From “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website.
The Songwriter’s Hall of Fame is accepting new members, and if you’re a budding upcoming songwriter, membership may offer you the support you need to get your music out there.
From their website:
While the Songwriters Hall of Fame honors and highlights the accomplishments of established songwriters, it also serves the up-and-coming songwriter via an extensive program of workshops, showcases, open mics and networking meetings, along with other support services.
Membership in the SHOF is available at multiple levels, from Associate at $25 to Lifetime at $1,000. Your generosity and support help us at the Songwriters Hall of Fame to preserve and honor the legacy of our great songwriters and build our musical future.
Being part of any songwriting community is always a good thing. It increases the likelihood that someone important in the industry will hear your music. The Songwriters Hall of Fame is only one example of many choices out there for up-and-coming songwriters.