NEW YORK CITY (CelebrityAccess) – The Songwriters Corridor of Fame 51st Annual Induction and Awards Gala will happen Thursday, June 16, on the Marriott Marquis in New York. The 2022 date, initially set for June 10, 2020, will induct the beforehand introduced songwriters.

Larry LeBlanc, CelebrityAccess’ Senior Author of the influential profile collection, “Within the Scorching Seat,” has been chosen to be the backstage interviewer on the Songwriters Corridor of Fame Gala in June. LeBlanc can be following within the footsteps of his good pal and colleague, Jim Bessman.

Bessman, a beloved music journalist, freelanced for Billboard for almost 20 years. Within the twenty years earlier than his demise, he labored with the Songwriters Corridor of Fame, dealing with the backstage archival interviews on the annual gala and subsequently writing up the occasion. He handed away from an aneurysm in June 2021 at 68. LeBlanc was chosen to fill these large sneakers.

LeBlanc is acknowledged as one of many main music business journalists on the earth. He was the Canadian editor of Document World (1970-1980), co-founder of the late Canadian music commerce, The Document (1981-1991), and served because the Canadian bureau chief of Billboard journal (1991-2007).

His byline has appeared in over a thousand publications, together with Rolling Stone, Guitar Participant, the Globe & Mail, and MacLean’s. He has been extensively quoted on music points in lots of of publications, together with Time, Forbes, The Instances (London), and the New York Instances. Including the writer feather to his hat, he co-authored the 2010 guide “Music From Far and Huge: Celebrating 40 Years of the Juno Awards” and is a lifetime member of the Songwriters Corridor of Fame. Most just lately, he obtained the 2013 Walt Grealist Particular Achievement Award, recognizing people who’ve impacted the Canadian music business.

I believe Jim Bessman ?

❤️ could be glad the torch has been handed on to his good pal, Larry LeBlanc, who shares Jim’s immense information and love of songwriters!! ? ? ? – Linda Moran, President and CEO-Songwriters Corridor of Fame

The 2022 inductees are Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox / Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Ernie Isley / Marvin Isley / O’Kelly Isley / Ronald Isley / Rudolph Isley / Chris Jasper (The Isley Brothers), Steve Miller, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo (The Neptunes), Rick Nowels and William “Mickey” Stevenson. As well as, grasp songwriter Paul Williams will obtain the celebrated Johnny Mercer Award, and Common Music Publishing (UMG) Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson will obtain the Abe Olman Writer Award.

The Songwriters Corridor of Fame celebrates and honors the contributions of songwriters of all genres of music, educates the general public about their achievements, and produces a spectrum {of professional} applications dedicated to the event and nurturing of recent songwriting expertise via songwriting craft boards, scholarships, digital initiatives and Grasp Periods on each coasts. Earlier inductees embrace Neil Diamond, Lionel Richie, Jon Bon Jovi / Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Jay-Z, Tom Petty, Toby Keith, John Prine, Missy Elliott, Stevie Surprise, Cyndi Lauper, and Bob Dylan, amongst many others.


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