The annual ceremony takes place this year on June 15, 2023, and will also recognise inductees including ELO’s Jeff Lynne, producer Glenn Ballard, and Taylor Swift co-writer Liz Rose.
Speaking on the 2023 inductees, chairman of the Songwriters Hall Of Fame Nile Rodgers said: “The music industry does not exist without songwriters delivering great songs first.”
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“Without them there is no recorded music, no concert business, no merch… nothing, it all starts with the song and the songwriter. We are therefore very proud that we are continually recognising some of the culturally most important songwriters of all time.”
Sade Anu of the quiet storm group Sade is set to be inducted alongside ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ singer Snoop Dogg, both of whom will be recognised for their songwriting prowess through the years.
The full list of songwriters inducted this year also includes Grammy-winning singer Gloria Estefan, who is set to become the first Hispanic woman to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Last year, inductee Mariah Carey told crowds during her Songwriters Hall of Fame acceptance speech that it’s “incredible that there’s even a show honouring songwriters”.
The class of 2023 ceremony and Awards Gala is set to take place on June 15 in New York City. “The 2023 slate represents not just iconic songs but also diversity and unity across genres, ethnicity and gender,” says Rogers.
“Songwriters who have enriched our lives and, in their time, literally transformed music and the lives of billions of listeners all over the world.”
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Written by: Tim Hopkins