News: 2015

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Dec 8

Linda Perry Shines At SHOF Master Session At USC

Students from USC’s prestigious Thornton School paid musical tribute to Grammy-winning writer/producer and 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee Linda Perry during the SHOF Master Sessions event held in Los Angeles on November 6.

Master Sessions, a program in its third year sponsored by The Songwriters Hall of…

Nov 10

Remembering Allen Toussaint

The Songwriters Hall of Fame was saddened today to learn of the passing of 2011 Inductee Allen Toussaint; an American musician, songwriter and record producer and one of the most influential figures in New Orleans R&B.

Born in 1938 in Gert Town, a humble working-class neighborhood of New…

Nov 10

Rosanne Cash: Songwriting Interiors

By April Anderson

It was a fascinating evening featuring the songwriting process-laid-bare at NYU Steinhardt’s Provincetown Playhouse on October 8, for the latest in the series of Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions at NYU. After a spirited introduction by Dr. Ron Sadoff (Associate Professor, Director & Chair…

Oct 14

Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2016 Nominees For Induction Announced

New York, NY – October 6, 2015 - The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its slate of nominees to be elected for induction at its Annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 9, 2016, in New York City.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing…

Oct 6

Bill Withers Charms at USC Master Session

The Songwriters Hall of Fame and the USC Thornton School proudly entered into the third year of their association by hosting a Master Session featuring the legendary Bill Withers on Friday September 18, 2015. 

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005, Bill Withers was honored by…

Sep 28

Songwriters Hall of Fame To Add Curtis Mayfield Scholarship Award for 2016

New York, NY, Sept. 22, 2015--"People get ready,” says Altheida Mayfield, echoing one of her late husband’s best known and most enduring songs.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF), beginning in 2016, will include a Curtis Mayfield Award in its scholarship program as part of its Annual Induction…

Sep 22

Rosanne Cash To Guest At Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions @ NYU

Rosanne Cash, one of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, will come to New York University on Thursday, October 8, as the featured guest at the next edition of the Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions at NYU. Launched in 2011, the Master Sessions are a collaboration between the Hall and the…

Sep 16

Remembering Michael Masser

The SHOF was saddened to learn of the passing of 2007 Inductee Michael Masser on Thursday, July 9.

Songwriter/producer Michael Masser first came to fame with the number one smash hit “Touch Me In the Morning” that he wrote and produced for Diana Ross in 1973. He followed…

Jul 12

The Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors

New York, N.Y.- June 24, 2015- The Songwriters Hall of Fame held its Annual Meeting on June 19, the day after the SHOF Annual Induction & Awards Gala and conducted its election of Board of Directors and Officers. The newly elected Board of Directors is Robbin Ahrold, Martin Bandier, Caroline…

Jun 24

Songwriters Hall Of Fame Celebrates The Best Of Songwriting Legends

Inductees: Bobby Braddock, Willie Dixon, Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia, Toby Keith, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perry

Along with Honorees: Lady Gaga, Van Morrison, Nate Ruess and John LoFrumento

JUNE 19, 2015 – NEW YORK - The 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame 46th…

Jun 19

Legendary Songwriters Kenneth Gamble And Leon Huff Elected As Co-Chairmen

New York, NY – June 16, 2015 – The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced today that Legendary Songwriters and Co-Creators of the iconic “Sound of Philadelphia,” Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, have been elected by the Board of Directors as the new Co-Chairmen of the organization. In this role, Gamble…

Jun 16

Annual Awards Gala Presenters & Performers Announced

Tony Bennett, Benny Blanco, Zac Brown, Michael Bublé, Carly Rae Jepsen, Dr. John, Ledisi, Ne-Yo, Jennifer Nettles, Mike O’Neill, Richie Sambora, Bernie Taupin And Paul Williams Announced To Present And/Or Perform At The 2015 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Annual Induction And Awards Gala

Previously Announced Honorees Include Inductees…

Jun 9

Meet The SHOF Song Competition Winners

We were very pleased to announce the winners of the Songwriters Hall of Fame Song Competition earlier this week, and we thought you’d like to know more about them!

Grand Prize Winner:

JoJo Worthington
JoJo Worthington is an independent Folk/ Alternative artist from Waterloo,…

Jun 4

Jojo Worthington Announced As Grand Prize Winner In Song Competition

New York, NY (June 1, 2015) – The Songwriters Hall Of Fame (SHOF) and Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) have announced Canadian songwriter JoJo Worthington as the Grand Prize Winner in the inaugural Songwriters Hall of Fame Song Competition. The competition, “by songwriters, for songwriters,” was conceived by the accomplished…

Jun 1

“What A Wonderful World” To Receive Towering Song Award

Previously Announced Honorees Include Inductees Bobby Braddock, Willie Dixon, Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia, Toby Keith, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perry and Special Award Recipients Van Morrison, Lady Gaga, Nate Ruess and John LoFrumento

May 20, 2015 – New York – The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced today…

May 20

ASCAP CEO John A. Lofrumento To Be Honored With Visionary Leadership Award

Previously Announced Honorees Include Inductees Bobby Braddock, Willie Dixon, Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia, Toby Keith, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perry and Special Award Recipients Van Morrison, Lady Gaga, and Nate Ruess

NEW YORK – May 7, 2015 – John LoFrumento, recently retired Chief Executive Officer of the…

May 7

Lady Gaga To Receive First-Ever Contemporary Icon Award

Six-Time Grammy-Winner’s Songwriting and Creative Talents To Be Celebrated At One of Music’s Most Prestigious Evenings

Previously Announced Inductees Include Bobby Braddock, Willie Dixon, Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia, Toby Keith, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perry

New York, NY – April 23, 2015 – The Songwriters…

Apr 23

Van Morrison To Receive Prestigious Johnny Mercer Award

Previously Announced Inductees Include Bobby Braddock, Willie Dixon, Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia, Toby Keith, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perry

New York, NY – April 8, 2015 – The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced today that Van Morrison will be the 2015 recipient of the esteemed Johnny Mercer…

Apr 8

2014 Library of Congress National Recording Registry Inductions Announced

We are proud to announce two of the Songwriters Hall of Fame Towering Songs “Stand By Me” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” are among the recordings recently selected for induction into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington named 25 new sound recordings…

Mar 27

Steve Tyrell Celebrates With Friends And Legends Of Song

Grammy Award winning vocalist/ producer Steve Tyrell brought That Lovin’ Feeling to the GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater on March 4 to a sold out, standing-room-only audience. The BMI Foundation proudly joined forces with the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) and the GRAMMY Museum to present this very special evening,…

Mar 11

Gamble & Huff: The Heart Of Philly Soul

By April Anderson

The soul of “The Philadelphia Sound” was in the house last night at NYU Steinhardt’s Provincetown Playhouse for the latest in the series of Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions at NYU. Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees and Johnny Mercer Awardees Kenneth Gamble and Leon…

Mar 6

Congratulations To John Legend for Oscar Honors

The Songwriters Hall of Fame is thrilled that our 2002 Abe Olman Scholar, John Stephens, who went on to receive the 2007 Hal David Starlight Award under his professional name, John Legend, was honored with Best Original Song for “Glory” from the movie Selma at last night’s Oscars, along with…

Feb 23

Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces 2015 Inductees

Bobby Braddock, Willie Dixon, Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia, Toby Keith, Cyndi Lauper And Linda Perry To Be Inducted June 18th In NYC

New York, NY – February 18, 2015 – Musical titans Bobby Braddock, Willie Dixon, Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia, Toby Keith, Cyndi Lauper and Linda…

Feb 18

Steve Tyrell Celebrates “That Lovin’ Feeling” With SHOF Inductees

The Songwriters Hall of Fame and BMI Foundation present an intimate evening with Steve Tyrell and SHOF inductees Jeff Barry (“Chapel Of Love”), Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil (“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”) and Mike Stoller (“Stand By Me”) at the GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater in Los Angeles on…

Feb 5

SHOF Inductees Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff To Guest At Master Session At NYU

Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement and Trustee Award-winners, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, legendary songwriters and record producers and co-founders of the historic “Sound of Philadelphia/Philly Sound” will come to New York University on Tuesday, March 3, as…

Jan 26

Remembering Ervin Drake

The Songwriters Hall of Fame is mourning the loss of one of our founding members, legendary songwriter and esteemed inductee, Ervin Drake.

“Ervin was one of the first songwriters to come on board at the Songwriters Hall of Fame after the organization was created by Johnny Mercer, Howie…

Jan 15

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