The Frankfurt/Main born music executive started his career as a booker and talent buyer while still at University studying literature, history, and politics. At Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur he worked with artists like the Fugees, Weezer, Alanis Morissette, Faithless, and Linkin Park and was responsible for booking Germany’s biggest festivals Rock am Ring/Rock im Park. Parallel to his role at Germany’s leading concert promoter he started a label and publishing business as a joint venture with BMG which he abandoned in 2002 to join Universal Music in Berlin.
Quickly expanding his responsibilities Lieberberg took over the domestic Vertigo label in 2008 as label head which soon became the # 1 record company in the market. In 2011 he became a member of the Management Team of Universal Music Germany. In 2014 he extended his responsibilities and became Senior Vice President of Vertigo/Capitol & Polydor/Island overlooking Universal’s domestic business in Berlin.
Under his leadership numerous local and international artists were signed to direct deals to the German company including Lana del Rey, Volbeat, Gotye, Chvrches, Dua Lipa, Aloe Blacc, Lindsey Stirling, Haim, Andreas Bourani, Unheilig, Kraftklub, KIZ, Felix Jaehn, Alma and Scottish Newcomer Lewis Capaldi.
Daniel Lieberberg has been named President, Continental Europe and Africa, Sony Music Entertainment in January 2018.