Tragically Hip Manager Jake Gold To Be Inducted Into Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame
The influential manager of the legendary Canadian band will be inducted during this year's Canadian Music Week in Toronto.
Jake Gold, the influential artist manager who helped break Canadian legends The Tragically Hip, will be inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame during this year's 2024 Live Music Industry Awards.
Gold first worked with the Hip, one of Canada's biggest bands with four diamond certifications to their name, in the '80s, helping to bring them onto the national stage. Since lead singer Gord Downie's passing in 2017, Gold has reunited with the band, to help them continue to build their musical legacy. Joining the Music Industry Hall of Fame, Gold cements his own legacy as part of a group that includes members like Canadian rock band April Wine and singer-songwriter Andy Kim.
In a career spanning four-plus decades, Gold has worked with artists and producers including new wave group New Regime, Winnipeg rockers The Watchmen, and Jann Arden collaborator Russell Broom. He co-founded talent company The Management Trust with Allan Gregg, judged potential stars on Canadian Idol, and served as a longtime board member of the Canadian Independent Music Association. Late last year, Gold and the Hip won War Child Canada’s Founder Award.
His most well-known client, The Tragically Hip, remains one of the country's best-loved groups, even nearly seven years after Downie's death. Their 2005 hits compilation Yer Favourites finished at No. 68 on 2023's year-end Canadian Albums chart. They also recently released a 25th anniversary edition of 1999's Phantom Power, and appeared together to delve into that album's creation. 2024 is the band's 40th anniversary, and they've hinted at more big things to come this year.
"I am very fortunate to have and continue to work with some amazing artists," Gold said in a statement. "While I’m the one being honoured, it’s truly a testament to all the great people that have worked with me over the years. Management is a team effort.”
Gold will be inducted during the Live Music Industry Awards as part of Canadian Music Week, on June 4 in Toronto. The Live Music Industry Awards are presented by the Canadian Live Music Association and recognize achievements in live performance and event programming, with awards for best festivals, touring acts, talent buyers and more.
Find out more about the Live Music Industry Awards here.