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Songwriters Hall Of Fame Celebrates The Best Of Songwriting Legends

Inductees:  Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye*, Tom Petty, Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards* and Chip Taylor

Special Award Recipients: Lionel Richie, Nick Jonas and Seymour Stein

Presenters/Performers: The B-52s, James Corden, Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff, Jennifer Hudson, Roger McGuinn, Marcus Mumford, Rachel Platten, Sister Sledge, Jussie…

Jun 10

2016 Scholarship Awards Announced

New York, N.Y.- June 6, 2016- The 2016 recipients of the Abe Olman Scholarships for Excellence in Songwriting, The Holly Prize, The NYU Steinhardt Songwriting Scholar Award and the first-ever Curtis Mayfield Scholarship Award have been selected, SHOF President & CEO Linda Moran announced today.

This year’s Abe…

Jun 6

Annual Awards Gala Presenters & Performers Announced

The B-52s, James Corden, Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff, Jennifer Hudson, Roger McGuinn, Marcus Mumford, Rachel Platten, Sister Sledge, Jussie Smolett, Jon Voight To Present And/Or Perform At The 2016 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Annual Induction And Awards Gala

Previously Announced Honorees Include Inductees Elvis…

Jun 2

Desmond Child Shines at USC

The USC Thornton School’s Popular Music Program concluded its school year on Friday, April 29th, by hosting 2008 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee Desmond Child in its final SHOF Master Session of the semester. Interviewed by Chris Sampson, Vice Dean of the USC Contemporary Music Program, Desmond generously shared…

May 4

Nick Jonas To Receive Hal David Starlight Award

Previously Announced Inductees Include: Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye*, Tom Petty, Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards* and Chip Taylor

New York, NY – April 18, 2016 – Nick Jonas will be the recipient of the eminent Hal David Starlight Award, to be presented at the 47th…

Apr 18

Lionel Richie To Receive Prestigious Johnny Mercer Award

Previously Announced Inductees Include: Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye*, Tom Petty, Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards* and Chip Taylor

New York, NY – April 11, 2016 – The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced today that Lionel Richie will be the 2016 recipient of the esteemed Johnny Mercer Award at…

Apr 11

Remembering Merle Haggard

The Songwriters Hall of Fame was saddened to learn of the passing of 2007 Inductee Merle Haggard today, on his 79th birthday.

“Merle Haggard’s songs rallied blue-collar workers with their old-fashioned values,” said SHOF President & CEO Linda Moran. “He will always be revered as a grand narrator,…

Apr 6

Seymour Stein To Receive Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award

Previously Announced Inductees Include Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye*, Tom Petty, Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards* and Chip Taylor

March 17, 2016 – New York – Seymour Stein, co-founder and chairman of Sire Records, will be the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award at the Annual…

Mar 17
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