Sam Kling Named SVP Creative Ops at SESAC

Veteran peermuisic publisher in film/TV world will be based in organization's L.A. office.read more.....»»

Category: musicSource: hollywoodreporterJun 19th, 2017

Sam Smith Tells Elton John He Almost Quit Making Music In Intimate Attitude Interview — "I Started To Lose Myself"

Sam Smith almost said goodbye to music during his extended hiatus. In a new revealing interview for Attitude magazine, the 25-year-old singer opened up about his embarrassing Oscars flub, his competitive friendship with Ed Sheeran, and the heartbreak that left him feeling like he "didn't want to do it any more." So let's start there. Sam admitted he [...] Sam Smith almost said goodbye to music during his extended hiatus. In a new revealing interview for Attitude magazine, the 25-year-old singer opened up about his embarrassing Oscars flub, his competitive friendship with Ed Sheeran, and the heartbreak that left him feeling like he "didn't want to do it any more." So let's start there. Sam admitted he found it really difficult to channel his emotions into music after he was recently dumped. Related: Sam Says He's 'Insanely Single' He explained in the conversation casually led by Sir Elton John: "There was a period, when making the record, that I was in a really bad place. I got dumped, which wasn't very nice. Writing music about that kind of thing is normally like therapy for me, but when I got dumped this time 'round I just couldn't write for about two months... My team had to force me to get into the studio, because I almost felt as if I didn't want to do it any more. So, there were moments on there where it got a bit intense and I started to lose myself." Ultimately, Sam was able to get back to work -- as we can see by his new single Too Good At Goodbyes. The last time the London native was in the spotlight was when he got a ton of flack for saying he was the first openly gay Oscar winner when he accepted the prestigious award for his James Bond track Writing's On the Wall from 2015's Spectre. Turns out, he had misread an article by Sir Ian McKellen that really said no openly gay man had ever won the Oscar for best actor. Sam told the Tiny Dancer icon of the backlash: "It made me really sad for a few weeks afterwards, I was really upset. But my intentions were good. I met Ian afterwards and we had a laugh about it. I'm at peace with it now ... Basically, I just fucked up. I was so nervous... I'd read Sir Ian McKellen's interview the day before saying that no openly gay man had ever won the Oscar for best actor, and in that moment my brain and my mouth didn't work together. That's nerves for you." Elsewhere in the interview, the 70-year-old artist compared his own relationship with Rod Stewart to Sam's friendship with the Shape Of You singer. Sir Elton stated: "Rod and I were competitive with each other, and that's healthy because it drives you, but we loved and supported each other, too. I think perhaps you and Ed Sheeran are the same way. You do both love each other, both admire each other and are going through the same thing as each other, at the same age... You're the new Rod and me!" To which Sam responded: "It makes you push yourself. Watching him this past year has just been incredible, but yeah, of course it makes me hungry." You can snag Sam's full sit-down interview HERE! [Image via Attitude.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 14th, 2017

Sam Smith: "Too Good at Goodbyes" Stream, Download, & Lyrics - Listen Now!

It’s finally here!! Sam Smith just dropped his first new single since 2015 – and you can listen to it here! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sam Smith The 25-year-old Grammy-winning performer released his new single “Too Good at Goodbyes”. Sam won an Oscar for his most recent single – “Writing on the [...] It’s finally here!! Sam Smith just dropped his first new single since 2015 – and you can listen to it here! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sam Smith The 25-year-old Grammy-winning performer released his new single “Too Good at Goodbyes”. Sam won an Oscar for his most recent single – “Writing on the Wall” – which was featured in the 2015 James Bond film Spectre. You can download Sam‘s new song off of iTunes here. Listen to “Too Good at Goodbyes” below! Click inside to read the lyrics for Sam’s new single… Read “Too Good At Goodbyes” by Sam Smith on Genius.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 8th, 2017

Sam Smith Announces New Single "Too Good At Goodbyes"!

Sam Smith is officially making his musical comeback! The 25-year-old Grammy-winning singer took to Instagram to announced that he will be dropping his new single “Too Good at Goodbyes” and it’s dropping this week! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sam Smith “‘Too Good At Goodbyes’. 8th September 2017. So excited for you to [...] Sam Smith is officially making his musical comeback! The 25-year-old Grammy-winning singer took to Instagram to announced that he will be dropping his new single “Too Good at Goodbyes” and it’s dropping this week! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sam Smith “‘Too Good At Goodbyes’. 8th September 2017. So excited for you to hear the new single xx,” Sam captioned the below photo of himself holding up his new single’s cover art. Sam rose to fame with his hit debut album The Lonely Hour back in 2014. He won an Oscar for his most recently single – “Writing on the Wall” – which was featured in the 2015 James Bond film Spectre. Make sure you stay check back in with JustJared.com on Friday to hear Sam‘s new song! A post shared by Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) on Sep 4, 2017 at 12:02am PDT.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 4th, 2017

Sam Claflin Squeezes into Shailene Woodley"s Bathing Suit - See the Photos!

Sam Claflin seems to be having some problems with his swimsuit! The 31-year-old actor took to Instagram to share a couple of photos of himself wearing a woman’s bathing suit – that just happens to belong to Shailene Woodley! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sam Claflin “Oucheeze. #adrift Photo c/o @shailenewoodley,” Sam captioned [...] Sam Claflin seems to be having some problems with his swimsuit! The 31-year-old actor took to Instagram to share a couple of photos of himself wearing a woman’s bathing suit – that just happens to belong to Shailene Woodley! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sam Claflin “Oucheeze. #adrift Photo c/o @shailenewoodley,” Sam captioned one of the below photos where he adjusts himself in Shailene‘s bathing suit on the back of a boat. Sam and Shailene are currently working on a new movie together and have been taking to Instagram to share some photos from set in Fiji. See the hot photos of Sam in the gallery below!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 18th, 2017

SESAC, Radio Music Licensing Committee Both Claim Victory in Price War

"We now have an independently adjudicated rate that's approximately 50% above the current ASCAP rate,” says SESAC CEO John Josephson......»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 31st, 2017

SESAC, Radio Music Licensing Committee Both Claim Victory In Price War

"We now have an independently adjudicated rate that's approximately 50% above the current ASCAP rate,” says SESAC CEO John Josephson......»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 31st, 2017

SESAC Gets New Leadership, Plans to Greatly Expand

"SESAC has big plans," says the organization's new chairman and CEO.read more.....»»

Category: musicSource: hollywoodreporterMar 14th, 2017

Toronto: IM Global Adds Emil Elmer As Int’l Sales & Acquisitions SVP, Ups Biz Dev SVP

IM Global is boosting its exec ranks as sales action kicks off in Toronto. The film and TV sales, financing, and production company has hired Emil Elmer to serve as SVP, International Sales and Acquisitions out of its London office. Prior to IM Global, th.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJan 14th, 2015

Sam Smith Teases New Music at Secret Concert in LA

Sam Smith flashes a huge smiles as he leaves a concert venue on Monday night (September 11) in Los Angeles. The 25-year-old Grammy-winning entertainer looked super handsome in a silk shirt, black trousers, and shiny shoes as he performed a secret concert for fans. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sam Smith During the [...] Sam Smith flashes a huge smiles as he leaves a concert venue on Monday night (September 11) in Los Angeles. The 25-year-old Grammy-winning entertainer looked super handsome in a silk shirt, black trousers, and shiny shoes as he performed a secret concert for fans. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sam Smith During the performance, Sam teased his new music along with performing his new song “Too Good at Goodbye.” After releasing the song last week, Sam took to Instagram to thank fans for supporting him and his new song. Completely overwhelmed by the reaction to my new music 🖤 Thank you for listening, and for all your incredible messages and comments. I am reading them all!! 😭😭 A post shared by Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) on Sep 10, 2017 at 11:47am PDT.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 13th, 2017

Sam Heughan Reveals If He Goes Commando Under His Kilt

Sam Heughan made an appearance on Live! with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday (September 5) in New York City. During the interview, the 37-year-old Outlander star was asked many questions about wearing a kilt. “Do you wear a kilt?” Ryan asked Sam, who is Scottish, during the interview. “I do wear a kilt. It’s a [...] Sam Heughan made an appearance on Live! with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday (September 5) in New York City. During the interview, the 37-year-old Outlander star was asked many questions about wearing a kilt. “Do you wear a kilt?” Ryan asked Sam, who is Scottish, during the interview. “I do wear a kilt. It’s a fine thing. It’s something we wear for a formal occasion,” Sam said. “I’ve always heard…that underneath the kilt, you don’t wear anything at all…it’s just an open air situation,” Kelly said. “And in the highlands of Scotland it is very open air,” Sam responded. Kelly asked again, “Is it true?” “It’s true,” he said. In addition, Sam also had love notes read to him from fans all over the world! Watch a snippet from the interview below, and be sure to check out Outlander season three this Sunday on Starz!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 5th, 2017

Sam Heughan & MacKenzie Mauzy Are Still Going Strong!

Sam Heughan and his girlfriend MacKenzie Mauzy are still going strong after several months of dating! The 37-year-old Outlander star posted a photo of him and his 28-year-old actress girlfriend on his Instagram account. “Good luck @forceindiaf1 and thank you for the amazing experience! #SubstituteDriver #hungariangp,” Sam captioned the photo. Sam and MacKenzie were last [...] Sam Heughan and his girlfriend MacKenzie Mauzy are still going strong after several months of dating! The 37-year-old Outlander star posted a photo of him and his 28-year-old actress girlfriend on his Instagram account. “Good luck @forceindiaf1 and thank you for the amazing experience! #SubstituteDriver #hungariangp,” Sam captioned the photo. Sam and MacKenzie were last seen together on social media back in May, when Sam posted a photo of his birthday celebrations. Their very first appearance together came back in February. If you didn’t know, Sahara Force India F1 is a formula one racing team based in Silverstone, United Kingdom......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 30th, 2017

Kelly Clarkson & Sam Smith Are Having a Love Fest - See the Tweets!

Kelly Clarkson and Sam Smith cannot get enough of each other! The two superstar performers finally met for the first time on Wednesday (September 13), and Kelly couldn’t help but gush on Twitter about the experience. “I met @samsmithworld & his entire crew of Sam’s (and a Jack) today. super sweet guy! Already loved his [...] Kelly Clarkson and Sam Smith cannot get enough of each other! The two superstar performers finally met for the first time on Wednesday (September 13), and Kelly couldn’t help but gush on Twitter about the experience. “I met @samsmithworld & his entire crew of Sam’s (and a Jack) today. super sweet guy! Already loved his music, now I’m a fan of his person,” she wrote. And Sam was evidently feeling the love just as much! “You are truly wonderful in every way Ms Clarkson. All my love forever and always. Hope to see you soon!!!!! 🖤🖤🖤🖤” he wrote back. Do we smell a duet in the near future? Fingers crossed! You are truly wonderful in every way Ms Clarkson. All my love forever and always. Hope to see you soon!!!!! 🖤🖤🖤🖤 — Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) September 13, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 14th, 2017

Sam Heughan & MacKenzie Mauzy Failed an Escape Room, But Still Had Fun!

Sam Heughan and MacKenzie Mauzy are enjoying their time in New York City during fashion week and they challenged themselves to an escape room with friends! The cute couple joined Sam‘s Outlander co-star Nic Rasenti and his girlfriend Nicole Reichlin at Escape the Room NYC, but sadly they failed. “…to be fair, we got the [...] Sam Heughan and MacKenzie Mauzy are enjoying their time in New York City during fashion week and they challenged themselves to an escape room with friends! The cute couple joined Sam‘s Outlander co-star Nic Rasenti and his girlfriend Nicole Reichlin at Escape the Room NYC, but sadly they failed. “…to be fair, we got the most difficult room 😏,” Nicole captioned the photo of the group on Instagram. Sam is holding a “fail” sign in the pic. He commented on it, saying, “So fun. Love you guys!” Make sure to see the photos from Sam and MacKenzie‘s rare red carpet appearance last week! A post shared by Nicole Reichlin (@nicole_rrrrr) on Sep 11, 2017 at 11:06am PDT.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 11th, 2017

Sam Heughan Wraps "Spy Who Dumped Me" - Read His Note!

Outlander‘s Sam Heughan has officially wrapped filming for his new movie, The Spy Who Dumped Me! The 37-year-old actor was just seen on one of his last days on set with his co-stars Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis! “Officially dumped (wrapped) from #TheSpyWhoDumpedMe,” Sam wrote on Instagram. “Thank you to our amazing European crew!” “Kate [...] Outlander‘s Sam Heughan has officially wrapped filming for his new movie, The Spy Who Dumped Me! The 37-year-old actor was just seen on one of his last days on set with his co-stars Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis! “Officially dumped (wrapped) from #TheSpyWhoDumpedMe,” Sam wrote on Instagram. “Thank you to our amazing European crew!” “Kate and Mila are just wonderful, I promise you, you want to go on a European espionage road trip with them! Just avoid the Sacher Torte…Thank you @susannafogel for the chance to play Seb, your guidance and humour and @davidiserson for a terrific script,” Sam continued. It appears as if David may have drawn a photo of Sam, and he joked that it could be used as his new headshot. See the photo on his Instagram!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 3rd, 2017

Sam Smith Kicks Off His Weekend at Dinner with Friends

Sam Smith rocks a bold orange shirt as he’s escorted out of Gracias Madre on Friday night (August 11) in West Hollywood, Calif. The 25-year-old Grammy-winning entertainer was joined by a couple of friends as he enjoyed dinner at the vegan hotspot. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sam Smith Sam has been out [...] Sam Smith rocks a bold orange shirt as he’s escorted out of Gracias Madre on Friday night (August 11) in West Hollywood, Calif. The 25-year-old Grammy-winning entertainer was joined by a couple of friends as he enjoyed dinner at the vegan hotspot. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sam Smith Sam has been out of the public eye for quite some time now while he writes and records his upcoming sophomore album. There were rumors that he would release music in the fall, so we hope that he announces some news soon!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 13th, 2017

Caitriona Balfe Calls Sam Heughan a "Numpty" After He Posts "Outlander" Spoiler

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe have one of the best friendships out there when it comes to co-stars in a beloved show and they frequently enjoy roasting each other on Twitter! Caitriona trolled Sam after he accidentally shared a spoiler from the upcoming season of their series Outlander. “Sorry for the spoiler you guys!!! Mistakenly [...] Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe have one of the best friendships out there when it comes to co-stars in a beloved show and they frequently enjoy roasting each other on Twitter! Caitriona trolled Sam after he accidentally shared a spoiler from the upcoming season of their series Outlander. “Sorry for the spoiler you guys!!! Mistakenly saw post that wasn’t official + reposted, I apologize. [Love] you all!” Sam tweeted after he deleted the spoiler tweet. “Hey @SamHeughan …… Numpty !!!!” Caitriona later tweeted. Sam replied, “Actually, think you’ll find Starz posted first! 😇 #StillANumpty.” Hey @SamHeughan …… Numpty !!!! — Caitriona Balfe (@caitrionambalfe) August 8, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 9th, 2017

Jessica Lange Talks About Ex Partner Sam Shepard Just Before His Death

Famed playwright and actor Sam Shepard passed away at the age of 73 this weekend, and just before his death, his ex partner Jessica Lange spoke of him in an interview. The 68-year-old actress was with Sam from 1982 to 2009 and they shared two children, Hannah and Samuel. “I wouldn’t call Sammy easygoing and [...] Famed playwright and actor Sam Shepard passed away at the age of 73 this weekend, and just before his death, his ex partner Jessica Lange spoke of him in an interview. The 68-year-old actress was with Sam from 1982 to 2009 and they shared two children, Hannah and Samuel. “I wouldn’t call Sammy easygoing and funny, but everybody has their dark side, and he always does it with a sense of humor,” Jessica told AARP magazine. Sam spoke of Jessica back in 2010. “I mean, we have long periods of relative calm,” Sam previously told The Guardian. “We’re definitely an incredible match. But, you know, not without fireworks … although at this point, you know, she’s the only woman I could live with. Who could live with me! What other woman would put up with me? … I’d never met anybody like her. She was astounding. One of the great things about her, aside from her natural beauty, which was remarkable, was her humbleness.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 31st, 2017

Sonar Entertainment Hires Jenna Glazier As SVP TV Series

Sonar Entertainment is making its first major hires under new CEO Gene Stein. He has brought in his former BermanBraun colleague Jenna Glazier as SVP Television Series. Peter Keramidas, with whom Stein also has worked in the past, has been named EVP Plann.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineFeb 26th, 2017

MiTú Hires Machinima’s Jeff Mayo as SVP Business and Revenue Operations

Latino multichannel network MiTú named Jeff Mayo, formerly VP of sales and advertising operations at Machinima, as SVP of business and revenue operations. In addition, MiTú announced two other hires: Daniel Batista, previously head of strategic planning.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 5th, 2017

CW Ups Kevin Levy to SVP, Program Planning and Scheduling

The CW’s Kevin Levy has been promoted to SVP, program planning and scheduling. Levy has been with the network since it launched in 2006 as director of scheduling and program planning and was named vice president, program planning and scheduling in .....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 16th, 2017