John Sykes uses the unparalleled assets of iHeartMedia to develop new businesses for the company across a range of media, including broadcast television, digital video platforms and live events, as well as creating value for iHeartMedia advertisers and key partners. Sykes is the co-executive producer of iHeartRadio branded annual live events including the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party and iHeartRadio Country Festival, all of which are broadcast across the country on iHeartRadio stations, streamed live on video platforms, and broadcast on network television.
Sykes was a cofounder of MTV, President of VH1, President of Network Development For MTV, CEO of Infinity Broadcasting (now CBS Radio), Exec Vice President, Acquisitions for EMI Music Publishing and President of Chrysalis Records.
He currently serves on the board of Shazam Mobile, The Robin Hood Foundation, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, VH1 Save the Music and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications.
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