Madonna is among the nominees for the 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
John Mellencamp, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are also among the nominees.
They are joined by a number of top acts, including Ray Davies, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perry.
The gala will be held on June 12 at the New York Marriott Marquis.
Also nominated are Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, Vince Gill, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, Donovan, Cat Stevens and Harry Wayne Casey.
Non-performing songwriter nominees include Midnight Train To Georgia writer Jim Weatherly, Motown songwriter William "Mickey" Stevenson and country music songwriters Bobby Braddock and Bill Anderson.