Billboard reports: “Legendary alt-rock band R.E.M. has signed with SESAC for performing rights representation of its entire catalog in the United States, the society announced on Tuesday. In addition, band members Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Bill Berry have all signed with SESAC to handle their individual performing rights. The SESAC arrangement covers songs from across R.E.M.’s career, which yielded 15 studio albums and sales of more than 85 million worldwide. Previously, the R.E.M. catalog had been represented by BMI.”

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