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, as well as the careers of indie act “Common Deer,” 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 recently has been elected again to Vice‐Chairman for CIMA. Jake is also a board member for the MMF (Music Managers Forum) and is the 2013 MMF Honour Roll Award recipient for his lifetime work in the field of Artist Management. He also sits on the music advisory board of the OMDC.