REM, Timbaland, Steely Dan Inducted into 2024 Songwriters Hall of Fame

Big news from the Songwriters Hall of Fame! They’ve just unveiled the 2024 class of inductees. It’s a stellar lineup featuring the likes of R.E.M. and Timbaland, not to mention the jazz-rock legends Steely Dan. Singer-songwriter Hillary Lindsey and “Footloose” wordsmith Dean Pitchford also snagged spots. And guess what? The celebration is set for June 13, right at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel. Can’t wait to see who’ll perform!

Nile Rodgers, the Hall’s chairman, couldn’t contain his excitement. He gushed in the press release, and I quote, “Music industry? It’d be zilch without the songwriters.” He’s got a point – they’re the heart of the biz, crafting those tunes we can’t get enough of. Rodgers is stoked about this year’s diverse group. He’s talking iconic hits, a mix of styles, and songwriters who’ve touched lives globally. It’s all about celebrating those who’ve truly enriched the tapestry of music.

Now, not everyone made the cut this time. Public Enemy, George Clinton, and Tracy Chapman were in the running but didn’t clinch an induction. But hey, don’t feel too blue about it – there are special awards on the horizon. The Hall’s got more surprises up its sleeve, so stay tuned for those announcements.

Last year had its own drama, with Sade and Snoop Dogg’s inductions put on ice due to scheduling hiccups. But that’s showbiz for you – always keeping us on our toes. In the meantime, if you’re itching for a Steely Dan fix, Pitchfork’s got you covered with a treasure trove of reviews. From “Gaucho” to “The Royal Scam,” they’ve dissected it all. Go ahead, dive into those critiques.

Noah Mitchell
Noah Mitchell
Noah Mitchell is a senior music writer at Noah has been passionately covering the music industry for over five years, with a particular focus on live performances and the latest updates on artists.