Join the Songwriters Hall of Fame in its Ongoing Mission. Celebrate and honor the contributions of our great popular music songwriters who have written the soundtrack for our nation’s history, while developing new writing talent through workshops, showcases, scholarships and digital initiatives.

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.


Are you a member of a Performing Rights Organization?

An additional bonus of being a member of a Performing Rights Organization (PRO) such as ASCAP, BMI or SESAC is this; when you purchase any level of membership (with the exception of Lifetime), you may be eligible for a 15% discount! Just provide us with your IPI (or CAE) number on the appropriate join form (which you are already required to do if you are purchasing a voting membership). Find that number by searching your name on your PRO writers' database.


If you are affiliated with a Performing Rights Organization and wish to take advantage of the 15% discount, join now. You may join at any level, and will be asked to provide your IPI/CAE number in order to complete the process. You will automatically then be eligible to vote if you have joined above the Associate level.

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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