Forged from the ashes of the now-defunct Infinity Entertainment(2004-2009), Ryan D Productions was officially founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 29, 2009 with the release of the label's first album, Louisiana rapper DJ Pac's "Game Time." Game Time was a local hit and spawned three artists of local note--DJ Pac, Alpine (now known as Bryan Foster) and Wesley Nance--while simultaneously providing a jumping-off point for the company. Soon after followed Ryan D's trance album "Welcome Back," which provided a permanent foundation for all aspects of the company. Since then, the company has been involved with a second DJ Pac album, three amateur theatre stage productions--Elton John's "Aida," Disney's "Aladdin," and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera"--doing everything from set-building, electrical engineering and lighting design to sound design, systems management and Front-Of-House engineering. Following Front-Of-House and Sysems Management work for the incredibly popular production of "Phantom of the Opera" (the first amateur troupe to perform the work in the state of Louisiana) Ryan D Productions announced they would me moving headquarters to Tennessee. On top of that, the company has been involved with lighting and sound design and engineering for weekly worship services at two separate churches, NASSP conferences, talent shows, pep rallies, awards banquets, Elementary School plays, and graduation ceremonies.
On top of Production work, Jon (the company's founder) has professionally DJ'd for several shows ranging from private parties to High School Proms and all the way back. On top of that he was awarded the "Parkview Baptist Golden Microphone" award for talent in and dedication to the sound engineering fields. He was also awarded the superlative "Most Musically Talented," alongside his good friend Lauren Musso. Aside from engineering, Jon is an avid guitarist and drummer, and also has experience in professional settings with Keyboards, Melodic and Auxiliary Percussion, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Mellophone, and French Horn. He is quoted as saying "I play any instrument you can imagine...except the microphone. I can't sing at all!"
Jon has learned from Emmy-Award-winning producer Jack Miele and award-winning Technical Director Jeffrey Pike among others, and cites his high school band director, Eddie Hirst, as his main influence on career path. Jon is currently learning from professors at Middle Tennessee State University, and also is gathering wisdom from industry veterans like Green Day's sound engineer Kevin Lemoine.
Ryan D Productions (now part of the media group Infinity Multimedia infinitymultimedia.com) is now located in Murfreesboro, TN and is going as strong as ever.