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.
Renamed after one of our distinguished founders, Howie Richmond, this award is specifically tailored for artists or “star makers” in the music industry who have been responsible for a substantial number of hit songs for an extended period of time, and who recognize the importance of songs and their writers.
The Towering Song Award is presented each year to the creators of an individual song that has influenced our culture in a unique way over many years. Previous Towering Songs have included “Moon River,” “Take Me Out To The Ballgame,” “Unchained Melody,” “When The Saints Go Marching In,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” “You’re A Grand Old Flag,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water?” and “It Was A Very Good Year.”
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.