The Songwriters Hall of Fame’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives.


** Renew Your SHOF Membership in order to Vote in our upcoming election **

You must be dues current to participate in the 2024 nominations election. Membership sign-ups and renewals will close on Friday, October 13. If you do not renew or sign-up by this date, you will not be able to vote – regardless of your automatic renewal date.

New Members

Non-Voting Membership

  • Associate – $25/year
    For the up-and-coming songwriter to enable participation in our educational programs.

Voting Memberships

  • Professional – $50/year
    Sponsor membership.
  • Executive – $100/year
    Patron membership with preferred benefits.
  • Lifetime – $1000/lifetime
    Benefactor membership with annual induction and awards dinner journal listing and preferred benefits.

To qualify for Voting Membership, you must be a member of a Performing Rights Organization or be employed as a music industry professional. If you are affiliated with ASCAP, BMI or SESAC, you are required to provide your IPI/CAE number, which can be found when you search your name on your PRO's writers' database. Music industry professionals are required to provide company name and title/position information.

If you are not affiliated with a Performing Rights Organization, join now at any level. If you are a music industry professional and wish to vote, you must provide company name and title/position information.


Songwriters Hall of Fame is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and membership dues/donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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