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20 June 2021

Nile Rodgers Re-elected Chairman Of The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

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Nile Rodgers has been unanimously re-elected to a second three-year term as chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame by the group’s board of directors at its annual board meeting. Rodgers, who came to prominence as the frontman of Chic, was first elected to the post in 2018, when he succeeded Philadelphia soul architects Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff.

“Three years ago, I was honored and humbled to be elected by my peers as the chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame,” Rodgers said in a statement. “It has been one of the most important experiences of my life to represent and advocate for the songwriting community. To now be given the opportunity to serve for another three years is a responsibility I take very seriously. We’ve done great work in the first three years despite the pandemic but we are just getting started. There is no music industry without the song and I’m delighted to serve the songwriters that have delivered the most iconic songs of all time.”

“Nile is tremendously respected and admired by his peers and fans of all generations for being a musical pioneer,” said Linda Moran, SHOF president and CEO. “…Having him as a partner has been a very special and rewarding experience and the Songwriters Hall of Fame can ask for no better representative, both to the songwriting community and to the world at large.”

Rodgers, 68, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2016. He was voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in the award for musical excellence category, the following year. As a songwriter, producer and guitarist, Rodgers has been the man behind smash hits for decade after decade, firstly with Chic – Le Freak and Good Times, reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 – and also with Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Madonna, Duran Duran and Daft Punk, among plenty of others.

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