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Eddie Schwartz

President- Songwriters Association of Canada, Co-Chair- Music Creators North Am.,
Toronto, ON, Canada
Eddie Schwartz is best known for writing such classic hit songs as "Hit Me With
Your Best Shot" recorded by Pat Benetar, "Don't Shed A Tear" by Paul Carrack,
and "The Doctor" by the Doobie Brothers, as well as some two hundred songs
recorded and performed by artists such as Joe Cocker, Carly Simon, Peter
Frampton, Robert Palmer, America, Jeffrey Osborne, Donna Summer, Rita
Coolidge, Rascal Flatts and Mountain among others.
As a record producer, he has enjoyed success with numerous projects, including
the Doobie Brothers' "Cycles" album, Paul Carrack's "Groove Approved", Rita
Coolidge’s “Fire Me Back”, as well as a his own recordings as an artist. His
worldwide “physical” sales are currently in excess of 65 million units.
A native of Toronto, Eddie has won numerous music industry awards including
multiple JUNO, BMI, and SOCAN awards, including SOCAN's prestigious
Lifetime Achievement award.
In addition, he serves as President of the Songwriters Association of Canada,
Co-Chair of Music Creators North America and the Executive committee of
CIAM, CISAC’s music creator arm, was a longstanding director of SOCAN, and is
a graduate of the renown Leadership Music program in Nashville, where he has
lived since 1997.
In late 2012 Eddie was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada.