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Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2016 Nominees For Induction Announced

New York, NY – October 6, 2015 - The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its slate of nominees to be elected for induction at its Annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 9, 2016, in New York City.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing…

Oct 6

Remembering 2010 SHOF Inductee Maurice White

2010 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee Maurice White, one of the co-founders of iconic band Earth, Wind & Fire died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said.

The musician had been battling Parkinson’s disease since 1992, and his condition worsened over the past few…

Feb 4

Remembering Glenn Frey

(left to right) SHOF Board Member Karen Sherry, Glenn Frey, SHOF Inductee Jimmy Webb, SHOF President & CEO Linda Moran and SHOF Board Member Robbin Ahrold
Photo by Chianan Yen, Courtesy NYU Steinhardt

The Songwriters Hall of Fame mourns the passing of 2000…

Jan 18

The (Potential) Sounds Of Silence

By Tom Schatz
(As reprinted from the January 13 issue of The Hill)

Without songwriters, there would be no music. Main streets and malls would not have reverberated over the past months with happy holiday songs like “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Rudolph the Red Nosed…

Jan 15

Remembering David Bowie

The Songwriters Hall of Fame was saddened to learn of the passing of 2005 Inductee David Bowie yesterday.

Born in London on Jan. 8, 1947, David Robert Jones began as a teenager playing the saxophone and singing the blues. He went on to become a pioneer of glam…

Jan 11

Shop Amazon Smile And Support The SHOF!

Do you use Amazon to fulfill your holiday and year-round online ordering needs? Why not use Amazon Smile next time you shop, and you can support the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the same time! is a simple and automatic way for you to support your…

Dec 8

Linda Perry Shines At SHOF Master Session At USC

Students from USC’s prestigious Thornton School paid musical tribute to Grammy-winning writer/producer and 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee Linda Perry during the SHOF Master Sessions event held in Los Angeles on November 6.

Master Sessions, a program in its third year sponsored by The Songwriters Hall of…

Nov 10

Remembering Allen Toussaint

The Songwriters Hall of Fame was saddened today to learn of the passing of 2011 Inductee Allen Toussaint; an American musician, songwriter and record producer and one of the most influential figures in New Orleans R&B.

Born in 1938 in Gert Town, a humble working-class neighborhood of New…

Nov 10