Ryan Richko

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Full Name

Ryan Richko


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 video 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.

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United States


Los Angeles



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Years of Experience

6 to 9 years

Game platforms you've worked with



Performer, Composer, Music Supervisor, Music Producer, Audio Engineer, Orchestrator

Instrument Skills

Guitar, Piano, Mandolin, Drum Kit, Bass Guitar, Hardware Synths

My Awards


Hollywood Music In Media Award – Best song/score Mobile Video Game (nominated) | Rupert and Riley

Global Music Award – Original Score | Meditation 101

Global Music Award – Game Music | Rupert and Riley

Global Music Award – Soundtrack Film and Television | The Electrician


Hollywood Music In Media Award – Best song/score Mobile Video Game (nominated) | Memory Match and Catch

Global Music Award – Film Score | Stranded

Global Music Award – Mobile Game Music | Memory Match And Catch


Global Music Award – Game Music | Telepath Tactics

RPGFan Music of the Year 2015 – Game Music | Telepath Tactics


Sunset Film Festival – Best Score Short Film | Slate

Games I've worked on


Rupert And Riley


Dragon Drop


Memory Match and Catch


Telepath Tactics



Current Employer

Ryan Richko Music

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Current Title

Music Composer / Mix Engineer