About Bryan

Bryan HobbsFounder & CEONine Entertainment

Bryan was born in Washington, D.C. and raised outside of Philadelphia in Kennett Square, PA — the “mushroom capital of the world.”

He graduated from Yale University in 1996 with a B.A. in Political Science.

While at Yale, Bryan served as Associate Editor for Eli Magazine and wrote features for Nadine Music Weekly. Bryan also won two Ivy League Titles as First Baseman on the Yale Baseball Team. A three-year starter for the Bulldogs, Bryan held two school records (Hits in a Season (67) and Career Putouts) while his .414 batting average in 1996 ranked 11th in the nation amongst Division I hitters. He played his final game at iconic Fenway Park in Boston, MA as voted participant in the 1996 College All Star Game.

Following graduation, Bryan moved to New York City and worked as paralegal for Corporate law firm Wolf Haldenstein LLP, an then as Story Associate at Rober DeNiro’s Trebeca Productions development department.

Bryan then took an unexpected “career detour” as bass player for the popular rock band, The Niagaras. Called “the country’s top cult band” by Rolling Stone Magazine and “the best rock show in New York” by The New York Times, the Niagaras toured the United States and Europe while performing on nationality televised programs including “Good Morning America” on ABC. Declared “Hollywood’s favorite band” by The New York Post, the band played weekly sold out residency shows to audiences including Uma Thurman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, Kevin Spacey and other A-List celebrities of film, sport and television.

After four solid years on the road with The Niagaras, Bryan joined the Soho-based Empire Entertainment as Producer in 2000. During his time at Empire, Bryan booked and produced leading headline music, speakers, comedians and variety artists for corporations and private interests while serving as Production Manager for other prominent productions. The highlights of Bryan’s time at Empire included Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow, Tom Brokaw, Robin Williams and Cirque for clients such as American Express, SAP and GlaxoSmithKline.

Bryan worked on Engagements in leading American cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, San Fransisco, Washington D.C., Indianapolis, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Miami, and Orlando.

Bryan relocated to Los Angeles in Spring 2003 as a Music Producer for Warner Bros’ nationally syndicated The Sharon Osbourne Show. Bryan booked, produced and stage managed all music segments on the daily chat show while scripting talk content and introductions between Sharon and her music guests.

Among the many highlights of his work on Sharon, were studio performances / interviews by Rod Stewart, Elton John, Maroon 5, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Black Eyed Peas, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Dido and others.

Following the completion of Sharon, Bryan founded Nine Entertainment in June 2004.