Goldve Entertainment is a New York based management company that is run by Danny Goldberg. (Detail on all Goldve clients are on this site).This marks a return to management for Goldberg who created and ran Gold Mountain entertainment in the nineteen eighties and early nineties which managed Nirvana and Bonnie Raitt among others. In 1992 Goldberg sold Gold Mountain to become an executive at Atlantic Records where he became President in 1993. He was briefly Chairman of Warner Bros. Records in 1995 and was President of Mercury Records and then promoted to Chairman of the Mercury Records Group from 1996-1999. According to Soundscan, Atlantic, Warner Bros. and Mercury each led the American record industry in market share during the final year of Goldberg’s tenure with them. In 2000 he started Artemis Records an independent label, which led indie labels in market share in 2002 and 2003.
In 2006 Goldberg left Artemis to become CEO of Air America Radio. He returned to the music business with Gold Village Entertainment in 2007 and started Goldve in 2010.
“Being away from the music business for a year made me appreciate how much it meant to me and that its where I belong. I also realized how dramatically the business had changed and I wanted to focus on managing individual artists day to day to get a granular sense of what was going on from the ground up all over again.”
Goldve oversees all media and PR for most of its clients and works closely with record companies both in the United States and in Europe, Australia and Canada as well as overseeing self-releases from some of its clients. They also work closely with numerous talent agencies including WME, CAA, The Agency Group, Monterey Artists, and Paradigm Artists, Asgard, and ITB among others and work closely with music publishers, independent radio promoters and publicists, business managers, tour managers, merch companies and numerous other professionals and entities which can be of service to its clients.
Goldve represents all of its clients on a world-wide basis. Their artists release music and tour virtually all over the world including those who are based outside of the United States, The Hives (Sweden), The Cranberries (Ireland and Canada), and Peaches (Germany). Goldve represents its clients in all aspects of their careers. Steve Earle has published one novel and is contracted for another as well as for a memoir. Earle also has an acting career having portrayed recurring characters in “The Wire” and “Treme” as well as several films and he has produced albums for several other artists and written songs for literally dozens of films and hosts a weekly radio for Sirus Radio’s Outlaw Country channel. Tom Morello is the author of a graphic novel and has composed music for several major feature films including “Ironman” and ”Ironman 2” and also produces other artists and hosts a radio show. Peaches has been the star of three theatrical productions in Germany one of which “Peaches Does Herself’ she also wrote and directed and which was made into a feature film that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Ronnie Spector has written and stars in the one woman show “Beyond The Beehive” which will be produced in New York in 2013. Ben Lee has acted and been the subject of a documentary film, and has written extensively for advertisers, television, and films and also produces other artists and virtually every other Goldve client also works in multiple media reflecting the complexity of the modern music business.
Goldve also oversees the websites and social networking sites for most of its clients. “We very much cherish the relationships our clients have with record companies,” says Goldberg” but with the radical changes in the record business and the diversity of artists we represent we have frequently found it necessary to provide services that in previous decades came from record companies. We tailor our strategy differently for each artist and for each stage of their career. “
Goldberg began his career at the age of eighteen as a clerk and occasional writer for Billboard Magazine for which he reviewed of the Woodstock Festival in 1969. Later he also wrote for Rolling Stone, and Record World and was Managing Editor of Circus Magazine. He has continued to write journalism from time to time and is the author of two books “How The Left Lost Teen Spirit” (2005) and “Bumping Into Geniuses” (2008) which the New York Times called “an excellent book, engaging and droll, and a large demystifying look at the evolution of the rock trade from Woodstock to grunge.”
In 1973 he became a press agent for Solters and Roskin where he represented Led Zeppelin who then hired him as Vice President of Swan Song Records. Later he formed Danny Goldberg Inc., which did publicity for Kiss, and Electric Light Orchestra among others and in 1980 formed Modern Records with Paul Fishkin, which released two number one albums by Stevie Nicks. Also in 1980 he co-produced and co-directed the feature film “No Nukes” starring Bruce Springsteen. Goldberg supervised the music for a dozen feature films including “Dirty Dancing” and was the Executive Producer of the multi platinum “Miami Vice” soundtrack album.
Although best known for his work with rock musicians, Goldberg has had a long time interest in jazz and classical music. At Mercury he oversaw the Polygram Classics and Jazz Division at the time the largest in the United States. At Artemis he acquired and revived Vanguard Classics and he has chaired the Board of the American Symphony Orchestra since 2007. At Gold Mountain his management clients included Bela Fleck, Jon Hendricks, and Ornette Coleman who he also later worked closely with at Mercury. Goldberg serves on the Boards of The Nation Institute, The ACLU of Southern California, Brave New Films and Americans For Peace Now.
In addition to Goldberg, Goldve’s staff includes Vice Presidents Cyndy Villano, who previously worked for Interscope Records and Dave Stewart’s Weapons of Mass Entertainment, Jesse Bauer, who previously worked for Artemis Records, Brady Brock, who previously worked for Island Def Jam, Artemis and Wind-up and Director of operations Karen Demeusy, who previously worked for Sony Music and James Fritzky who oversees web marketing.