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 200 songs recorded and performed by artists such as Joe Cocker, Carly Simon, Peter Frampton, Robert Palmer, Jeffrey Osborne, Donna Summer, Rita Coolidge, Rascal Flatts and Mountain, among others. Eddie has won numerous music industry awards, including multiple JUNO, BMI, and SOCAN awards, and SOCAN's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. He's currently the President of the Songwriters Association of Canada and Co-Chair of Music Creators North America and the CIAM (CISAC’s international authors’ council) Executive Committee. He's previously served on the boards of SOCAN, CARAS and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. In late 2012, Eddie was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. In recent years Eddie has been an important champion and leader for the Fair Trade Music initiative.