Sony/ATV Music Publishing chairman and CEO Martin Bandier will receive the Visionary Leadership Award at the 50th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) Induction and Awards Dinner June 13 at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel.
The award acknowledges a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame board of directors who has made a significant contribution in furthering the ongoing mission of the organization and in elevating it to a level of prominence and distinction. Bandier will join only three other recipients of the award: late SHOF chairman emeritus Hal David, Del Bryant and John A. Lofrumento.
“The Songwriters Hall of Fame has long benefited from Marty’s advice, guidance, wisdom and constant support,” said SHOF president/CEO Linda Moran. “Always the consummate professional and avid songwriters’ champion, he has consistently encouraged us to raise the bar toward achieving our early goals and fulfilling our ongoing mission. It goes without saying that Marty has played a considerable role in the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s becoming one of the music industry’s most prestigious organizations. We are very pleased to acknowledge his contributions with the Visionary Leadership Award.”
This year’s SHOF inductees are Dallas Austin, Missy Elliott, Tom T. Hall, John Prine, Jack Tempchin and Yusuf/Cat Stevens.
Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of those composers and lyricists who create music around the world. To qualify for induction, a songwriter must be a published writer for a minimum of 20 years with a notable catalog of hit songs.