Jake Udell Birthday & Fun Facts

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Sonali Rawat
Feb 08, 2024 By Sonali Rawat
Originally Published on Feb 14, 2023
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About Jake Udell

Jake Udell is an American music manager, entrepreneur, and talent agent from Northbrook, Illinois.

He is popular for being the founder of TH3RD BRAIN. It is a talent management that helps new talented artists make a name for themselves.

Jake Udell is also the former head of activation at Community website and founder of Metalink Labs. He is currently the CEO of Metalink Labs. In June 2014, the EDMbiz conference took place in Las Vegas, where Udell moderated a panel with panelists in the industry under 30.

After the panel, music industry analyst Bob Lefsetz wrote about Udell in his newsletter. According to him, Jake Udell is a new Shep Gordon, possibly a new Irving or Geffen. Udell was included on Forbes' 2016 list of the 30 Under 30 in the Music category. He was also named one of Billboard's 40 Under 40 in 2017. Keep reading to learn more about Jake Udell's biography, net worth, family life, and career.

Jake Udell Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jake Udell's net worth?

Jake Udell is a famous talent agent from the United States. He has an estimated net worth of $1-5 million.

How much does Jake Udell earn per year?

Information regarding Jake Udell's annual income is not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jake Udell?

Information regarding Jake Udell's height is not known.

How old is Jake Udell?

Jake Udell is 33 years old. He was born on February 21, 1989.

Childhood And Education

Jake Udell was born in Northbrook, Illinois, to his parents. Udell started selling autographed sports memorabilia on eBay at the age of 13. He received the majority of it by meeting athletes in person. James Udell initially worked out of Chicago. By the time Udell was 16, he had assembled a group of individuals in various cities, enabling him to cover the majority of the major sporting events in the country. Before getting involved in music management and promoting artists as a talent agent, Udell briefly pursued a career as a performer. He was attending Indiana University then. Udell earned a degree in entrepreneurship from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 2011. He then spent a year working as Campus Candy's chief marketing officer.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Jake Udell dating?

Information regarding Jake Udell's dating life is not available.

Career And Professional Highlights

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Early in 2012, Udell established the talent agency TH3RD BRAIN. He said the reason for doing so was because Krewella was the first artist he supported more than his own performance career. Udell and Krewella had gone to Chicago's Glenbrook North High School together. He gave up his CMO role at Campus Candy and took on the duties of a manager.

Artists like electronic music group Krewella and ZHU all had their careers jump-started by TH3RD BRAIN. Billboard highlighted TH3RD BRAIN's work with blogs, narrative development, and free downloads in a 2013 profile of Krewella. Other recording artists on Udell's roster include Pegboard Nerds.

Krewella signed with Columbia Records after a bidding battle. Their first album 'Get Wet' was released there in 2013. The album debuted on the Billboard 200 list at position eight. Krewella's track 'Alive' attained platinum status in 2014. This happened after the group's inaugural North American headline Get Wet Live tour sold out all of its dates.

Jake Udell started working on TH3RD BRAIN's upcoming client ZHU in 2013. This happened while he was still managing Krewella.

In December 2014, 'Faded' was nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 57th Grammy Awards. ZHU continued to perform while embracing non-conventional advertising strategies like street art, flash announcements, and guerrilla digital marketing.

Jake Udell was named one of Billboard's 40 Under 40 top media industry executives. In addition, he signed VanderWaal to management under TH3RD BRAIN. He oversaw the marketing campaign for her debut album 'Just The Beginning'.

Udell launched 'TH3RD BRAIN Accelerator' in 2016. This was modeled after tech entrepreneur Paul Graham's Y Combinator. TH3RD BRAIN was a twelve-week program aimed at supporting the development of promising musicians. The program teaches artists how to grow their businesses and maximize their impact on culture and the marketplace.

Udell launched a text-messaging campaign to reach musicians' fans due to restrictions he saw with social media algorithms. This led him to become head of the activation for Community.com, Inc., a SaaS company specializing in outreach.

Udell established Metalink Labs in July 2021 and served as its CEO. Later, in September 2021, he quit Community.com to devote himself entirely to the location where NFTs hang together.

What awards has Jake Udell won?

Jake Udell has not won any significant awards yet. However, he has often been named on Forbes and Billboards Top Lists. Udell was included on Forbes' 2016 list of the 30 Under 30 in the Music category. He was also named one of Billboard's 40 Under 40 in 2017.

Other Interesting Jake Udell Facts And Trivia

  • Jake Udell publishes a daily email with articles on the music business.
  • Udell took an interview with music manager Shep Gordon in November 2016.

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Written by Sonali Rawat

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature, Masters of Art specializing in English and Communication Skills

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Sonali RawatBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature, Masters of Art specializing in English and Communication Skills

Sonali has a Bachelor's degree in English literature from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and is currently pursuing a Master's in English and Communication from Christ University. With considerable experience in writing about lifestyle topics, including travel and health, she has a passion for Japanese culture, especially fashion, and anime, and has written on the subject before. Sonali has event managed a creative-writing festival and coordinated a student magazine at her university. Her favorite authors are Toni Morrison and Anita Desai.

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