Ernst Joins MSG

Phil Ernst, formerly with Live Nation, has been named senior VP Touring Productions at MSG Entertainment.

Ernst was senior VP and lead booker for Live Nation in New York, overseeing Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach and PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey.

He also produced shows at New York venues including MSG, Radio City Music Hall, Izod Center and Carnegie Hall.

Before that, Ernst was president of OCESA Presents in New York.

Ernst will oversee all touring operations of MSGE’s production properties including routing, building deals and contract execution. He will also work closely with marketing, promotion and PR.

Ernst’s background includes agenting at ICM and American Talent International.