Broadly-respected music govt Maria Egan has joined Riot Video games’ leisure division as International Head of Music & Occasions.
Egan was beforehand the Chief Music Officer at music creation market Splice, since June 2020.
Previous to Splice, Egan was President and Head of Inventive at Los Angeles-based music firm PULSE Music Group.
Based in 2006, Los Angeles-headquartered Riot Video games is the developer and writer behind hit video games like League of Legends, Valorant and the award-winning Netflix animated sequence Arcane.
Arcane premiered at No.1 globally on Netflix in November 2021 and held the highest spot for 3 weeks in a row, hitting the High 10 in over 87 international locations.
Enemy, the hit single by Think about Dragons from the unique soundtrack, has reached over two billion streams, went to No.1 on the Billboard US Radio chart in Might, and continues to chart globally six months submit launch, changing into the band’s quickest streaming track thus far.
At Riot Video games, Egan will spearhead world music content material for all gaming, tv sequence, and movie. Moreover, Egan will handle all music technique, relationships, and label partnerships.
The developer says that Egan can even develop and execute the its technique for “location primarily based experiences” together with actual life, blended actuality, and digital experiences”
Shauna Spenley, President of Riot Video games Leisure made the announcement at present (Might 5).
Egan was most lately Chief Music Officer at Splice, the place she led the corporate’s partnerships with artists, world music technique, and served as Chair of the DEI Council.
By means of her profession, Egan has labored alongside a spread of celebrity artists – from Kehlani to Tiesto, Run The Jewels to Brandi Carlile – and led the Pulse staff to attaining greater than 10 billion mixed music streams, 100 million RIAA-certified items, 150 RIAA Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum track certifications, 10 Billboard Scorching 100 No.1a and plenty of different awards.
“Maria (Egan) has an distinctive monitor document within the music trade, and there’s no one higher to guide our music and occasions division.”
Shauna Spenley, Riot Video games
Riot Video games has additionally appointed Kristin Moss as International Head of Leisure Advertising, Emily Briggs as International Head of Leisure Finance and Technique, and Ken Basin as International Head of Enterprise Operations.
Moss will oversee all of the advertising and marketing methods, inventive and built-in campaigns that reimagine and deepen participant connections throughout the leisure portfolio. The veteran marketer involves Riot Video games from HBO Max the place she was VP of Advertising.
Briggs joins Riot Video games as International Head of Leisure Finance and Technique, the place she’s going to lead the strategic planning, monetization, and monetary capabilities throughout the leisure division. She involves the corporate from Netflix, the place she spent over twelve years in strategic planning and acquisitions.
Ken Basin joins Riot Video games as International Head of Enterprise Operations, the place he’ll handle enterprise affairs, operations, and bodily manufacturing for movie and tv. He comes from Paramount Tv Studios, the place he served as Govt VP and Head of Enterprise Affairs, and beforehand labored in senior govt roles at Sony Footage Tv and Amazon Studios.
Mentioned Spenley: “The success of Arcane exemplified gamers’ pleasure and urge for food for world-building throughout video games, and we’re excited to provide them new methods to expertise the IP they know and love.
“Maria (Egan) has an distinctive monitor document within the music trade, and there’s no one higher to guide our music and occasions division.
“With the addition of Kristin Moss, Emily Briggs, and Ken Basin, we’ve established an amazing management staff and are keen to construct a wealthy slate throughout movie, tv, music, shopper merchandise, and extra.”
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