Ryan Richko is a two time Hollywood Music in Media Award nominated composer for film, television, and video games. His work draws influences from his roots in rock, metal, jazz, and classical music. As a fan of film music and as a gamer since he was four years old, Ryan found his way into scoring media when he moved to Los Angeles from Chicago in 2010. He originally moved to Los Angeles for session work as a guitarist, but accidentally fell into scoring film and games after failing an acting audition and asking if they needed a composer. Since then he has scored over 25 projects. Most recently he has scored the feature film “Underdog” starring Brian Krause (Charmed), Phillip Andre Botello (Pledge, The Art of Self Defense), and Becca Buckalew (Medinah). The film is slated for release in 2019. Ryan is also a Composer for Fireheart music, and industry leader in relaxation music, Crimesonics, an industry leader in crime music for television in partnership with BMG music production worldwide, and Innerdimension Media, a yoga video streaming platform.
Ryan has been nominated for two Hollywood Music In Media Awards for his video game score “Rupert and Riley” (2018), and “Memory Match and Catch” (2016) which was with fellow nominees Hans Zimmer, Brian Tyler, and Jesper Kyd. He is also a winner of six Global Music Awards and his first video game score “Telepath Tactics” made RPGFan.com’s “Music of the Year 2015.”
In 2012, Ryan produced and wrote the music to the yoga dvd series “The Ultimate Yogi,” which was later named the best yoga dvd of 2012. During this time he also scored two multiple award winning short films; “Slate,” which was accepted into the Cannes Short Film Corner, and earned him a best score award at the Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles, and “Sunset Rising: Chapter 0.5 – The Deliverer,” which was released worldwide on IndieFlix and iTunes, and is one of the few short films to get onto iTunes without the help of a major film festival.
Currently Ryan is working on a number of feature film and video game projects with clients from all over the world. He is also a certified yoga instructor and music educator.