Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations
Linda Lorence Critelli is Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations for the performing rights organization, SESAC in New York City. She is responsible for signing and working with SESAC’s up and coming roster of talent as well as working with the organizations established professionals. SESACs roster includes some of the biggest writers in today’s market including Nate “Danja” Hills (Justin Timberlake, Keri Hilson, Madonna), Bryan Michael Cox (Mary J Blige, Mariah Carey, Usher), Rico Love (Kelly Rowland, Nelly, Usher), Lady Antebellum, Billy Mann (Pink, John Legend), Swizz Beatz, Coheed & Cambria, , MGMT, Jazz greats Cassandra Wilson, Stefon Harris and Tom Harrell and legendary writers like Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond and the band RUSH.
Linda works to promote SESAC and its affiliates through various outreach efforts. She produces a new talent showcase for upcoming artist/writers and presents educational workshops to inform the songwriting and music community on current related music business issues. Linda also oversees SESAC's annual awards dinners to celebrate the years top recordings.
Linda was recently named president of the New York Chapter for the Recording Academy (The Grammy Organization) where she oversees The Academy's initiatives in New York. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and The National Music Council. She is a former president of NY Women in Music.
Linda is a Graduate of the Berklee College of Music where she was a voice principal and the recipient of the Cleo Laine Jazz Masters scholarship. She has received the college’s “Distinguished Alumni Award”.