Jake Gold

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Jake Gold
Born (1958-04-04) April 4, 1958 (age 61)
ResidenceToronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationMusician manager
Notable credit(s)
Canadian Idol

Jake Gold (born April 4, 1958) is an American-born Canadian musician manager. He was a judge on the Canadian Idol television program.[1] In addition to Idol participants, he has managed Canadian artists The Tragically Hip, The Watchmen, The Cliks and Sass Jordan. [2]

Early life[edit]

Gold was born in New Jersey. His family moved to Toronto when he was a small child.[3]


Gold started his management company, The Management Trust, in the 1980s. He managed the Tragically hip for seventeen years, ending in 2003,[4] and was also manager for the band Big Wreck.[5]

In 2002 Gold was chosen as a judge for the television talent contest show Canadian Idol, and held this role for six seasons.[6]

The Management Trust (MGM Trust), later represented artists Adam Cohen, and Crash Karma as well as music producers me&john, Moe Berg, Russell Broom, Terry Brown and Laurence Currie.[7][8][9] He has been awarded Manager of the Year three times by the Canadian Music Industry.[10]


  1. ^ 'Scarlett Jane: "Two best friends figuring it out"'. Ottawa Citizen, Lynn Saxberg, September 11, 2015
  2. ^ "Sass Jordan". The Canadian Encyclopedia, Steve Mclean and Andrew Mcintosh, August 29, 2013
  3. ^ Michael Barclay (May 7, 2019). The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip. ECW Press. p. 393. ISBN 978-1-77305-206-9.
  4. ^ Steve McLean (June 2006). Hot Canadian Bands. Lone Pine Pub. p. 54. ISBN 978-1-894864-53-4.
  5. ^ "What an artist manager does, and what to look for in finding one". Words and Music, by David McPherson | June 15, 2013
  6. ^ "Looking back on 10th anniversary of 'Canadian Idol'". CTV News, Nick Patch, June 12, 2013
  7. ^ "Jake Gold". CTV. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  8. ^ "www.mgmtrust.ca". The Management Trust. Retrieved February 27, 2013.
  9. ^ "Is Canada's Music Video Funding In Jeopardy?". billboard. June 8, 2017. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
  10. ^ "Industry Insider: Canadian Idol judge Jake Gold; CEO of The Management Trust". Music Vice. March 8, 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2017.