Phillips, the former AEG Live and Global Entertainment CEO, will head up a board also comprising Charles Ciongoli and representatives of three of SFX's investors
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Ryan, whose NRG Productions company oversaw mainstage production for Coachella, Desert Trip and more, joins SFX 2.0 as head of production
By IQ on 06 Feb 2018
Neil Ryan has joined LiveStyle, the former SFX Entertainment, as senior VP and head of North America production, where he will oversee the company’s event production business from its New York offices.
Ryan comes to LiveStyle from his own firm, NRG Productions, whose clients included Goldenvoice/AEG Presents (main-stage production for Coachella, Stagecoach, Desert Trip and Arroyo Seco) and CID Presents, which promotes ‘destination’ music festivals in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.
Prior to launching NRG, Ryan was director of production, north-east, for AEG Live for more than ten years, where he worked with LiveStyle president and CEO Randy Phillips.
“While running AEG Live, I had the pleasure of working with Neil and saw first hand his depth of expertise in the live event/production space,” comments Phillips. “He adds to LiveStyle’s exceptional staff as we continue to bring on the best and the brightest.”
“I am excited to be reunited with Randy and to be working with the team at LiveStyle”
Adds LiveStyle’s executive VP and CFO, Chuck Ciongoli: “Neil is exceptionally experienced and will be a valued addition to the LiveStyle team. His professionalism and hands-on approach is second to none. We are incredibly fortunate to have Neil on our team.”
“After years of working with some of the best people in the music industry across all musical genres, I am excited to be reunited with Randy and to be working with the team at LiveStyle,” comments Ryan.
LiveStyle Inc., formed in September 2016 from the ashes of Robert Sillerman’s SFX Entertainment, is the world’s largest promoter of electronic music festivals. Its festivals include Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, Electric Zoo, Hard Bass, Amsterdam Open Air, Life in Color and rock event Rock in Rio.
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