Nile Rodgers has been named chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, as Billboard studies. The Chic co-founder and hitmaker succeeds Philly soul architects Gamble & Huff, who held the place of chairmen from 2015 to 2018. “I am truly honored and beyond humbled to be elected by such an esteemed group as this illustrious board [of directors],” Rodgers mentioned in a press release. “I will try and serve with all my heart… Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve the songwriting community.”
Rodgers was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2016. He and Chic lately launched a brand new music, “Till the World Falls,” from their first album in 26 years, It’s About Time. The full-length arrives September 14.
Nile Rodgers and Chic are taking part in Octfest, a brand new music and beer pageant from Pitchfork and October. It takes place September 8-9 at Governors Island in New York City. Tickets are available now.