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Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2017 Nominees For Induction Announced

New York, NY – October 20, 2016 - The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its slate of nominees to be elected for induction at its Annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 15, 2017, in New York City.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame is dedicated…

Oct 20

SHOF Inductee Steve Cropper to Donate Historic Instruments to the Smithsonian

In the pantheon of American music, guitarist and songwriter Steve Cropper, a 2005 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, is a titan of classic R&B, soul, funk, blues and rock ‘n’ roll. With that legacy, on December 1 the celebrated Cropper will present four historic instruments to the Smithsonian’s National Museum…

Nov 21

Important Letter from NMPA President & CEO David Israelite

This is a must-read for all songwriters!

Earlier this week the Internet Association sent a letter to President-Elect Trump on behalf of its giant tech members asking for continued weak intermediary liability, overly-expansive safe harbors, weaker copyright law, continued compulsory music licenses and vigorous oversight of the ASCAP…

Nov 17

Don Schlitz to Guest at Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions @ NYU

Don Schlitz, one of Nashville’s pre-eminent songwriters, will come to New York University on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m., as the featured guest at the next edition of the Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions @ NYU.  Now in its sixth year, the Master Sessions are a collaboration between…

Nov 15

Remembering Leon Russell

The Songwriters Hall of Fame was saddened to learn of the passing of 2011 Inductee Leon Russell.

Born in Lawton, Oklahoma, Russell began playing piano at the age of four. He attended Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and during that time he was already performing at…

Nov 14

Remembering Leonard Cohen

The SHOF was saddened to learn of the death of 2010 Inductee Leonard Cohen today.

Born in 1934, Cohen was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist, and his work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen was inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of…

Nov 10

The Art of Collaboration

Songwriters & Music Publishers Making Music & History Together

The latest in the Songwriters Hall of Fame events, The Art of Collaboration: Songwriters and Music Publishers Making Music and History Together, took place October 20, 2016 to a packed house in the Clive Davis Theatre at the Grammy…

Nov 9

Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds And UMPG’s Evan Lamberg At USC Master Session

Passion for songwriting, love and mutual respect were key themes of the afternoon at the Songwriters Hall of Fame / USC Master Session on Friday October 14th as the SHOF’s 2014 Hal David Starlight Award recipient Dan Reynolds (of Imagine Dragons), and Evan Lamberg, President – North America of Universal…

Oct 24