Music Composer

Ryan Redebaugh is a music composer for film and commercial media. Recent scoring work has included the feature length award winning documentary film “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” HBO’s “Vice News Tonight,” Brooklyn’s television channel BRIC TV and Inc. Magazine’s popular, Webby Award nominated webseries “How I Did It.” Ryan’s music composition work focuses on sentimental, aspirational, emotive underscores accentuated by acoustic, electronic and orchestral elements. His arrangements range from minimal works (less is more) to dynamic, epic soundscapes. Redebaugh’s instrumental pieces serve to bring out the emotion and truth of a story, carefully crafted to heighten the viewing experience for all types of media. Having studied Drama at NYU, Redebaugh employs a thorough understanding of the emotional arc of a story and it’s characters when creating the musical landscape, structure and tone of his work. Tailored to fit video production needs of any kind, Redebaugh’s pieces have been enjoyed by listeners of all backgrounds from business entrepreneurs, film lovers and gamers to avid music lovers. Video and audio samples below.


Composer Reel- Recent Film Scoring (Drama)- excerpt from “The Magician’s Assistant”

Composer Reel- Film Scoring (Drama)


Ryan’s featured score for BRIC TV (Brooklyn’s television channel):

Ryan composed the score for the upcoming feature length documentary film “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” Here’s the official trailer featuring music Ryan wrote for the film:


“Ryan looked at our raw footage and instantly understood the emotional flow of the piece. He created a beautiful score that far surpassed my expectations, elevating the story into a visceral experience. I am forever grateful, not only for his beautiful work, but for his wonderful sense of collaboration and professional mentality. It has been a privilege to work with him.”  ~Danny Baldwin (Commercial Director)

“Ryan was phenomenal to work with. I worked with him on a short film I had directed called “The Magician’s Assistant.” We had an initial brainstorming/creative session discussing the film, my thoughts and wishes, and his input, bouncing back and forth ideas, really refreshing for someone to come to the table with a strong vision AND an open mind. He sent me a first draft of the music, and I was blown away. Not only did he capture every single thing we had discussed during the meeting, but he gave it life with his own creativity and soul. I’m very excited to follow up on the rest of Ryan’s career.” ~Thomas Mendolia (Filmmaker)

“I worked with Ryan Redebaugh on my newest feature documentary film, “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” The creative process of collaborating with him on the music score was fun and comfortable. He understood what I wanted quickly, and he was open to any changes. He provided constructive input along the way. Ryan is warm, caring, and supportive. I will use his talent again!” ~Dir. Sofia Wellman (Documentary Filmmaker)

“We screened a number of composers for our short film “then”, but there was something about the spirit of Ryan’s work that caught us from the getgo. Our expectations were high based on his score samples, even though we didn’t know exactly how to articulate what we wanted. He asked great questions in our initial spotting sessions that helped crystallize our thoughts and find a common language between us, which was really helpful. Ryan was quick and reliable, regularly giving us updates on what we could expect to see as the project moved along. He was open and collaborative, and responded quickly to our thoughts on revisions, as minor as they were.
Ryan’s work was pivotal in building the emotional weight we needed. In the end, he managed to catch something so simple, human and fragile in his score for “then”, now that it’s there, we can’t imagine the film without it. We’re really glad for having worked with Ryan, and plan on going straight to him as the composer for our next project.”
~Eric Reeve & Sonja Isabella (Filmmakers- Millennia Pictures)





Pictures from the studio:

Upcoming releases featuring Ryan’s music: