Founders Bryan Ling and Ryan Gall have been creating unique experiences that build community through music for over a decade.
BRYAN LING - CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF VISIONARY. Bryan started New Community Management; an artist management company which he now operates in partnership with hip-hop titan Roc Nation. Billboard’s description of that partnership gives some insight into the kind of connector Bryan is: “ It would be hard to find two management companies more on opposite ends of the sphere than heavyweight hip-hop titan Roc Nation and indie kid New Community, but the two have just joined forces in a partnership deal.” Ling also conceptualized, built, and curated “No Name” with investor Sean Parker as a local Hollywood spot to serve as a communal watering hole and musical playground for his ever growing community of artists. Since opening, the place without a name has had some of the most classic, most respected, and most up and coming artists on the planet perform within its walls. No name has also hosted a multitude of “special occasions” and events that we are not allowed to talk about.
RYAN GALL - CO FOUNDER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND CONTENT PRODUCER. Ryan’s specialty is spearheading media strategy, events and initiatives that integrate pop culture and social activism. He co-founded the Global Citizen Festival and its movement platform, globalcitizen.org, where users take action on social causes in exchange for concert tickets and other rewards. Since 2012, the platform has seen 24.8M actions taken, resulting in $48.4B in poverty-fighting funds announced on stage. Ryan executive produces the annual festival in NYC’s Central Park and its international festivals in India, Germany and South Africa—curated by Coldplay lead vocalist Chris Martin and featuring Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jay Z, Ed Sheeran and more. As a film producer, Ryan’s latest project is ACTIVATE, a six-part documentary series for National Geographic following Global Citizen’s efforts to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030. Each episode delves into a different issue connected to poverty, it features world-renowned artists, like Hugh Jackman, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Pharrell Williams, alongside grassroots activists and impacted people, all working to ignite change.