Capitol Hill Vet Lisette Morton Named VP Public Policy & Governmental Affairs for Sony Music Entertainment


Twenty-year Capitol Hill veteran Lisette Morton has been named vp public policy and governmental affairs for Sony Music Entertainment, the company announced Monday (Sept. 9). In her new role, Morton will manage SME’s day-to-day relationships in Washington D.C., with a focus on legislation, regulation and policy issues.

Morton comes to SME from the House Judiciary Committee, where she served as the director of policy, planning and member services for chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY). While there, she was responsible for developing and executing policy goals and strategic planning for the committee.

A key figure in the bipartisan effort to usher the successful Music Modernization Act through Congress, Morton also drafted and advanced Nadler’s CLASSICS Act — designed to guarantee royalty payments for pre-1972 music (and later combined with the MMA) — as well as his Fair Play Fair Pay Act, which is looking to establish a radio performance royalty.

Notably, Morton also helped to oversee the creation of the World Trade Center Health Program and 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund during her career on Capitol Hill.