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Mason Lieberman

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Adjunct Faculty
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Mason Lieberman is an award-winning composer, audio director, and producer known for his contributions to the gaming and anime zeitgeist. He prides himself on being a problem-solver whose biggest passion is always to connect people through music.

Beginning his professional journey as a freelance composer, he got his start composing on anime series like Rooster Teeth's RWBY and Beyblade Burst Evolution amongst many others. His music has enhanced the heroics of franchises like Spider-Man, Mobile Suit Gundam, Ultraman, and Neon Genesis Evangelion, while lending epic gravitas to titles like PUBG Mobile, Apex Legends Mobile, Teamfight Tactics, EVO, Omega Strikers, Eden, Game for Peace, Devil Engine, Soundfall, Renaine, and many others. As a cellist, guitarist, and vocalist, Lieberman has had the great pleasure of working with a wide variety of film and gaming franchises, with personal favorites including Pokémon, Stars Wars: Visions, The Rising of the Shield Hero, Nintendo's Super Smash Bros., Riot Games' League of Legends, Guild Wars 2, AMC's The Walking Dead, Made in Abyss, Arknights, Tower of God, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical, Sega’s Sin Chronicle, Hell's Kitchen: The Game, and God Eater. As a public speaker, Lieberman has addressed passionate audiences on subjects related to film scoring, anime music production, video game scoring, and music theory.

He is currently in-house as a senior composer and game audio supervisor for Tencent, the largest video-game company in the world. In this position, he has the indescribable honor of working with many of the best audio professionals in the industry daily.

Career Highlights
  • Director, Anime Gives Back (international collaboration series raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable causes, collaborating with franchises like Cowboy Bebop, My Hero Academia, The Animator Dormitory, and more)
  • Music director: Apex Legends Mobile, PUBG Mobile, and many more
  • Composer: RWBY, Beyblade Burst Evolution, Teamfight Tactics: War of the Golden Spatula, Omega Strikers, and dozens more
  • Additional franchise composition work includes video game releases for Spider-Man, Mobile Suit Gundam, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ultra Man, and many more
  • Recording artist: Pokémon, Arknights, Star Wars: Visions, Guild Wars 2, and dozens more
  • Faculty, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, lead audio faculty for capstone game development course Advanced Games Project
  • Academic guest speaker: Harvard University, Northeastern University, Columbia College Chicago, Musicians Institute, and many more
  • Industry guest speaker: NAMM, AES, TEDx, GameSoundCon, and many more
  • Music and audio supervisor at Tencent
  • Endorsing artist: Kiesel Guitars, NS Design, Auralex Acoustics
Awards
  • Forbes 30 Under 30, Gaming List (2022)
  • Music supervisor and composer, Best Metaverse Performance, MTV VMAs (BLACKPINK: The Virtual)
  • Contributing composer for Best Score, The Crunchyroll Awards (Tower of God)
  • Best Audio for a Casual or Social Game, The GANG Awards (Game for Peace)
  • Billboard Top 10, #6 on World Digital Singles: "The Real Folk Blues," (2020)
Education
  • B.M., Berklee College of Music (2015)
  • M.M., Stephen F. Austin State University (2019)
In Their Own Words

"I want to see my students grow in their understanding of the challenges and constraints facing a young professional entering a career in the music industry! Berklee gave so much to me as a student, it seemed imperative that I turn around and use the experiences I've gained to help support the next generation."

"Having built a heavily-international career in anime, game dev, and film/TV, I've seen a LOT across a ton of different corners of our field. I'm here to share what I've picked up along the way. Having made a career in some of the fastest growing corners of entertainment, I've learned that things change very quickly!"