Award Winning Music Producer that takes pride in sound quality and Dynamic range. Worked at World class Mastering studio Oasis Mastering for 10 years under Eddy Schreyer and Gene Grimaldi.

A Seattle native, who spent most of his childhood in Montana, has swept through the world of music with a vengeance. Riley Urick is one of Pop and R&B’s hottest rising producers and engineers. Urick has made an impact on the Billboard, Radio and Records (R&R), and ASCAP charts over the past 10 years.
Just a small town boy, at the age of 14 discovered his love of music. Migrating to Los Angeles, CA, to pursue his dreams, Urick, enrolled in LA Recording School, where he graduated at top of his class, and began his music career alongside Grammy award-winning engineer, Eddy Schreyer at Oasis Mastering. During his time at Oasis, Urick worked on projects for Akon, Jason Derulo, Lady Gaga, The Offspring, System Of A Down, Miles Davis, High School Musical, and more.
Urick’s entrepreneurial spirit motivated him to build his own company called Checkmate Global. The production company served as a one-stop-shop for creative sounds. Urick, also produced tracks independently for legendary television producer, Kurt Farquhar and secured more than 200 song placements on major network shows including Empire, Real Husbands of Hollywood, Khloe & Kourtney Take Miami, and many more.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Riley Urick:

  • Maya Angelou
  • Maya Angelou
  • Maya Angelou
  • Maya Angelou
  • Maya Angelou
  • Maya Angelou
  • Bo Benton
  • The Elms
  • The Elms
  • Asia
  • Os Paralamas do Sucesso

Gear highlights

  • Pro Tools
  • Logic
  • Nueman u87
  • 1176

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

I allow a reasonable amount of revisions, The goal is to make it sound great. Turn around time is very quick. Addition costs can be discussed on phone.

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Interview with Riley Urick

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I won an ASCAP award for best Original Music in a TV Series with a song that i did with Kelly roland and Ruben Studdard for Real Husbands of Hollywood.
What are you working on at the moment?
Paulina Rubio, Empire (Tv Series), John Legend etc...
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Tempo Stokes
Analog or digital and why?
Digital because you can create a analogue sound with digital
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will deliver
What do you like most about your job?
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Customer: You got some bangers? Me: Yes!!!
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Producers aren't beat makers, Producers finish an entire production all the way to mastering.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
How big is the session? What Genre is your Music? What vibe are you trying to create?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Be Prepared and Give me as much information about the project as possible
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Mac Laptop, Mbox, Nueman u87, Ns-10s, Guitar
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Music is and always will be my passion and career
How would you describe your style?
Dynamic, Sonically thought out fusion music
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
One Republic because they give you the ability to create something Huge and thats what I like to do most.
Can you share one music production tip?
Never Use Stock Sounds, Create your own sounds or collect libraries from other producers
What type of music do you usually work on?
Popular Music, It can be any genre as long is it appeals to a mass audience
What's your strongest skill?
Producing and Mixing
What do you bring to a song?
I give songs full use of their Dynamic Range.
What's your typical work process?
There is no typical work process in my book
Tell us about your studio setup.
Control 24 Desk with Pro Tools and Logic, Good sized production room with Isolation booth
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Dr Luke, Timbaland, Dave Pensado, Eddy Schreyer, Bob Marley
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Produce and Mix