Danny Goldberg is the president of Goldve Entertainment (GVE), an entertainment company representing artists in music, touring, books, films and other media. GVE manages the careers of Steve Earle, Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries) and Martha Wainwright, among others. He is a periodic writer for The Nation, Dissent and Alternet.org. He is also a member of the boards of The Nation Institute, Americans for Peace Now, Brave New Films and the ACLU Foundation of Southern California.
Previously, Mr. Goldberg has worked in the music business as a personal manager, record company president, public relations man and journalist since the late 1960s. He wrote “Bumping Into Geniuses” (Gotham Books, 2008) and “How the Left Lost Teen Spirit” (Akashic Books, 2005), which appeared in a shorter form as “Dispatches From the Culture Wars” (Miramax Books, 2003). Mr. Goldberg was CEO of Air America Radio from 2005 until mid-2006; chairman and CEO of Mercury Records, a division of Polygram from 1995 to 1998; chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Records in 1995; president of Atlantic Records from 1993 to 1994; and founder and president of Gold Mountain Entertainment, whose clients included Nirvana, Hole, Sonic Youth, Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers and Rickie Lee Jones from 1983 to 1992. He began his career as a music journalist at the age of 18, writing for Rolling Stone, Billboard and The Village Voice.
Mr. Goldberg has received the ACLU of Southern California Torch of Liberty Award in 1998, the PEN Center USA First Amendment Award in 2003, the Americans for Peace Now Yitzhak Rabin Peace Award with Victor Goldberg in 2005 and was the LAANE City of Justice honoree in 2012.