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Sessions Info

February 12, 2021
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM PT

Adam Leber

Maverick Management
Adam Leber is an American talent manager, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Leber’s unconventional path through the music industry began while he was a student at UMass Amherst, where a successful side hustle as a DJ and event promoter inspired him to drop out and pursue an internship at Loud Records. The internship at Loud led to a job in the label’s marketing department, where he worked with quintessential New York hip-hop artists such as Mobb Deep, Big Pun, and the Wu-Tang Clan.
Leber eventually decided to change lanes in 2001 and joined the pop world, managing tour sponsorships, arranging endorsement deals and/or road managing–for a roster of stars that included *NSYNC, the Dixie Chicks, Sean "Diddy" Combs, and Britney Spears.
In 2005, Leber partnered with Larry Rudolph and founded ReignDeer Entertainment, a full-service entertainment company involved in artist management, television and film production. Together they signed Miley Cyrus, and managed not only Spears but Aerosmith, Will.i.am, Avril Lavigne, Fifth Harmony and more.
Always able to spot trends, Leber began to focus on Silicon Valley in 2007 and diversified his business by starting an investment fund in 2008. Today Leber is an early investor in companies such as Uber, Everlane, Airbnb, Acorns, Stance and Hyperloop. Currently he manages a multimillion dollar fund focused on consumer goods and technology, with investments in over 50 companies.
In 2014 Leber teamed up with Guy Oseary as well as 8 other established music managers and founded Maverick Management, a first of its kind superagency representing top talent from the entire spectrum
of pop music, from hip-hop to rock to country. Leber currently manages Miley Cyrus, Labrinth, Noah Cyrus, LSD(Labrinth/Sia/Diplo), Lil Nas X and more.
In 2019, he stepped into television where he acted as Music Supervisor to HBO’s runaway hit, Euphoria. This role earned him his first Emmy nomination in 2020.
Recently Leber has expanded into philanthropic work. He serves on the board of Miley Cyrus’s nonprofit Happy Hippie Foundation, dedicated to rallying young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth and other vulnerable populations. He also played an integral role in organizing the nationwide March For Our Lives protests against gun violence in 2018.
Leber currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three dogs.