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 after our esteemed Chairman/CEO, this prestigious award was established to honor gifted songwriters who are at an apex in their careers and are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs.
The Pioneer Award was established in 2012 to honor the career of a historic creator of an extensive body of musical work that has been a major influence on generations of 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.
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.”
The Towering Performance Award is given in recognition of one-of-a-kind performances by one-of-a-kind singers. Often called “songwriter’s singers,” they have recorded outstanding and unforgettable interpretations of songs that have become iconic standards. Past recipients include Tony Bennett for “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” and Andy Williams for “Moon River.”