places, the people who made that music get the money they deserve for their hard work.

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It works with many famous musicians like Bob Dylan and Mariah Carey and has changed a lot over the years.SESAC has a big catalog of over a million songs and 30,000 songwriters. They even moved their main office to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1985.

In 2015, SESAC got even bigger by buying the Harry Fox Agency, which helps with music rights. And in 2017, another company called The Blackstone Group became the owner of SESAC. So, SESAC is an important part of making sure musicians and songwriters can keep making great music.

SESAC Music Awards 2023

The SESAC Music Awards for 2023 were a special event that celebrated great music creators. These awards are like a big "thank you" to the people who make amazing songs. They gave prizes to songwriters and music publishers from different kinds of music.

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Some of the winners were Jimmy Napes for his song "UNHOLY," which Sam Smith & Kim Petras sang. Malibu Babie won for "SUPER FREAKY GIRL," sung by Nicki Minaj. Other winners included Jon Nite, Bigram "DVLP" Zayas, Matt McGinn, and more. It's a way to say "You did an awesome job!" to these music creators.

The awards also honored famous artists like Burna Boy, Kendrick Lamar, and Jack Harlow for their cool songs. The SESAC Music Awards are like a big party to celebrate all the great music that people love. They show how much we appreciate the people who make music that makes us dance, sing, and feel happy. So, congratulations to all the winners for making such awesome music!

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SESAC Music Awards 2023 Scheduled

The SESAC Music Awards for the year 2023 were held in Hollywood on September 20. At this prestigious event, Jack Harlow emerged as one of the big winners. He was honored with the Songwriter of the Year award for the third year in a row.

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Moreover, his song "First Class," which had debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2022, was named Song of the Year. Jack Harlow's songs "Nail Tech" and "Churchill Downs" featuring Drake were also recognized and received performance awards. The SESAC Music Awards celebrate the achievements of songwriters and publishers across different music genres, recognizing their significant contributions to the music industry.

Other notable winners at the 2023 awards included Burna Boy, YG, Malibu Babie, and Daniel Lopatin, among others. The event also acknowledged Sony Music Publishing as Publisher of the Year for the second consecutive year. Overall, the SESAC Music Awards provided a platform to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of artists and songwriters in the music world.

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Performance In SESAC Music Awards 2023 

Performance

SESAC Honoree

Publisher

Recorded by

"UNHOLY"

Jimmy Napes

Universal Music Publishing Group

Sam Smith & Kim Petras

"SUPER FREAKY GIRL"

Malibu Babie

Prescription Tracks, Kobalt Music Publishing

Nicki Minaj

"PICK ME UP"

Jon Nite

Sony Timber Publishing

Gabby Barrett

"ME OR SUM"

Bigram “DVLP” Zayas

Pulse Worldwide

Nardo Wick, Lil Baby & Future

"LIKE I LOVE COUNTRY MUSIC"

Matt McGinn

SMACKWORKS Music, SMACK Blue, Kobalt Music Group

Kane Brown

"THANK GOD"

Josh Hoge & Christian Davis

Chorus 2 Music, Sony Timber Publishing, RMM 416 Publishing

Kane Brown

"OUT OF TIME"

Daniel Lopatin

Songs of Downtown

The Weeknd

"PRESSURE"

Bryan Michael Cox

AVEX USA Tunes

Ari Lennox

"LAST LAST"

Burna Boy & Harvey Mason Jr.

Universal Music Publishing Group

Burna Boy

"DIE HARD"

Dacoury Dahi Natche & Matthew “BLXST” Burdette

Sony Music Publishing

Kendrick Lamar, Blxst & Amanda Reifer

"NAIL TECH"

Jack Harlow

Sony Music Publishing

Jack Harlow

"LOVE ME MORE"

Jimmy Napes

Universal Music Publishing Group

Sam Smith

"HEARTFIRST"

Alysa Vanderheym

Songs of Rhythm House Black, Warner Chappell Music

Kelsea Ballerini

"SCARED MONEY"

Keenon “YG” Jackson

360 Music

YG ft J. Cole & Moneybagg Yo

"MASSIVE"

Richard Zastenker

Universal Music Publishing Group

Drake

"IS THERE SOMEONE ELSE?"

Daniel Lopatin

Songs of Downtown

The Weeknd

"TOXIC"

Samuel “Swish” Ahana & Keenon “YG” Jackson

Universal Music Publishing Group, 360 Music

YG

"BUBBLY"

Dez Wright

ADNAM Publishing, Concord Music Publishing

Young Thug with Drake & Travis Scott

"RICH SPIRIT"

Dacoury Dahi Natche

Sony Music Publishing

Kendrick Lamar

"WE (WARM EMBRACE)"

Wilbart “VEDO” McCoy III

Concord Music Publishing

Chris Brown

"TENNESSEE ORANGE"

Megan Moroney

Sony Timber Publishing

Megan Moroney

"CHURCHILL DOWNS"

Jack Harlow

Sony Music Publishing

Jack Harlow ft. Drake

"BACKOUTSIDEBOYZ"

Dez Wright

ADNAM Publishing, Concord Music Publishing

Drake

"FATHER TIME"

Dacoury Dahi Natche

Sony Music Publishing

Kendrick Lamar ft. Sampha

"COUNT ME OUT"

Dacoury Dahi Natche

Sony Music Publishing

Kendrick Lamar

"HOW DO I MAKE YOU LOVE ME?"

Daniel Lopatin

Songs of Downtown

The Weeknd

"HER"

Malibu Babie

Prescription Tracks, Kobalt Music Publishing

Megan Thee Stallion

"WE GO UP"

Anthony “Papiyerr” Woart Jr.

Sony Music Publishing

Nicki Minaj & Fivio Foreign

"MOP"

Dez Wright

ADNAM Publishing, Concord Music Publishing

Gunna ft. Young Thug

"BEST FRIENDS"

Daniel Lopatin

Songs of Downtown

The Weeknd

"DIE FOR YOU"

Patrick “j.Que” Smith

AVEX USA Tunes, Sony Music Publishing

Joji

"MERCURY"

Dacoury Dahi Natche

Sony Music Publishing

Steve Lacy

"SUNSHINE"

Samuel “Swish” Ahana

Universal Music Publishing Group, 360 Music

Lil Flip 

Winners Of SESAC Music Awards 2023 

At the 2023 SESAC Music Awards, Jack Harlow emerged as the standout, clinching the Songwriter of the Year title for the third consecutive year. His song "First Class," which soared to the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, was also named Song of the Year.

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The event, held in Hollywood, brought together notable figures from the music industry, including executives, artists, and songwriters. Sony Music Publishing also received recognition as Publisher of the Year for the second year in a row, securing a total of 12 awards for songs like "First Class" and "We Go Up" by Nicki Minaj and Fivio Foreign.

Apart from Jack Harlow, other writers were celebrated at the awards ceremony. Daniel Lopatin earned four awards for his collaborations with The Weeknd, while Dez Wright and Jimmy Napes were honored for their contributions to songs by Young Thug and Drake and works with Sam Smith. The SESAC Music Awards provide a platform to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of SESAC's songwriters and publishers, showcasing their talent and impact on the music industry.

Award Category

Winner

Songwriter of the Year

Jack Harlow

Song of the Year

"First Class"

Publisher of the Year

Sony Music Publishing

SESAC Resurgence Award

Micah Otano for "Lost"

Performance Awards

Various Artists 



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SESAC Music Awards 2023 - FAQs

1.  What is SESAC?  

 SESAC is a company that helps songwriters and musicians get paid for their music when it's played on the radio and in other places.

2. Who won the Songwriter of the Year award at the SESAC Music Awards 2023?  

Jack Harlow was named Songwriter of the Year at the SESAC Music Awards 2023.

3. What song was named Song of the Year at the SESAC Music Awards 2023?  

"First Class" was named Song of the Year at the SESAC Music Awards 2023.

4. Which company was recognized as Publisher of the Year at the SESAC Music Awards 2023?  

Sony Music Publishing was named Publisher of the Year for the second year in a row at the SESAC Music Awards 2023.

5. Who received the SESAC Resurgence Award in 2023?  

Micah Otano received the SESAC Resurgence Award in 2023 for the song "Lost."

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