Bernie Finklestein

The owner of True North Records and Bernie Finkelstein Management, he’s recorded and managed some of the top acts Canada has had to offer, beginning in the mid 60’s with Kensington Market, Murray McLauchlan, and The Paupers.

He’s also represented or produced Bruce Cockburn, Dan Hill, Barney Bentall when he was with Sony (Columbia). Some of Finklestein’s most recent projects include Blackie & the Rodeo Kings and The Golden Dogs.

He was awarded a Special Achievement Award at the 2006 Junos, and is a member of the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. He is also the executive director of VideoFact, and a past president and current board member of the Canadian Independent Record Producers Association (CIRPA).

  • With notes from Greg Simpson