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Jake Gold

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Jake Gold is one of Canada’s most successful artist managers, and for its 6 season run, a judge on the national television hit Canadian Idol. In 1981, Gold started his artist management company, The Management Trust, through which he is best known for his role in establishing and transforming The Tragically Hip into a national icon.
In 2020 Gold reunited with the band to direct their legacy in Canadian music history; he also currently co – manages the quickly rising Pop R&B act Ethan Surman alongside Ryan Hefford, acclaimed pop rock band “The Pursuit of Happiness,” and music producers Moe Berg, Laurence Currie, and Russell Broom.
Gold has been recognized by the annual Canadian Music Industry Awards as Manager of the Year in 1991, 1993 and 1994. In 2009, Gold was elected to the board of CIMA (CIRPA) and had been Vice‐Chairman of CIMA for 10 years. In 2023 he was awarded the “Change” award (formerly the building award), for his many years of service to the board. Jake was also a board member for the MMF (Music Managers Forum), and was instrumental in starting the organization in the 90’s. In 2013 he was the recipient of MMF Honour Roll Award for his lifetime work in the field of Artist Management. He also sat on the music advisory board of Ontario Creates for 7 years.
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