Thom Duffy

Special Features Editor

In two decades with Billboard, Thom Duffy has reported from the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.  He is currently Billboard special features editor. He has published commentary and journalism on music, politics, the environment and education in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly and other media.

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Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees Cyndi Lauper, Nate Ruess & More Share Stories Behind Their Hits

When it comes to star power, few music industry events can match the annual Songwriters Hall of Fame gala in New York. Held in a more intimate setting than the Grammys -- the June 18 event takes place once again in a ballroom at the New York Marriott Marquis -- the induction dinner will nonetheless feature a guest list on par with the Recording Academy awards show. The attendees will gather to celebrate the core of creativity that drives the music business: the craft of songwriting.