FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEIL RYAN JOINS LIVESTYLE, INC. AS
SENIOR VP AND HEAD OF NORTH AMERICA PRODUCTION
LOS ANGELES, CA – February 5, 2017 – LiveStyle, Inc. President/CEO Randy Phillips and Executive VP & CFO of Chuck Ciongoli announced today that Neil Ryan has joined the company as Senior VP and Head of North America Production. Ryan comes to LiveStyle with more than 20 years of experience producing live music, touring, and special events in venues across the country including his extensive work with world-renowned music festivals. In this newly created position at LiveStyle, Ryan will have primary authority and responsibility for all LiveStyle, Inc.’s event production business and operations. Ryan will be based in LiveStyle’s NYC offices.
Phillips said, “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. He adds to LiveStyle’s exceptional staff as we continue to bring on the best and the brightest.”
Commented 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.”
Ryan said, “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.”
Ryan comes to LiveStyle from the firm he founded and owns, NRG Productions, Inc., where he served as President. Among its many clients, NRG Productions has worked with Goldenvoice/AEG Presents to provide Main Stage production management and design for the Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festivals, Desert Trip Music Festival, and Arroyo Seco Weekend. For the past two years, the company has handled production for CID Presents destination VIP music festivals in The Riviera Maya, including Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa, Phish Riviera Maya, and Dead and Company. NRG has also worked with numerous clients across the country to produce special events featuring music industry legends.
Prior to opening NRG Productions in 2012, Ryan was Director of Production Northeast for AEG Live, NY for over ten years, where he worked directly with Phillips. There he was responsible for the production and management of all AEG Live shows throughout the Northeast as well as the successful launch of touring shows and events across the country. Additionally, he was responsible for overseeing the opening of numerous venues throughout the region including the Prudential Center and MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Prior to his position at AEG Live, Ryan was Production Manager and Promoter Representative at Metropolitan Entertainment Group, Director of Operations at the Meadows Music Theater, Hartford, CT, and began his career in the music industry in Boston, MA with the Don Law Company.
About LiveStyle, Inc.
Positioned to be the world’s largest electronic music event producer, LiveStyle boasts a wide variety of leading live electronic music properties. LiveStyle produces and promotes single and multiday electronic music festivals across North America, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia. North American key operating entities include Made Event, React Presents, Disco Donnie Presents, Life in Color, and MMG, along with festivals and brands such as Electric Zoo, Spring Awakening, Sensation, and Life in Color. In Europe, the company boasts key operating entities such as Monumental, B2S, ID&T, i-Motion, and Q-Dance, and festivals and brands including Decibel, Mysteryland, Awakenings, Back-To-School, Air, Qlimax, Nature One, Sensation, as well as the innovative ticketing service Paylogic. In Brazil, LiveStyle owns PlusNetwork which has produced the enormously successful Tomorrowland Brasil festival and tours by internationally acclaimed DJs and artists. Further, LiveStyle has a 40% participation in Rock in Rio, held biannually in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with spin-offs in Lisbon and Portugal. Together with the Belgian Tomorrowland organization, LiveStyle launched TomorrowWorld, the first international version of the Tomorrowland festival, and also promoted the first South American Tomorrowland festival. LiveStyle continues to work with the Belgian Tomorrowland organization as its international partner to bring Tomorrowland to new territories outside Europe and to return to the USA and Brazil. LiveStyle also owns and operates Beatport, the trusted global home of electronic music where fans, DJs, and creators connect, discover and participate in the evolution of dance music culture.
For more information visit www.livestyle.com/.
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