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SESAC Presents: 2024 Annual Songwriting Workshop in association with Fairwood Music Publishing

SESAC hosted its annual songwriting workshop on April 24 -26, in association with Fairwood Music Publishing. The camp took place at Tileyard Studios in London, the World’s largest community of independent artists and businesses, and hosted an array of established and up and coming talent.

Songwriters and producers who participated in the camp include: Erika Ender, writer behind the mega-hit “Despacito,” with more than 3 billion Spotify streams; Cam Blackwood, writer/producer - George Ezra, Tom Walker, Jack Savoretti, and nominated for Producer of the Year at the MPG Annual 2020 and 2021 awards; Jules Jackson, writer -Mercury Prize nominee, 3 top 30 albums (one top ten), toured with George Ezra, Pixies, The Maccabees and just announced support on the forthcoming Glass Animals tour; Jim Irwin, writer - Brighton based topliner best known for his extensive work with Nothing But Thieves (Radio 1’s Hottest Record of the Year 2023 Welcome to the DCC; Impossible, Sorry, Trip Switch, Graveyard Whistling and many others) but also Lana Del Rey, Yungblud and Lissie; Samuel Jackson, producer - had songs on 2 US Billboard No.1 albums including Kanye's Donda and Pop Smoke album.

John Sweeney, Vice President, Creative Services, UK and International said, “We have had the most wonderful and creative 3 days, with a super talented group of writers and producers. The standard of writing reached by each team is truly remarkable.”

Over the course of the camp, the producers/writers collaborated in each of the three participating studios, responding to briefs from successful resulting in nine new songs.  Previous Camps have provided cuts to artists like Zedd, Katy Perry, Matoma, Becky Hill, Pink, Keith Urban, and more.


SESAC Performing Rights drives efficiency in licensing for music users and enhances value for its affiliated writers, publishers, and composers by providing timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution. The company represents top-tier songwriters and film composers from a broad range of genres including Adele, Burna Boy, Christophe Beck, Rosanne Cash, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Kesha, Gabriel Mann, R.E.M., and many more. SESAC Performing Rights is a division of SESAC Music Group, a global multi-line music company. Learn more at

Fairwood Music Publishing is an established and highly respected independent music publisher. Formed in London in 1987, over the years we have had the privilege to represent such iconic artists and writers as David Bowie, U2, Cat Stevens, Antonio ‘LA’ Reid, Average White Band, Bob Marley, Sandy Denny, J.J. Cale and Collective Soul 

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