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Performers and Presenters for 2024 Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala Includes Carrie Underwood, Kevin Bacon & More

Trey Anastasio, Kevin Bacon and Michael Bacon p/k/a The Bacon Brothers, Cary Barlowe, Andra Day, Rodney Chrome, El Debarge, Missy Elliott, Jason Isbell, Nile Rodgers, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Deniece Williams and Paul Williams will either present and/or perform at the 53rd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 13th at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in New York City.
Legendary Songwriter Cindy Walker Posthumously Inducted Into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Legendary country songwriter Cindy Walker has been posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, recognizing her enduring legacy in music.
Diane Warren to Receive Johnny Mercer Award at the 2024 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala

Diane Warren will be honored with the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award at the 2024 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala in New York City on June 13, 2024. Other notable inductees include Hillary Lindsey, Timbaland, and R.E.M. The award reflects whose body of work upholds the gold standard set by the legendary Johnny Mercer.
Video: Watch Usher's Super Bowl Halftime Show With Alicia Keys, H.E.R. & More

Usher took over Super Bowl LVIII with a Vegas-inspired halftime show. The show featured special guests Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Jermaine Dupri, Will.i.am, Lil Jon and Ludacris. Watch Usher perform hit songs like  “Caught Up,” “Love in this Club,” 'Burn,' and more. The video also features a nod to Usher's role as Billy Flynn in Chicago on Broadway.
Jermaine Dupri Joins Forces With Ashanti, Nelly, & Juicy J for New Sizzling Single 'This Lil' Game We Play'

Jermaine Dupri has teamed up with Ashanti, Nelly, and Juicy J for their new single 'This Lil' Game We Play.' Hinging on a hypnotic sample of Subway & 702's classic 1994 track of the same name, “This Lil' Game We Play” unites three powerhouse voices while featuring production from Dupri. Right out the gate, sizzling hi-hats and synths mesmerize.
Jermaine Dupri and So So Def Recordings Inks Multi-Year Deal with Create Music Group

The new partnership will bring the legendary label and all its recordings, publishing, as well as its historic So So Def Recordings back catalog to Create Music Group. In addition, the new collaboration will launch new music and new artists under the direction of GRAMMY Award-winning producer, hall of fame songwriter, and rapper Jermaine Dupri.
Photos: Go Inside the ASCAP Grammy Brunch with Lenny Kravitz, Kelsea Ballerini, and More

ASCAP celebrated its 2024 ASCAP Grammy Award nominees and top songwriter and composer members on Friday afternoon at the ASCAP Grammy Brunch held in the garden of the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Check out photos from the event here!
Photos: Neil Patrick Harris Hosts Atlantis New Year's Eve Celebration With Maroon 5, Nelly & More

Atlantis Paradise Island kicked off 2024 with its annual Party Like a Royal New Year’s Eve event. Hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris, the festivities began with a DJ set from producer and artist Timbaland featuring his top hits, followed by a surprise set from Nelly including hits like “Just A Dream,” “Dilemma” and “Cruise.” See photos!
Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces 2024 Nominees For Induction

The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) announces the 2024 nominees for induction at its Induction & Awards Gala in New York City. Voting members have until December 27, 2023, to submit their ballots. Check out the complete list of nominees on songhall.org.
ONE Musicfest 2023 Shatters Records and Ignites Piedmont Park in Atlanta With 100K in Attendance

This year's events were made even more remarkable by the presence of sponsors who curated interactive activations for fans to enjoy. Amongst others, Procter & Gamble, Toyota, Sprite, Jack Daniels, and Red Bull provided festival-goers with unique experiences throughout the weekend.
Fantasia & More Join New NBCU Performance Based Docu-Series; CHASING THE DREAM Launches on LX Home & Peacock

Chasing the Dream, unlike other performance-based shows, follows a different format. It is not a competition and participants are not reliant on votes to move them forward.  This series is centered on the proposition that mentoring and giving back is a valued commodity. Fantasia, Fat Joe, Jermaine Dupri, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and more will appear.
Video: Watch Chingy Perform During 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards

Chingy performs his hit single 'Pullin' Me Back' featuring Tyrese during the So So Def 30 Year Anniversary Tribute at the 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards. Recently, the hip hop icon celebrated the 20th anniversary of his global hits 'Right Thurr' and 'Holidae In,' and embarked on an international military tour. Watch the video!
The Living Legends Foundation Celebrates Legends in Media, Music, and Entertainment

In celebration of Hip-Hop at 50, The Living Legends Foundation (LLF) honored and celebrated an esteemed group of media, music, and entertainment legends on October 6, at Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood, CA.
Jermaine Dupri Debuts New Single 'Pick It Up' Featuring Jacquees

In commemoration of Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary, GRAMMY® Award-winning producer, songwriter, hip-hop artist, author, and DJ, Jermaine Dupri, debuts a brand new single and music video, “Pick It Up” (feat. Jacquees), available now. It arrives as the first offering from his forthcoming EP, which will be released via Mass Appea;.
Photos: Pasek & Paul Perform at The ASCAP Foundation's 12th Annual 'We Write the Songs' at the Library of Congress

Broadway and screen songwriting duo Pasek & Paul shined on their “Waving Through a Window” (from Dear Evan Hansen) and “This is Me” (The Greatest Showman) as members of ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, celebrated their works at The ASCAP Foundation’s 12th annual “We Write the Songs” concert. Check out photos!
Xscape, Jagged Edge, Anthony Hamilton, Da Brat, TLC, Dem Franchize Boyz & Youngbloodz to Perform at So So Def Festival

DJ Jermaine Dupri, announced his upcoming So So Def Festival, a celebration of hip-hop and R&B music. The multi-day festival will feature performances from well-renowned artists, including Xscape, Jagged Edge, Anthony Hamilton, Da Brat, TLC, Dem Franchize Boyz, and Youngbloodz. Watch a video promo!
Rapper MC Lyte Will Mentor On New NBCU Music Series, CHASING THE DREAM

NBCU's new performance-based, reality music series, Chasing the Dream, has added another iconic name to its growing list of celebrity mentors. The series, created by Queens, New York native, Monica Kelley, a 25-year veteran of the industry, has announced the addition of MC Lyte.
MUSE/IQUE Continue MUSIC = POWER Series With CENTRAL AVENUE: OPEN HOUSE

MUSE/IQUE continues its yearlong concert series, MUSIC = POWER with CENTRAL AVENUE: OPEN HOUSE -- The Extraordinary Story of the South LA Music Legends Who Changed the World.
The Phenomenal Fantasia Joins New NBCU Music Series Chasing The Dream As A Mentor

The phenomenal singer/actor, Fantasia joins a host of other well-known and celebrated performers who have signed on to mentor young creatives from underserved communities, on a new NBCUniversal music series, Chasing the Dream.
MUSE/IQUE to Present THE DUKE at Skirball Cultural Center and Huntington Library This Month

MUSE/IQUE honors Duke Ellington in performances entitled THE DUKE: Ellington as America's Ultimate Renaissance Man, conducted by Artistic and Music Director Rachael Worby, Sunday, May 21, 7:30 pm at the Skirball Cultural Center in West Los Angeles and Wednesday, May 24, 7:30 pm at the Huntington Library in San Marino.

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