#1 : Josh Herman
We put Josh Herman at number 1, he manages multiple trending artists, all from Canada. He really garnered local talent in a personal way pushing DVBBS, Borgeous, and Down with Webster to serious relevancy. He’s the founder of management and label company, STRVCTVRE , which was founded in 2012 with an aim to represent and collaborate with the best talents in music. Today in 2020, he doing some serious work in the music industry.
#2 : Bernie Finkelstein
Finkelstein is the founder of True North which is a label that has released over 550 albums, mant from Canadian artists including Rough Trade, Randy Bachman, The Rheostatics, Lynn Miles, Cowboy Junkies, Colin Linden, Catherine MacLellan, Tom Wilson, Moxy Früvous, and Lighthouse, among many others. True North consistently released records for Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Murray McLauchlan, Stephen Fearing, Barney Bentall and Bruce Cockburn. Finkelstein has his artists have received over 40 Gold and Platinum records and over 40 Juno Awards. Impressive we must say.
#3 : Bruce Allen
Bruce Allen is a manager who represents a number of very big name Canadian musicians including Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Bryan Adams, Prism and Michael Bublé. Allen also has a charity group called Northern Lights, who recorded the song “Tears Are Not Enough” in support of Ethiopian famine crisis Allen hosted a popular call-in talk show called SoundOff in Vancouver for over a decade. Allen also received the Special Achievement Award at the SOCAN Awards in hosted in Toronto in 2005
#4 : Ray Danniels
Ray Danniels is a the founder of SRO (Standing Room Only) Management group and independent record labels Moon Records and Anthem Records. He served as the manager of the Canadian band Rush and later was also the manager of Extreme, King’s X, and Van Halen. 2015, He was awarded the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award at the Juno Awards.
#5 : Jake Gold
Jake Gold is another top Canadian music manager who was a judge on the Canadian Idol television program. Beyond his role on Canadian Idol he has managed Canadian artists such as The Tragically Hip, The Watchmen, The Cliks and Sass Jordan. Gold certainly deserves a mention on this list.