Johnny Mercer Award

Phil Collins

Phil Collins will be the 2010 recipient of the esteemed Johnny Mercer Award at the Annual Awards dinner, slated for Thursday, June 17th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. 
Singer-songwriter, drummer, composer and producer are just a few of Phil Collins’ amazing career titles. Best… more


Abe Olman Publisher Award

Keith Mardak

Keith Mardak will receive the Abe Olman Publisher Award at this year’s Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards Gala.

Mardak began his career at the Hal Leonard Corporation in 1970, where he is currently the Chairman/CEO.  The Hal Leonard Corporation has experienced a dramatic annual expansion since its beginning, especially with… more


Hitmaker Award

Phil Ramone

Phil Ramone will be the 2010 recipient of the Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award at the Annual Awards dinner slated for Thursday, June 17 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. 
“Phil Ramone represents the perfect choice as a recipient of our Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award,” commented… more


Towering Song

Bridge Over Troubled Water

“Bridge Over Troubled Water” was written by Paul Simon in 1969 and recorded in 1970 with Art Garfunkel. “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” which is one of the most enduring songs from the past four decades, won the GRAMMY Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in… more


Starlight Award

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift will be the recipient of the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award, to be presented at the 2010 Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards dinner on Thursday June 17, 2010 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel.
At the young age of 14, Swift signed a publishing deal… more