Songwriters Hall of Fame 2016

Songwriters Hall of Fame 2016

Universal Music Publishing Group congratulates legendary artists Elvis Costello and Tom Petty on their induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the 47th Annual Induction and Awards ceremony held in NYC.

The evening kicked off with UMPG writer Marcus Mumford delivering a rocking performance of Elvis Costello’s 'Pump It Up' before inducting the legendary songwriter, whom he called his “hero.”

CBS Late night host, James Corden presented UMPG writer Nick Jonas with the Hal David Starlight Award. Each year, this award is presented to young songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry with their original songs.

Tom Petty was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame by Roger McGuinn who performed Tom’s hit 'American Girl'.

Pictured (L to R): Nick Jonas; Linda Moran, Songwriters Hall of Fame President/CEO; and Evan Lamberg, UMPG President – North America.