Panel: How Big Money is (Already) Playing Psychedelics
Kraig G. Fox is a seasoned advisor, investor and operator in the media industry. Over a 25-year career, Mr. Fox has been a founding member of some of the worlds leading media and entertainment companies and properties.
Mr. Fox began his career working with Robert FX Sillerman in the consolidation of the United States radio industry in the early 1990’s. After an aggressive acquisition strategy, those stations were ultimately sold off to form the foundation for what today is iHeart Media. Following the sale of the radio group, Mr. Fox was part of the founding team of SFX Entertainment (now Live Nation) where he was Chief Development Officer from 1995 until 2000 overseeing the global consolidation of the live entertainment industry into the world’s largest owner and operator of live entertainment promoters and producers. Following the sale of Live Nation to Clear Channel Communications, Mr. Fox was a founder and Chief Operating Officer of Core Media (previously CKX, Inc.) where he ultimately oversaw all operations of this publicly traded company, including Core Media’s interests in the estate of Elvis Presley and the intellectual property rights of Muhammad Ali, as well as its wholly owned subsidiary, 19 Entertainment, which included overseeing American Idol (including television, records, live tours, artist management and sponsorships) and So You Think You Can Dance. Core Media was ultimately sold to Apollo Global Management in a “go private” transaction. Following the sale, Mr. Fox became a Senior Managing Director of Eldridge Industries ( a successor entity to the media assets controlled by Guggenheim Partners) where he focused on Eldridge’s overall strategy in the media and entertainment spaces, as well as the management of its media and entertainment investments, which included dick clark productions, Billboard Magazine and the Hollywood Reporter. In addition, together with Activist Artist Management, Mr. Fox, is a co-manager of Bob Weir and is also an advisor to Activist with respect to their activities in the cannabis and media spaces.
Mr. Fox is a graduate of Syracuse’s University’s SI Newhouse School of Public Communications where he was named part of the 50 Forward, acknowledging the accomplishments of 50 Newhouse Alumni in celebration of the schools 50th anniversary. Mr. Fox also a JD from Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Dean School of Law.