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Glenn Frey Discusses Songwriting at SongHall Master Session

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From News, posted 12.05.11. Glenn Frey shared his extensive songwriting experience with a lucky crowd during a Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Session recently hosted by New York University. NYU Songwriter-in-Residence Phil Galdston guided the discussion, which covered Frey’s early collaborations with fellow giants Jackson Browne, JD Souther and Don Henley; his extraordinary road to… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Chart Big on Billboard Hot 100’s First 1,000 No. 1s

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From News, posted 11.16.11. In 1958, Billboard magazine created the “Hot 100,” a listing showing the top songs being purchased and aired in the U.S. week after week. Decade after decade, BMI songwriters have dominated the chart with some of the greatest hits ever written, from “Lonely Boy,” “Stop in the Name of Love,” and… Read more...


Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil to Receive SongHall’s Johnny Mercer Award

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From News, posted 3.15.11. BMI songwriting giants Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil will receive the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award, presented by the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHoF) during the organization’s 42nd annual ceremony on Thursday, June 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Through their lives as professional songwriters and the standard-defining… Read more...


Allen Toussaint to be Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 2.22.11. BMI great Allen Toussaint will become the newest member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization’s 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. The star-studded event is slated for Thursday, June 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Additional special award honorees will be announced soon. A… Read more...


The Genius of Billy Sherrill

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.09.10. The word genius is bandied about far too often. Sometimes flippant but often rooted in the depths of fervent, if over-eager, admiration, the label has lost some of its luster. “She’s a genius” just doesn’t sparkle like it used to. But listen: Billy Sherrill is a genius. Listen to Tammy Wynette’s… Read more...


Lamont Dozier to Perform at Smithsonian Showcase

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From News, posted 9.08.09. The Smithsonian Associates and the Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW) are hunting for 12 fresh voices to perform as part of an anticipated showcase featuring legendary Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier at the Smithsonian on Tuesday, October 27 in Washington, D.C. As one third of songwriting powerhouse Holland-Dozier-Holland, Lamont Dozier helped create… Read more...


Holland-Dozier-Holland Bound for Broadway

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From News, posted 8.07.09. BMI Icons Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland already helped define and inspire American culture, and today, they’re tackling new artistic territory: the Broadway musical. The Motown songwriting legends composed the new score for The First Wives Club musical, now in the midst of an anticipated introductory run at the… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Passing of Michael Jackson

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From News, posted 6.25.09. An artistic and cultural tour de force whose gifts demanded the spotlight, Michael Jackson was equally potent behind the scenes. He received numerous BMI Awards recognizing his prolific career as a songwriter, the raw power of which will continue to influence generations of music makers. “BMI mourns the passing of Michael… Read more...


Crosby, Stills & Nash Enter Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 6.24.09. Holland-Dozier-Holland Receive Johnny Mercer Award Crosby, Stills & Nash numbered among the elite few inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 18 in New York. Folk-pop pioneer James Taylor officially inducted the trio after performing a medley of CSN classics including “Love the One You’re With,” “Long Time… Read more...


Songwriters Hall of Fame Offers ‘Master Class’ with Lamont Dozier

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From News, posted 5.18.09. The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SongHall) will offer an installment of its Master Class series Tuesday, June 16, that will feature songwriting icon Lamont Dozier. Slated for 8 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam), the event will feature exclusive insight… Read more...


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