The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) is partnering with Canadian Music Week (CMW) to celebrate the induction of musician, songwriter, producer, and industry advocate Eddie Schwartz to the Hall of Fame. Music industry veteran and CSHF founder Frank Davies will present Schwartz with his songwriter induction during CMW’s 2019 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner on May 9, at Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto.
“The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame is a testament to the astonishing cultural contribution that Canadian music creators have made at home and around the world. I’m humbled, honoured, and grateful to have my life’s work recognized and included in its legacy,” says Schwartz.
“We’re excited to celebrate one of our own, a founder of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and one of the most successful songwriters to come out of Canada,” says Vanessa Thomas, Executive Director of the CSHF. “Eddie pursues everything from his heart, whether it’s advocating for the rights of music creators, or pouring his talent into songwriting. His passion and commitment to the music industry has inspired countless artists around him, as well as the next generation of music trailblazers.”
“We’ve always recognized the vital role the creative community plays in the music industry; songwriting has been a key component of Canadian Music Week for over 30 years,” says Neill Dixon, President of CMW. “With the addition of the CSHF induction to the annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Gala, it takes our partnership with SOCAN to a new level. We’re extremely pleased to highlight talented creator, and it’s an honour to celebrate Eddie Schwartz’s induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.”
After CMW, music fans from across Canada, and around the world, can see inductees celebrated through exhibitions at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, in Calgary. As the physical home of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the National Music Centre will continue to honour new inductees through on-site exhibitions, featuring stories, photos, artifacts, and memorabilia.