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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 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

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