News: 2017

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

Remembering Sylvia Moy

The Songwriters Hall of Fame was saddened to learn of the passing of 2006 inductee Sylvia Moy.

Moy grew up on the northeast side of Detroit with her eight brothers and sisters, performing on pots and pans to keep themselves busy and musical. Once she reached school, she…

Apr 18

They’re Playing Her Song – Carole Bayer Sager At USC

On Friday, March 24, the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) and the USC Thornton School of Music spring Master Session Series presented the incomparable 1987 SHOF inductee, Carole Bayer Sager, on the USC campus.

“Carole is the ultimate collaborator,” said Chris Sampson, vice dean of the Division of…

Apr 5

Alan Menken To Receive Prestigious Johnny Mercer 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, plus honorees Caroline Bienstock, Pitbull and Ed Sheeran

New York, NY – April 4, 2016 – The Songwriters Hall…

Apr 4

USC Thornton Unveils New Songwriter’s Theater

Popular Music alumna Rozzi Crane performs at the opening of the Songwriter’s Theater, accompanied by Studio/Jazz Guitar alumnus Brandon Bae (’12). (Photo by Dario Griffin/USC)

(As reprinted from the USC Thornton website)

The USC Thornton School of Music’s newest lecture hall and performance…

Mar 29

Library of Congress Honors Works Written by 15 SHOF Inductees

Recordings are Inducted into National Recording Registry as “culturally, artistically and historically significant”

Fifteen Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees were a key creative force behind legendary recordings selected this year for the prestigious National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. The 2017 selections were announced today by…

Mar 29

Caroline Bienstock To Receive The Abe Olman Publisher 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, plus honorees Pitbull and Ed Sheeran

New York, NY - March 28, 2017 - Caroline Bienstock will be the recipient…

Mar 28

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

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