Goes to a writer or writers already inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and judged by the Nominating Committee as having established a history of outstanding creative works.
This award is given to publishers who have had a substantial number of songs that have become world-renowned and who have helped to further the careers and success of many songwriters.
Named for the former President of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Sammy Cahn, this award is given to individuals or teams who are recognized as having done a great deal to further the successes of songwriters.
Presented to influential industry executives who are not primarily in the music business but are great supporters of the performing arts. Past Awardees include Roger Enrico, Edgar Bronfman Jr., Jonathan Tisch, Theodore Forstmann and Robert Modavi.