[This is from my column in all the Metro papers today. - AC]
Bernie Finkelstein sounds relaxed over the phone from his getaway in Prince Edward County. Fruits of having sold his True North Records in late 2007? “A little bit,” he says, “although it’s more about more free time. I’ve gone from 21 acts to managing just one, plus I closed the office in Toronto.”
Bernie is being asked to talk a lot about himself these days with the publication of his autobiography, True North: A Life in the Music Business which starts his time as an air force brat through all his years running one of the most important and most successful independent music labels in this country. True North also had interests in artist management, music publishing and concert promotion.