The Johnny Mercer Award — which is the highest honor bestowed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame — for 2017 will go to Alan Menken.
The 34th Reina Sofía prize for composition has been won by Basque composer Antonio Lauzurika.
German composer Benjamin Scheuer has won this year's Busoni Composition Prize. The award, worth €6000, will be given to the composer on 24 November 2017 in Berlin, Germany.
The Hindemith Prize for this year goes to Canadian composer Samy Moussa.
Composer and pianist Michael Hersch has won the 2017 President’s Frontier Award of the John Hopkins University. The prize was first awarded in 2015.
Polsih composer Tomasz Skweres has won the German TONALi17 composer prize. Skweres, who also is a cellist, lives in Vienna. He won the competition with his piece „Impact“ for violin solo.
German composer Wolfgan Rihm has won this year's Europäischer Kirchenmusikpreis (European Church Music Prize), which is an annual award of the German city of Schwäbisch Gmünd sinc
The German town of Weißenhorn has given Wilfred Hiller a honorary citizenship. Composer Hiller, who was born int Weißenhorn and still lives there, recently became 75 years old.
The Cypriot composer Andys Skordis has won the first prize at the International Composition competition for piano quintet 2015. The competition took place in Gwangiu, South Korea.
The Beethoven Prize for Human Rights, Peace, Freedom, Combating Poverty, and Inclusion for this year goes to Turkish composer and pianist Fazıl Say.
Spanish composer Tomás Marco has won the fifteenth edition of the Tomás Luis de Victoria prize, or — as it is officially named — the "Premio SGAE de la Música Iberoamericana Tomás Luis de Victoria"
Mexican composer, pianist, and musicologist Julio Estrada will receive the Medalla Bellas Artes for 2016.
The autograph of Gustav Mahler's second symphony (Resurrection) was auctioned yesterday at Sotheby's for a sum of 4,546,250 GBP (about $5,670,000).
American composer Andrew Norman has won the prestigious 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition with his composition Play.
The Premio Nacional de Música (Spanish National Music Prize) for 2016 was awarded to Antoni Parera.
The French Académie des Beaux-Arts has awarded the 2016 Prix de la Fondation Simone et Cino del Duca to Hungarian composer Péter Eötvös.
The Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music for this year is awarded to Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, (ASCAP) has awarded composer Morten Lauridsen with a Life in Music Award.
The Argentinean composer, conductor and pianist Lalo Schifrin is given the title "Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres" (Commander of the Arts and Literature) by the French minister of culture, Audr