News: 2014

Oscar Brand’s Folksong Festival Radio Show Celebrates 69 Years

December 6, 2014 marked the 69th anniversary of one of the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s founding Board members and curator Oscar Brand’s Folksong Festival radio show on WNYC Radio in New York. He has hosted and produced the program every week since December, 1945. The anniversary is yet another milestone…

Dec 8

David Byrne Rocks The SHOF Master Sessions At NYU

By April Anderson

The Frederick Loewe Theatre was packed to the rafters on November 6 with an eager audience anxiously awaiting quintessential rock star David Byrne, guest for the next in the series of Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions at NYU. He certainly did not disappoint. Precisely…

Nov 8

Donovan and Ralph Peer Delight At USC Master Session

2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Donovan and peermusic Chairman and CEO Ralph Peer presented a stellar Master Session at USC on October 24th for students enrolled in their Popular Music curriculum. The session was once again moderated by USC’s Chris Sampson, Vice Dean of the Division of Contemporary Music.…

Oct 30

David Byrne To Guest At Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions At NYU

(photo by Catalina Kulczar)

Academy Award® and Golden Globe®-winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member David Byrne, co-founder of the band Talking Heads and an artist who has influenced generations with his remarkable work in song, film, theater, visual arts, and prose, will come to New…

Oct 27

All Star Line Up For Historic Evening At The 2014 La Musa Awards

(Photo credits - Manny Hernandez & Alberto E. Tamargo)

ALEJANDRO SANZ , GLORIA ESTEFAN , OMAR ALFANNO, JENCARLOS CANELA , MIGUEL , RAFAEL PEREZ BOTIJA, OMAR ALFANNO AND OTHER GREAT ARTISTS AND VISIONARIES WERE RECIPIENTS OF LA MUSA AWARDS

THIS MAGICAL…

Oct 21

Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces 2015 Nominees For Induction

New York, NY – October 16, 2014 - The 2015 slate of Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees for induction were announced by SHOF President/CEO Linda Moran today. The organization, which is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of those composers and lyricists who create popular music around the world,…

Oct 16

“Groovin‘“ With Felix Cavaliere And John Sebastian

By April Anderson

There was magic in the air September 9 for the latest in the series of Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions at NYU. On the intimate stage of NYU Steinhardt’s Provincetown Playhouse, Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees Felix Cavaliere and John Sebastian held court, adroitly…

Sep 11

SHOF Gala Newsletter

Catch up on all of the excitement and shining moments from the June 12 SHOF Gala!

Aug 27

SHOF Inductees Felix Cavaliere & John Sebastian At NYU Master Session

Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees Felix Cavaliere and John Sebastian, who have each written some of the most seminal songs in the history of popular music and who led two of the most influential bands of the rock era, will come to New York University on Tuesday, September 9 at…

Aug 25

SHOF Song Competition Deadline Extended Until September 22

Now you’ll have even more time to submit your best songs to the Songwriters Hall of Fame Song Competition! 

The inaugural Songwriters Hall of Fame Song Competition, co-sponsored by Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) “by songwriters, for songwriters,” was conceived by the accomplished songwriters and leadership of…

Jun 30

Gerry Goffin Remembered

The Songwriters Hall of Fame was saddened to learn of the passing of esteemed inductee Gerry Goffin today.

“Gerry Goffin and Carole King collaborated on many of the milestones of rock n’ roll songwriting. Gerry was active in the writing of “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and…

Jun 19

Songwriters Hall Of Fame Celebrates The Best Of Songwriting Legends

Back row:  Candice Glover, Aloe Blacc, Jon Bon Jovi, Dan Reynolds, Martin Bandier, Jim Weatherly, Graham Gouldman, Rosanne Cash, Donovan, Jimmy Webb, Del Bryant, Ralph Peer, Mark James, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Ian Axel, Chad Vaccarino
Front row: Linda Moran, Chita Rivera, Doug Morris, Paul Williams, Jackie Evancho,…

Jun 13

ASCAP Centennial To Be Celebrated At 2014 SHOF Gala

Previously Announced Inductees Include Ray Davies, Donovan, Graham Gouldman, Mark James and Jim Weatherly

New York, NY- June 10, 2014 – The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced today that a musical celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of ASCAP will be a featured segment at the…

Jun 10

2014 SHOF Gala Presenters And Performers Announced

A GREAT BIG WORLD, ALOE BLACC, JON BON JOVI, CAM, ROSANNE CASH, CHUBBY CHECKER, JACKIE EVANCHO, VINCE GILL, CANDICE GLOVER, JIMMY IOVINE, MARTINA MCBRIDE, MIGUEL, RALPH PEER, CHITA RIVERA ANNOUNCED TO PRESENT AND/OR PERFORM AT THE 2014 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME ANNUAL INDUCTION AND AWARDS GALA

Previously Announced…

Jun 3

Celebrity Judges Join The SHOF Song Competition

Breaking news: Celebrity Judges have signed on to choose the finalists for the inaugural Songwriters Hall of Fame Song Competition!

This new panel of star judges includes legendary SHOF inductees Mac Davis (“A Little Less Conversation,” “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me,”…

May 27

You’re Invited To The 2014 Annual Induction And Awards Gala

Don’t miss the most highly acclaimed awards show in the music industry!

Inductees at this year’s event include Ray Davies, Donovan, Graham Gouldman, Mark James and Jim Weatherly. The prestigious Johnny Mercer Award will be presented to Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, Doug Morris will be honored with…

May 21

“Over The Rainbow” To Receive Towering Song Award

Previously Announced Inductees Include Ray Davies, Donovan, Graham Gouldman, Mark James and Jim Weatherly

New York, NY- May 13, 2014 – The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced today that the 2014 Towering Song Award will be presented to “Over the Rainbow” at the 45th Annual Induction and Awards…

May 13

BMI® President Del R. Bryant To Be Honored With Visionary Leadership Award

Previously Announced Inductees Include Ray Davies, Donovan, Graham Gouldman, Mark James and Jim Weatherly

New York – April 29, 2014 – Del R. Bryant, President of Broadcast Music, Inc® (BMI®), will be awarded with the Visionary Leadership Award at the 45th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and…

Apr 29

Graham Nash Weaves Magic At SHOF Master Session At USC Thornton

The Songwriters Hall of Fame and the USC Thornton School of Music were proud to commemorate the one year anniversary of SHOF Master Session at USC Thornton on April 4th.  What better way to mark the occasion than with Hall of Famer, Graham Nash. Presented to a capacity audience of…

Apr 22

Songwriter Career Mentors For Inaugural Song Competition Announced

New York, NY – April 21, 2014 – The Songwriters Hall of Fame Career Mentors who will participate as part of the prize package for the inaugural Songwriters Hall of Fame Song Competition were announced today. The lineup is headed by Chairman Jimmy Webb (“Wichita Lineman,” “MacArthur Park,” “By The…

Apr 21

Dan Reynolds (of Imagine Dragons) To Receive Hal David Starlight Award

Previously Announced Inductees Include Ray Davies, Donovan, Graham Gouldman, Mark James and Jim Weatherly

New York, NY- April 15, 2014 – Dan Reynolds (of Imagine Dragons) will be the recipient of the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award, to be presented at the 45th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner…

Apr 15

Burt Bacharach: What the Songwriting World Needs Now

Dear Fellow SHOF Members,

Burt Bacharach was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972 because of his accomplishments as one of the greatest composers of the modern era.  In the ensuing forty years he’s continued to give music fans even more to enjoy.  Today, I want…

Apr 7

Valerie Simpson At SHOF Master Session At NYU: “Solid As A Rock”

An extraordinary evening transpired April 2nd in an intimate environment of like-minded musicians, songwriters and students during the latest in the series of Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions at NYU. The event featured more than a few historic experiences and stories as told by songwriter, performer, producer giant and…

Apr 4

SHOF Announces Song Competition Member Discount Opportunity

SHOF Members To Receive Discount On Submission

New York, NY – March 24, 2014 – Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman Jimmy Webb and Universal Music Publishing Group President, North America Evan Lamberg have announced The Songwriters Hall of Fame’s inaugural professional Song Competition “by songwriters, for songwriters,”…

Mar 24

Benny Blanco Inspires At SHOF Master Session At USC Thornton

Songwriters Hall of Fame 2013 Hal David Starlight Awardee Benny Blanco thrilled students at the latest in the series of SHOF Master Sessions at USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles on February 28th.

Vice Dean of Division of Contemporary Music, Founding Director of Popular Music Program,…

Mar 21

Doug Morris To Receive Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award

Previously Announced Inductees Include Ray Davies, Donovan, Graham Gouldman, Mark James and Jim Weatherly

NEW YORK, NY- March 11, 2014 –Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman Jimmy Webb announced today that Doug Morris will be the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award at the Annual Induction…

Mar 12

Songwriters Hall of Fame Mourns Frank Military

We at the Songwriters Hall of Fame were saddened to learn of the passing of Board Member and friend Frank Military today.

Mr. Military’s musical career, spanning the past forty-five years, enabled him to build strong personal and working relationships with such stellar personalities as Frank Sinatra (whom…

Mar 8

Kenneth Gamble And Leon Huff To Receive Prestigious Johnny Mercer Award

Previously Announced Inductees Include Ray Davies, Donovan, Graham Gouldman, Mark James & Jim Weatherly

New York, NY – February 25, 2014 – Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman Jimmy Webb announced today that Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff will be the 2014 recipients of the esteemed Johnny Mercer Award…

Feb 25

Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces 2014 Inductees

Ray Davies, Donovan, Graham Gouldman, Mark James & Jim Weatherly to be Inducted June 12th in NYC

New York, NY – February 11, 2014 – Musical titans Ray Davies, Donovan, Graham Gouldman, Mark James and Jim Weatherly will become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame…

Feb 11

GRAMMY Museum Special Screening: ‘REEL TO REEL: AKA DOC POMUS’

The Songwriters Hall of Fame, in association with Broadcast Music, Inc., is proud to announce the GRAMMY Museum’s special screening of REEL TO REEL: AKA DOC POMUS on February 11, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Following the captivating film about this gifted and prolific Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, there will…

Jan 29

Remembering SHOF Inductee Pete Seeger

The SHOF was saddened to learn of the passing of political/social activist, folk music titan and esteemed inductee Pete Seeger this past Monday at the age of 94.

Pete Seeger was born in New York City on May 3, 1919, and grew up in an environment full of…

Jan 28

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