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Encyclopedia > Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music. It was founded in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer and music publishers Abe Olman and Howie Richmond. Ultimately it intends to offer a museum but at present it exists only as a virtual museum on the Web [1]. It has an office in New York City, United States. It also holds workshops and showcases, and grants scholarships, to help develop new song writing talent. The National Academy of Popular Music (NAPM) is an American organization which administers the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and sponsors a series of workshops and showcases for the songwriting profession. ... Johnny Mercer John Herndon Johnny Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) is regarded as one of Americas greatest songwriters. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...


New inductees are voted on annually. At each annual event, gifted and promising songwriters are awarded a scholarship called the Abe Olman Publisher's Award for Excellence in Songwriting, named for one of the founding members.


Alongside the induction of new songwriters are a variety of awards. Currently, the awards are the "Starlight Award" (for young artists who have already made an impression on the music industry), the "Johnny Mercer Award" (for artists who are already on the Songwriters Hall of Fame and have a number of outstanding works), the "Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award" (an award given to songwriters who have done a lot to increase the success of songs), "Abe Olman Publisher Award" (awarded to publishers who have had a lot of "famous" pieces) and the "Towering Song" award.


To date the only band to be inducted into the hall is Queen. Queen are an English rock band formed by Brian May, Freddie Mercury, and Roger Taylor in London, England in 1970 from the remains of Smile, with John Deacon completing the lineup the following year. ...


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Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Dates of induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame are given alongside the names Adams, Lee (1989) Adamson, Harold (1972... This list of songwriters includes names of those who have written the lyrics or music, or both, for successful songs. ... The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame was established by the Nashville Songwriters Foundation, Inc. ...

References

    External links

    • Songwriters Hall of Fame Online
    • Vote Songwriters into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

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    Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (178 words)
    The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame was established by the Nashville Songwriters Foundation, Inc. in Nashville, Tennessee in the United States.
    A non-profit organization, it declares its objective is to honor and preserve the songwriting legacy that is uniquely associated with music community in the city of Nashville.
    The Foundation's stated purpose is to educate, archive, and celebrate the contributions of the members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame to the world of music.
    Songwriters Hall of Fame - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (242 words)
    The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music.
    At each annual event, gifted and promising songwriters are awarded a scholarship called the Abe Olman Publisher's Award for Excellence in Songwriting, named for one of the founding members.
    In 2004, they inaugurated the Starlight Award, to be given to young songwriters that have already made a lasting impact on music.
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