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Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Robert Lamm & James Pankow, P/K/A “Chicago,” Max Martin, And Shawn “Jay Z” Carter To Be Inducted

2016 Nominee Berry Gordy Will Also Be Inducted

June 15, 2017, New York City

New York, NY –…

Feb 22

Ed Sheeran To Receive Hal David Starlight Award

Previously Announced Inductees Include: Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Berry Gordy, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Robert Lamm & James Pankow p/k/a “Chicago,” Max Martin, and Shawn “JAY Z” Carter

“Pitbull” will receive the inaugural Global Ambassador Award

New York, NY – March 21, 2017…

Mar 21

Remembering Chuck Berry

The Songwriters Hall of Fame was saddened to learn of the passing of 1986 inductee Chuck Berry today. He was 90 years old.

Chuck Berry, the astonishingly gifted singer-guitarist-composer, has almost single-handedly fashioned rock-and-roll through his highly individualized and pace-setting songs. With their strongly surging rhythms, infectious melodies…

Mar 18

Pitbull To Be Honored With First-Ever Global Ambassador Award

Previously Announced Inductees Include: Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Berry Gordy, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Robert Lamm & James Pankow p/k/a “Chicago,” Max Martin, and Shawn “JAY Z” Carter

March 14, 2017 – The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced today that Pitbull will be the first-ever recipient of the…

Mar 14

Alan Menken: A Glimpse At Brilliance

By April Anderson

During a private invitation-only event on March 6 attended by NYU President Andrew Hamilton and NYU Steinhardt Dean Dom Brewer, a Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Session at NYU with 2008 SHOF Inductee Alan Menken thrilled the audience at Steinway Hall. Composer of immensely celebrated…

Mar 7

SHOF Inductee Steve Cropper Makes Smithsonian Donation

In a special ceremony on December 1 in Washington, D.C., 2005 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Steve Cropper presented four historic instruments to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Cropper donated three Fender guitars that he played with Otis Redding on “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay,” in…

Dec 8

Don Schlitz Weaves Magic At NYU Master Session

By April Anderson

Humor, thoughtful elegance and true inspiration were key elements when 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee and Board Member Don Schlitz graced the packed Frederick Loewe Theater last Thursday, December 1, for the latest in the series of SHOF Master Sessions at NYU.

Dec 5
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