SoundExchange, the premier music tech organization powering the future of music, announced today that The Black Keys have been honored with the SoundExchange Hall of Fame Award, recognizing their stature as one of the most streamed acts in the organization’s 20-year history.

“Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have redefined rock music for a generation as The Black Keys, releasing powerful hits like ‘Tighten Up,’ ‘Lonely Boy,’ and ‘Gold on the Ceiling,’” said Michael Huppe, President and CEO of SoundExchange. “We are honored to present The Black Keys with the SoundExchange Hall of Fame Award.”

Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach were presented during the SXSW conference and music festival in Austin, Texas, where duo delivered a featured keynote, premiered the Jeff Dupre-directed documentary This is a Film About The Black Keys, and performed a pair of headlining sets. The band will release its twelfth studio album, Ohio Players, on April 5 via Nonesuch/Warner Records.

Photo (L-R): The Black Keys – (L-R) Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach – receive the SoundExchange Hall of Fame Award at SXSW in Austin, Texas (Photo credit: Rafael Sanchez)