When the Songwriters Hall of Fame holds its 50th annual Induction and Awards Dinner this summer, it will bestow a unique honor on one of its members.
Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing Martin Bandier will enter an elite group when the SHOF honors him with the Visionary Leadership Award, an award they've only bestowed upon three other people (Hal David, Del Bryant and John A. Lofrumento).
"The SHOF has long benefitted from Marty’s advice, guidance, wisdom and constant support," said SHOF President & CEO Linda Moran. "Always the consummate professional and avid songwriters’ champion, he has consistently encouraged us to raise the bar toward achieving our early goals and fulfilling our ongoing mission. It goes without saying that Marty has played a considerable role in the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s becoming one of the music industry’s most prestigious organizations. We are very pleased to acknowledge his contributions with the Visionary Leadership Award."