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A Life in Songwriting, from Willie to Whitney

I Wrote That One, Too…A Life in Songwriting, from Willie to Whitney

A Life in Songwriting, from Willie to WhitneyOne of the most successful songwriters and composers of the last 25 years, Steve Dorff has penned more than 20 top 10 hits for pop and country artists around the world, plus scored television shows and films. More recently he’s been working in musical theatre on his musical Josephine. He’s been named Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) songwriter of the year and received more than 40 BMI awards. Full of heartfelt stories and hard-earned wisdom, Dorff wrote this book for anyone who has chased a dream and survived the surprising turns in the road.

I Wrote that One, Too … A Life in Songwriting, from Willie to Whitney, by Steve Dorff, Backbeat Books, www.backbeatbooks.com

Nile Rodgers to Be Honored at BMI Awards

Billboard announced that Local 802 (New York City) member Nile Rodgers will be presented with the BMI Icon Award at this year’s BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held in August. The award recognizes an artist’s ability to connect people through song and defy musical expectations. The Grammy-winning co-founder of the band Chic has penned hits like “Good Times” and “Le Freak,” and collaborated with many musicians throughout the years. At last year’s BMI London awards he took the BMI Song of the Year award for Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.”