Madonna, John Mellencamp and Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are among the nominees for the 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame, according to a list that the SHoF gave The Associated Press in advance of the official announcement, set for Thursday.
They are joined by a number of top acts, including Ray Davies, Sade, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perry.
Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame honors those whose work represents a spectrum of the most beloved songs from the world’s popular music songbook. Songwriter Johnny Mercer and publishers Abe Olman and Howie Richmond who founded the organization wanted to shine the spotlight on the accomplishments of songwriters who have provided us with the words and music that form the soundtrack of our lives.
Each year the Hall of Fame inducts a slate of songwriters voted on by the membership at an Awards Gala that has been recognized by the music industry and the media as the most important of the year. In this digital age, the Hall of Fame has put together an award-winning online museum to honor songwriters who have been inducted. This has become a leading destination for music industry professionals and researchers, along with popular music fans.
Eligible voters can select two nominees from the list of songwriter-performers and three nonperforming songwriters. Voting ends December 16 and the results will be announced during the gala that will be held on June 12 next year at the New York Marriott Marquis.
Source: The Associated Press