Red Carpet Interview
2010 Recipient – 3rd annual Phoenix Awards – 20th Annual LA Music Awards
2010 Producers Choice Award – Record Producer of the Year – 20th Annual LA Music Awards
What do Megadeth, Jay-Z, Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, Gladys Knight, Tonic, NOFX, Lagwagon, No Use For a Name, Good Riddance, Pulley, Cheap Trick, Lita Ford, Authority Zero, Strung Out, Patty La Belle, Dishwalla, Sick of it all, Tower of Power and many more have in common? They have all worked with producer/mixer Ryan Greene.
Greene began his musical career as a drummer in local L.A. bands, turning to live engineering at age 15. Four years later he was the youngest engineer at MCA Music Publishing Studio, working with such notable songwriters and producers as Glen Ballard, Diane Warren and Desmond Child. Ryan later moved on to the position of Chief Engineer at EMI Music Publishing. In 1997, he started Motor Studios in San Francisco with Fat Wreck Chords owner Fat Mike. Ryan produced numerous punk and rock bands making him extremely instrumental in coining the successful sound of 1990s skate punk.
In 2005, Ryan packed up and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, to work on the debut album for F5, featuring Megadeth bassist, Dave Ellefson. In August of that same year, he co-founded Crush Recording, a state-of-the-art recording facility. Following Crush Ryan them teamed up with songwriter/touring musician, John Fielding, to form Area 52 Entertainment, a production company focusing on producing/engineering/mixing and writing for bands, artists, video games, commercials and movies. Embracing the Music/Gaming connection, Ryan has engineered and mixed 9 songs for the video game “Guitar Hero 3″, and many more for downloadable content, 40 songs for “Rock Revolution”, and produced/engineered and mixed for the video game “Rock Band”.