Goldenvoice COO Skip Paige announced to colleagues that he will retire from his position on Wednesday.
Paige joined Goldenvoice in 1998 and was involved in the launch of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 1999.
In a letter sent out by Paige, he cites spending more time with his family as a reason for his retirement:
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
As I write this letter, I am overcome with a combination of sadness and excitement. As many of you know, GV has been a very tight knit family for many years and I have been lucky enough to be a part of it for over 19 years. The bonds I have made and the great things we have accomplished are world class. There is absolutely no company in the world like Goldenvoice.
However, life is complex and things change. In the past few years, I have struggled with several personal and family issues ranging from a divorce to personal health problems. I sometimes felt as though I probably needed to re-prioritize my life. Maybe put a little less into my work and a little more time into my family.
With that being said, I want to let you all know that effective Nov 22, 2017 I will be retiring from my position at Goldenvoice. As you can imagine, this decision was not made lightly. Paul T. has been my friend since the early 1990’s and has grown to be my absolute best friend for the last 15 years. During the last 15 years, we’ve probably talked on the phone at least one time everyday (including the weekends). In addition, I will particularly miss working with Bill, Amanda, Chad, Kevan, Gopi, Paul B and Stacy. But I can take solace in knowing that I am leaving you in good hands.
Goldenvoice and all the exceptional festivals we have been involved with over the years were always built with a certain attitude. Staying true to the music and making the fan experience excellent. Please don’t let that attitude die. Bands and companies don’t go together, the fan is always right, don’t ever let mediocrity control your decisions and always take pride that you have one of the best jobs in the world! These are things to live by.
I’m now going to take some time off. My son and I are going to spend some time together in Mexico and my daughter and I- are going to listen to some Tyler – trying to make up for all those years when I got home at 1AM.
According to Billboard, during Paige’s role as chief operations officer last year’s festival grossed a record $114 million.