Current Records and Management was formed in 1982 by former Polygram Inc. Promotion Manager and A&R consultant Gerry Young and two entertainment lawyers, Joseph Fodor and Brian Keevil. While at Polygram Gerry worked with such diverse international recording artists as Frank Zappa, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Dire Straits and the Bee Gees.
The first signing by Current Records and Management was Juno-award winning artists Martha & the Muffins ("Echo Beach") on Current/RCA. This was followed by the signing of another groundbreaking and soon to be Juno-award winning band, The Parachute Club ("Rise Up") also on Current/RCA. Later signings included Vancouver's Strange Advance ("We Run" Current/EMI), Molly Johnson and Alta Moda ("Julian" Current/Epic) and The Boomtown Rats' Irish guitarist Gerry Cott ("Alphabet Town" Current/Polygram). In 2016 selected titles from the Current Records 80's catalogue including "Classic" albums from Strange Advance, Alta Moda, and Gerry Cott have received enhanced releases through a worldwide licensing deal with Bullseye/Conveyor Music and UMG.
Along with these and other recording projects, Current also acquired the rights to Marvin Gaye's last concert tour recordings and compiled them into a 16-song CD titled Marvin Gaye: The Last Concert Tour, which was released worldwide in 1991 by Giant/Warner Bros. Records. The Current Records label returned in 2014 with a new partnership formed that included original label partners Gerry Young and Joseph Fodor, along with Jim Waters, former CEO of Canadian broadcasting giant CHUM LTD, and current owner/operator of the OHL's Erie Otters. The first release under the new partnership was Emilia's critically acclaimed 2014 debut CD E (Current/eOne) and her follow-up EP UP was released in early 2017 to critical acclaim. In 2018 Current Records and it's publishing division Current Sounds signed U.K. folk/rock singer/songwriter Kete Bowers to a deal, and he recorded his debut album, which was produced by Michael Timmins of The Cowboy Junkies, at his Latent Recording Studios in Toronto in September. His album "Paper Ships" was released in June 2019. The latest album release on Current Records is "Neighbourhoods" by Fergus Hambleton, slated for release in November of 2019.
Gerry Young manages 3 Canadian Pop/Rock recording acts, is a member of CARAS, and has been a member of SOCAN since 1982 through Current's publishing division Current Sounds. In 2011, Gerry's Rock memoir, Pop Goes The Weasel: Rock And Roll Off The Record was published, and is available from
Barnes and Noble, and other fine bookstores in a number of foreign territories including Japan.
Film and TV
Gerry Young has been the Music Supervisor for the hit teen movie "Porky's" directed by Bob Clark, music consultant for "The Shades of Love" TV series, and directed, hosted and produced two ten-part television music documentary series for Bravo! titled Jazzman and Bluesman. Both TV series were subsequently sold to B.E.T. in the U.S. as well as a number of other foreign territories.
He writes for both HOLR Magazine, and Spill Magazine, where his author page can be found here.
Gerry lives and works in Toronto.