LiveStyle has hired live music production veteran Neil Ryan as Senior VP and Head of North America Production.
Ryan joins the electronic music event producer from the company he founded and owns, NRG Productions, where he served as President.
Among its many clients, NRG has worked with Goldenvoice/AEG Presents to provide main stage production management and design for the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, Desert Trip, and Arroyo Seco Weekend.
Prior to launching NRG in 2012, Ryan was Director of Production Northeast for AEG Live, NY for over ten years, where he worked directly with LiveStyle President/CEO Randy Phillips.
In his newly created position, Ryan will have primary authority and responsibility for all LiveStyle’s event production business and operations, based in the firm’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.
“neil adds to LiveStyle’s exceptional staff as we continue to bring on the best and the brightest.”
randy phillips, livestyle inc.
“He adds to LiveStyle’s exceptional staff as we continue to bring on the best and the brightest.”
Executive VP & CFO of LiveStyle Chuck Ciongoli said: “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.”
Ryan added: “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 with more than 20 years of experience producing live music, touring, and special events in venues across the US.
For the past two years, NRG has also 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.
While at AEG, Ryan 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.
In January, Live Nation hired its own production veteran in Ford Englerth, who brought his global event production firm, Redrock Entertainment, into the firm.
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