Sound Royalties Congratulates Steve Dorff on Induction into Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Leading music finance company Sound Royalties applauds songwriter and composer Steve Dorff for his upcoming and well-deserved induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The annual induction and awards gala will take place on June 14 in New York City.

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“As a lifetime member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, it brings me great joy to see my good friend Steve receive this prestigious honor which he truly deserves,” said Sound Royalties Founder and CEO Alex Heiche.

Music industry finance firm Sound Royalties today is congratulating its valued friend, legendary songwriter and composer Steve Dorff, for his upcoming induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Dorff will be honored at the 49th Annual Induction and Awards ceremony, taking place this Thursday, June 14 in New York City.

Founded in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame brings together the past, present and future of music by honoring renowned creatives and performers who have had tremendous impacts on the industry. Inductees must be published writers or performers for a minimum of 20 years and boast catalogues of notable hit songs.

Dorff exceeds these prestigious standards with his storied songwriting career. He has penned songs for music legends including Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston, and is the creative genius behind chart-topping hits such as “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait, “Through the Years” by Kenny Rogers and "Every Which Way but Loose" by Eddie Rabbitt, the title track from Clint Eastwood’s 1978 film.

Dorff established himself as a gifted creative in the film industry, composing music for 28 movies, including blockbusters Rocky IV, Pure Country and Tin Cup. He further excelled in TV, composing for a variety of beloved shows, such as Murder She Wrote, Columbo and Reba, and wrote the music score for Growing Pains’ iconic theme song “As Long As We Got Each Other.”

Over the past five decades, Dorff has achieved 20 Top 10 hits and 12 No. 1 hits. He has been honored with more than 40 BMI awards, an American Music Award and is a three-time Grammy and six-time Emmy nominee.

“As a lifetime member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, it brings me great joy to see my good friend Steve receive this prestigious honor which he truly deserves,” said Sound Royalties Founder and CEO Alex Heiche. “Steve’s work has helped shape the music industry for decades, and we look forward to celebrating him and the other esteemed inductees at this week’s gala.”

Joining Dorff in the 2018 inductee class are: Bill Anderson, Robert “Kool” Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown & James “JT” Taylor p/k/a “Kool & The Gang,” Jermaine Dupri, Alan Jackson, John Mellencamp and Allee Willis.

About Sound Royalties

Founded by CEO Alex Heiche, Sound Royalties, LLC is a privately-owned specialty finance firm that helps music industry professionals fund personal and professional projects while allowing them to retain the rights to their music and royalties. The company's core business is offering royalty advances of anywhere from $5,000 to $10 million, while preserving all rights to the artist's music. It does this by advancing artist, producer and songwriter royalties paid through music labels, distributers, publishers and PROs, and performance royalties paid through Sound Exchange. To date, Sound Royalties, LLC has worked with a wide range of leading music industry professionals, including Grammy Award winners, platinum recording artists and notable music industry executives in every genre. Learn more at https://www.soundroyalties.com.

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