Jamie chats with Jake Gold about how he discovers and develops talent, Jake's distaste for the word "branding" and how he found, signed and managed rock icons The Tragically Hip. The discussion also contrasts that with evaluating talent as a team when he was a judge on Canadian Idol with contestants like Carly Rae Jepsen and Jacob Hoggard of Hedley. Whether you are in the music industry, general business or looking for top talent in your industry you will take something away from this conversation with an entertainment legend.
Jake Gold is one of Canada’s most successful artist managers, and for its 6 season run, a judge on the 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.
Gold has three times been recognized by the annual Canadian Music Industry Awards as Manager of the Year and was the 2013 MMF Honour Roll Award recipient for his lifetime work in the field of Artist Management.