This audio program is a recording of NARIP’s Advertising Music Supervisor Pitch Session with Droga5’S Ryan Barkan.
You will hear his reactions and live feedback to cues and song snippets. This is invaluable to understand his needs, interests and preferences, and you will hear exactly what he is looking for now and for ongoing projects, and the types of artists he chooses to work with and how he develops a relationship with them. You will also hear his submission preferences, what works and what doesn’t, and most important, WHY.
NARIP PROGRAM NUMBER: P439
PROGRAM DATE: April 13, 2017
PROGRAM TIME: 3 hours, 49 minutes, 23 seconds (3:49:23)
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Ryan Barkan grew up in Virginia, the youngest of 4 boys, in a house filled with music, sports, dogs, cats and a family business to keep everyone busy. On July 9, 1992, Ryan attended his first-ever concert (The Connells) and knew that music was his calling. While attending Virginia Tech, Ryan was a College Marketing Representative with Virgin Records — some releases he supported include N.E.R.D, Smashing Pumpkins and Gorillaz. He has also worked at Blockbuster Music as well as interned at four radio stations. In 2004, Ryan moved to NYC to take a job at EMI Music Publishing, followed by a seven-year run at independent music publisher/management firm Primary Wave Music, where he rose to the level of Partner/Executive Creative Director of Licensing. Primary Wave’s catalogs and artists included Kurt Cobain/Nirvana, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Daniel Johnston, Hall & Oates, Reggie Watts and CeeLo Green, among others. Ryan then moved to Warner Bros. Records, where he held the title of Vice President, Creative Licensing for Ads and worked on releases from the Black Keys, Damon Albarn, Tom Petty, Kimbra and Royal Blood, to name a few. Ryan has brokered partnerships between Wieden+Kennedy and cult-musician Daniel Johnston, as well as between the Martin Agency and Def Leppard. He has licensed music to numerous brands, including Apple, Activision, Sony, Google, Nike, ESPN, GMC, Buick, Toyota, Nissan, Southwest Airlines, J.C. Penney, Chase, Burger King, Axe, Mary Kay and Pizza Hut. Ryan is an avid live-music photographer and shoots mostly on assignment for BrooklynVegan.com. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, daughter, Sunny, and a Cavalier King Charles named Taco.