Sara Bareilles to Receive Songwriters Hall of Fame Award

March 9, 2018

Joining some of the music industry’s most iconic names, singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles will receive the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Hal David Starlight Award in 2018.

Created in 2004, the Hal David Starlight Award is given to “gifted young songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs,” according to a press release.

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John Mellencamp, Jermaine Depri, Alan Jackson Lead 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Class

February 6, 2018

The 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame class will include John Mellencamp, Alan Jackson, Kool & the Gang and Jermaine Dupri, who will become the second hip-hop act inducted into the prestigious organization.

The Songwriters Hall told The Associated Press on Tuesday (Feb. 6) that Allee Willis, who co-wrote the Broadway musical The Color Purple and “I’ll Be There for You” — the theme song from the hit TV series Friends — will also be inducted at its June 14 ceremony alongside country singer-songwriter Bill Anderson and Emmy- and Grammy-nominated songwriter Steve Dorff.

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YouTube Strikes Settlement Deal Over Unpaid Royalties with National Music Publishers Assoc.

December 9, 2016

The National Music Publishers Assn. (NMPA) has announced its newest settlement with a digital music service over unpaid royalties, revealing a deal with YouTube. The dollar amount of the settlement were not disclosed — a press release on the news says “millions of dollars in previously unclaimed music royalties” — music publisher sources had previously speculated to Billboard that it could land in the same range as the $30 million payout by Spotify.

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Source: Billboard