Legendary record producer and songwriter Nile Rodgers was re-elected as chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Rodgers had served in that capacity for three years and has now been re-elected for another three years.
“Nile is hugely respected and admired by his colleagues and fans of all generations for being a musical pioneer with his multi-genre / cross-genre music,” said Linda Moran, SHOF President and CEO.
“With an ever-growing list of credits and achievements, it has been a very special and rewarding experience to partner with him, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame couldn’t ask for a better representative, both for the songwriting community and the world at large . ”
“Nile is hugely respected and admired by his colleagues and fans.”
Linda Moran, Songwriters Hall of Fame
“Three years ago, I had the honor and humility to be elected chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame by my colleagues. It was one of the most important experiences of my life to represent and
Advocate for the songwriting community, ”commented Nile Rodgers.
“Now being given the opportunity to serve for an additional three years is a responsibility I take very seriously. We did a great job for the first three years despite the pandemic, but we’re just getting started. There is no music industry without the song, and I’m excited to serve the songwriters who have delivered the most iconic songs of all time. “
Rodgers was unanimously re-elected by the SHOF Board of Directors at its annual board meeting on June 11th.
In addition to Linda Moran, CFO and Treasurer Tom Kelly and Senior Vice Presidents David Israelite, Beth Matthews and Mike O’Neill were re-elected.
Others to be re-elected by the SHOF Board of Directors were Secretary Mary Jo Mennella and Assistant Secretary April Anderson.
“We did a great job in the first three years, despite the pandemic, but we’re just getting started. There is no music industry without the song and I am excited to serve the songwriters who have delivered the most iconic songs of all time. “
Elected members of the SHOF Board of Directors, who also have a three-year term, include Desmond Child, Steve Dorff, Paul Williams, Ne-Yo, Martin Bandier, Caroline Bienstock, Donna Caseine, Samantha Cox, Charlie Feldman, Fletcher Foster, Pete Ganbarg, Randy Grimmett, John Josephson, Jody Klein, Evan Lamberg, Carianne Marshall, Nancy Munoz, Jon Platt, Irwin Z. Robinson, Patrice Rushen and John Titta.
Barry Slotnick will continue to serve as counsel.
A multiple Grammy award winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist, Rodgers’ work in the CHIC organization and his productions for artists such as David Bowie, Diana Ross and Madonna have sold over 500 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide.
In recent years he has worked with greats like Daft Punk, Avicii, Keith Urban, Disclosure, Sam Smith and Lady Gaga.Music business worldwide