Danny Goldberg - Episode 780

Steve Cooper talks with Danny Goldberg. Danny has worked in the music business as a personal manager, record company president, public relations man and journalist since the late 1960s. He wrote Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain (2019), Bumping Into Geniuses (2008) and How the Left Lost Teen Spirit (2005), which appeared in a shorter form as Dispatches From the Culture Wars (2003). Earlier in his career he formed and co-owned Modern Records, which released Stevie Nicks’ solo albums including her number one album Bella Donna. Prior to that he was Vice-President of Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song Records and worked with the band from 1973 through 1975. In 1980, he co-produced and co-directed the rock documentary feature, No Nukes starring Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, and Jackson Browne among others. He was also 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. He is currently is the president of Goldve Entertainment (GVE), an entertainment company representing artists in music, touring, books, films and other media.

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