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Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces 2015 Inductees

Bobby Braddock, Willie Dixon, Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia, Toby Keith, Cyndi Lauper And Linda Perry To Be Inducted June 18th In NYC

New York, NY – February 18, 2015 – Musical titans Bobby Braddock, Willie Dixon, Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia, Toby Keith, Cyndi Lauper and Linda…

Feb 18

Congratulations To John Legend for Oscar Honors

The Songwriters Hall of Fame is thrilled that our 2002 Abe Olman Scholar, John Stephens, who went on to receive the 2007 Hal David Starlight Award under his professional name, John Legend, was honored with Best Original Song for “Glory” from the movie Selma at last night’s Oscars, along with…

Feb 23

Steve Tyrell Celebrates “That Lovin’ Feeling” With SHOF Inductees

The Songwriters Hall of Fame and BMI Foundation present an intimate evening with Steve Tyrell and SHOF inductees Jeff Barry (“Chapel Of Love”), Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil (“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”) and Mike Stoller (“Stand By Me”) at the GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater in Los Angeles on…

Feb 5

SHOF Inductees Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff To Guest At Master Session At NYU

Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement and Trustee Award-winners, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, legendary songwriters and record producers and co-founders of the historic “Sound of Philadelphia/Philly Sound” will come to New York University on Tuesday, March 3, as…

Jan 26

Remembering Ervin Drake

The Songwriters Hall of Fame is mourning the loss of one of our founding members, legendary songwriter and esteemed inductee, Ervin Drake.

“Ervin was one of the first songwriters to come on board at the Songwriters Hall of Fame after the organization was created by Johnny Mercer, Howie…

Jan 15

Oscar Brand’s Folksong Festival Radio Show Celebrates 69 Years

December 6, 2014 marked the 69th anniversary of one of the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s founding Board members and curator Oscar Brand’s Folksong Festival radio show on WNYC Radio in New York. He has hosted and produced the program every week since December, 1945. The anniversary is yet another milestone…

Dec 8

David Byrne Rocks The SHOF Master Sessions At NYU

By April Anderson

The Frederick Loewe Theatre was packed to the rafters on November 6 with an eager audience anxiously awaiting quintessential rock star David Byrne, guest for the next in the series of Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions at NYU. He certainly did not disappoint. Precisely…

Nov 8

Donovan and Ralph Peer Delight At USC Master Session

2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Donovan and peermusic Chairman and CEO Ralph Peer presented a stellar Master Session at USC on October 24th for students enrolled in their Popular Music curriculum. The session was once again moderated by USC’s Chris Sampson, Vice Dean of the Division of Contemporary Music.…

Oct 30