Ryan Courtney

Vocalist, Topline - Moody Vibe

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73 Reviews (69 Verified)
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I am an Alt/Pop artist living in Nashville TN. I've been in and out studios doing vocal work for over 15 years. I can bring the emotion your song needs. My songs and voice have appeared in various television shows on MTV, ABC, and UPtv. I'm looking to expand and work with more creative people like yourself. I can't wait to elevate your track!

My philosophy is that you can be a great technical singer, but without conviction, the right emotions won't shine through. I can offer you both. My influences range from Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, to Harry Nilsson. My voice often has been compared to the likes of Coldplay, Ryan Tedder, and Brandon Flowers (The Killers). I also have a deep appreciation for well produced, well written pop music.

I've been producing, audio engineering, and mixing for years. So I can get high quality vocal tracks/ stems to you in a timely manner.
All of the audio samples on this page were performed, recorded, and produced by me in my studio.

Looking forward to hearing about your vision. Hit the green button above and lets get to work.

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73 Reviews - 17 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jonathan D.
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    I have worked with many vocalist in the past, and I can truly say that Ryan is my favorite of ALL TIME!!! His voice is pure sweetness to my ears. He is a true professional that REALLY knows what he is doing, I wanted 100% and he ended up delivering 3000%.. It was a true pleasure to witness magic in the making. Thank you Ryan.. I will be hiring you VERY SOON!

  2. Review by Dustin S.
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    Ryan's uniquely soulful voice brought some real magic to our track. The melody choice, lyrics, singing were all just top-notch. I really couldn't imagine anyone else singing it. Ryan exceeded all expectations.

  3. Review by Andrew B.
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    After working with Ryan so many times you think I'd run out of great things to say about him. Always a pros-pro who nails the brief and just crushes everything he does. Whats really standing out to me even more this time is his ability to always be extremely thoughtful in how he approaches lyrics -- not just delivering cookie-cutter lyrics for the jobs. The best there is!

  4. Review by Brett S.
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    Another great collaboration with Ryan! I love what he brings to the table and does to bring my songs to the next level! He adds such much emotion AND pure talent to each project we work on together, while respecting my creative vision. I can't wait to work on the next one with him. HIGHLY recommended!

  5. Review by James P.
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    It is my pleasure to write a glowing review of Ryan. He is absolutely awesome. He is a professional who knows what he is doing. His work product/ deliverables are professional in every way. He delivered far beyond my expectations. He has excellent attention to detail and his communication is clear.

  6. Review by Wade R.
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    Ryan is very easy to work with and his voice is just amazing for the song. I gave him the rough topline for the song and he made it come alive. I can't thank him enough for how he finished this song as it was a special track to me. I hope to work with him again in the near future!

  7. Review by Enrique D.
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    Ryan's vocals and production is absolutely top. I am very happy to work with him.

  8. Review by Ted H.
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    Just finished up a project with Ryan and it was amazing. He really understands your project and puts his creative touch on it to really shine. Ryan also has a fantastic voice and his professionalism was top notch. Definitely recommend!

  9. Review by Razbora
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    Ryan is active and he wants to be helpful on project.
    I felt comfy to work with him!

  10. Review by Johan A.
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    Ryan did an excellent job with perfect results right away.
    He had a good sense of what was needed for the song and did even more than I asked for.
    Very professional to work with and the sound quality is excellent.
    Really hope I get to work with Ryan again.

  11. Review by Silas H.
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    crushed each and every one of my expectations and brought a whole new level of creativity to the table! such a unique voice and demonstrates professionalism at its greatest! would highly recommend!

  12. Review by Joel A.
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    Ryan is super talented. He'll soon be a very sought after vocalist/collaborator. Work with him while you can.

  13. Review by Brett S.
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    Ryan is an awesome talent and great guy. And so easy to work with! He completely "got" my song, intention and feel and brought it to the next level. I look forward to creating more music with him soon! 5 stars really isn't enough.

  14. Review by Brian H.
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    Thank you Ryan!! This is our second job for Ryan and both jobs we offered were alternative/innovative styles of music that would send most people running the opposite direction. Ryan once again nailed it but also added much more than what we asked for (in this industry LESS IS NOT MORE), giving us heaps of options to work with. We are looking forward to collaborating with your super talent again. =]

  15. Review by Trey P.
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    Ryan gave good feedback on my song -- and did everything asked of him!

  16. Review by Trey P.
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    One day turnaround and nailed it on the first take. Wonderful

  17. Review by Cosmin O.
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    Best emotional vocalist! Look no further! This is how I would describe Ryan Courtney, and this would be an understatement. He will go above and beyond to give your record the magic it needs! Highly recommended!

  18. Review by Christian E.
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    I reached out to Ryan because his profile said "moody vibe" and that is what I desperately need for this particular I was working on. I'm stunned at the result. His voice is amazing and his sense of dynamics is great. Most importantly it's all about the real emotions behind songs, and I feel like he latched on to what the lyric was about and brought it to life perfectly. That is what art is. Also worth noting - very pro, communicative and also did some nice editing pre-mixing.

  19. Review by Trey P.
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    Ryan went above and beyond to meet the expectations and did it quick. Everything you'd want

  20. Review by Sebastian J.
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    I was looking for a voice that would draw you into the song, because you feel that the singer can really understand what is being sung. With Ryan I have probably landed a lucky strike here, since in him an old soul seems to live, which is empathic enough to be able to transport also deeper emotions authentically. Apart from that Ryan is simply a full professional. The delivered vocals are of high quality, clear & fast communication & all time arrangements were kept. Absolutely recommendable!!!

  21. Review by Shadowrunner
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    The 4th and final track is complete for this job with Ryan, and I gotta say I’m sad that I’m gonna have to wait until the next record to work with him again. Getting those email notifications that he had sent me something meant that I was guaranteed chills down my spine! This album is infinitely better thanks to his amazing work!

  22. Review by Shadowrunner
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    Once again Ryan has completely blown my mind with his performance! This track is immediately a thousand times better now that he's touched it with his magic!!

  23. Review by Shadowrunner
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    Once again Ryan came through with an incredible performance for my track! A gem of a human and an unbelievable singer!

  24. Review by Shadowrunner
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    Ryan absolutely nailed the tone and vibe that I was looking for with this project with basically no direction given from me. He was able to read the intention of the piece flawlessly and delivered a towering emotional performance that exceeded my expectations. A true professional and a great guy! Don’t hesitate to work with this man!

  25. Review by Brett S.
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    Working with Ryan has been a pleasure--he is not only talented, sensitive & enthusiastic, but responsive and a true pro! He understood just what I was looking for in terms of tone and sonics and the end result was even more than I had hoped for. I will DEFINTELY work with him again soon. Thanks, Ryan!

  26. Review by Julian C.
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    Spectacular talent. I loved working with Ryan, he genuinely elevated my track to another level. Super responsive, dedicated, and overall an amazing experience getting to work with Ryan. For sure I will be coming back to him 100%.

  27. Review by Steve
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    Ryan is truly amazing. Despite an incredibly rushed turn around time and an underdeveloped MR, Ryan created an amazing song with full stacks and harmonies. Ryan has vocals reminiscent of radiohead and coldplay, and really delivered the emotions that we were looking for. GOAT

  28. Review by Andrew B.
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    Ryan keeps raising the bar every time we work together. He’s a true pros pro and one amazing collaborator. Every song we do pushes into new territory that I didn’t see coming. 11 out of 10 stars for him.

  29. Review by ITAY&AMIT
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    The quality is amazing I love his voice and the melody sounds great
    A really fast and quality service

  30. Review by Cosmin O.
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    Great work done by Ryan! He blessed the track with an outstanding performance and an exquisite sound!
    Thank you again! Highly recommended!

  31. Review by Abdul J.
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    Ryan always delivers amazing vocals to take a track to the next level. His unique performances adds a highly commercial feel. He is also very easy to work with, and always surprises me when giving free reign.

  32. Review by Junaid L.
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    Ryan is an amazing talent, but an even more amazing human being. This is my second project with Ryan and the man delivers. Do not hesitate to work with him.

  33. Review by Silver Street
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    Always enjoy working with Ryan. His songwriting, topline writing, and vocals take every production to the next level. Very professional and open to feedback and collaboration.

  34. Review by Andrew B.
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    Another amazing project with Ryan. Just when I think I'd run out of good things to say, he surprises me. I can always count on him thoughtfully nailing the brief but added his personality and finding a way to exceed creative expectations. Rich melodies and vocal layers and easy to mix/edit. Super professional in communication and track delivery. Can't wait for our next track to work on.

  35. Review by Paulo D.
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    222/5000
    It was great to work with Ryan, he realized exactly what the song needed, and he has immense talent, excellent voice with a lot of emotion. I am immensely satisfied with the final result.
    Highly recommend.

  36. Review by Enrique D.
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    Ryan is so good and talented. He brings professionalism and quality to a production. Will repeat.

  37. Review by shawn
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    Your project is safe in Ryan's hands. He delivers an amazing performance each time. Great Vocals, Harmonies and Communication. Ryan brings his all and will make your song better for it!

  38. Review by Matt G
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    Ryan always delivers as expected, great vocals, songwriting and vibe. Besides that he has also a great way to deal with the client with respect and kindness.

  39. Review by Silver Street
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    Ryan has become my go-to for emotional rock vocals and co-writing - his lyrical skills are excellent, and vocals are pitch-perfect.

  40. Review by Dozenz
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    Awesome vocals, fantastically collaborated, very creative and delivers on time. Can't go wrong with Ryan!

  41. Review by Isaac J.
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    Ryan has an incredible voice and is very professional. The whole experience exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend everyone to work with him.

  42. Review by shawn
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    Ryan is THE Top Shelf. He brings with him an incredible voice, and all the sonic tools you would want on your track. But even more important is he brings his heart, soul and amazing musicianship to the project. I was blown away by his performance. If you want your song to go to the next level Please Hire Ryan! 5 Star

  43. Review by Sebastian J.
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    Ryan has got a great character voice, technique and delivered fast and brilliant quality. Working with him was super pleasant, as he always took my feedback and ideas seriously, and implemented them in the best ways. I definitely recommend Ryan to everyone who is looking for great vocal work and songwriting.

  44. Review by Oliver V.
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    I absolutely enjoyed working with Ryan. Excellent communication, fast delivery and very reliable. Her understood precisely what I was looking for and the vocals delivered were so much more than I had expected/hoped for. It was a great collaborative effort, he is in it for the music, not just the money and you can tell. Looking forward to work with him soon again.

  45. Review by Enrique D.
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    I am very happy to have found Ryan, he is quick and very talented. He is also a very nice person to talk to. Patient and kind.

  46. Review by Enrique D.
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    Speedy and quality delivery. Will repeat.

  47. Review by Abdul J.
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    Ryan was incredibly professional and went above and beyond to deliver an outstanding project. I gave him the freedom to provide backing vocals in any style he saw fit and he delivered a performance which wouldn't sound out of place on a Grammy winning track. I had a feeling his vocals would make my project more commercial and it certainly did. My production team are over the moon with the end result.

  48. Review by Omondi N.
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    Working with Ryan is a stellar experience. His performance was so natural, with deep and powerful conviction. Amazingly fast yet complete, thorough and he succeeded in elevating my song to top shelf quality. Will love to work with Ryan again.

  49. Review by Matt G
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    Ryan is a really talented artist. He delivered what was wanted with outstanding quality. Great job!

  50. Review by Waters Rhone
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    I've written hundreds of songs over 40 years and Ryan Courtney is hands down the finest male vocalist I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Immensely gifted with a God-sent range from deep, almost gravely-sexy speech-level lows to wispy-teflon falsettos that never fail to bring chills.

    Combine this with a southern gentleman's willingness to work until he absolutely command YOUR melody while adding his own brilliant vocal stylings, Ryan is simple the best male singer on Soundbetter.

  51. Review by MESSY
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    Ryan did an amazing job on my background vocals! a true pro. He gave me many different options of harmonies and textures to give diversity to the sounds. I would definitely recommend him and work with him again!

  52. Review by Silver Street
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    I provided Ryan with an instrumental track and general idea of what I was looking for with respect to topline and lyrics. He came back with a fantastic melody, poignant lyrics and a perfect vocal performance in the timeline we agreed to.

  53. Review by Michael T
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    Ryan is a professional and very easy to work with. It took me quite a while to find such a smart singer. I will recommend him to other producers. Thank you Ryan!

  54. Review by Gary L.
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    Ryan delivered exactly what I was looking for: vocals with character, grit and emotion. He was easy to communicate with and professional in his delivery. Would definitely recommend.

  55. Review by Hamza T.
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    Not only does Ryan have an excellent voice, his delivery/formatting of the material is the most professional I've encountered. Ryan truly understands what a producer looks for in order to make the mixing process easier, and is highly receptive to the feedback in order to ensure that your vision is accomplished. Thank you, Ryan, for such a pleasant and professional interaction! I look forward to working with you again!

  56. Review by Waters Rhone
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    Ryan is certainly one of most gifted, talented and personable vocalists on this site! He delivers nothing but stunning vocal performances with his wide octave range and impeccable vocal phrasings.

    I cannot recommend Ryan Courtney enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hire him!!!!!

  57. Review by Andrew B.
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    I've worked with Ryan a handful of times now and always walk away more impressed than the last time. He's a pro's-pro in every aspect of his work. Stellar communication, nails the mood and performance of each song, brings his own creative point of view and unique style to each track and delivers the cleanest, best prepped tracks I've seen here. Highly recommend working with him across all project types if you want to elevate your music to something beyond your own expectations.

  58. Review by Ryan D.
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    Ryan is the man! Not only an unbelievable singer, but the nicest guy you'll meet. Such a talent, love working with him. Will be back again and again!

  59. Review by Spencer B.
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    Ryan has been absolutely amazing to work with! He put in so much additional effort beyond my expectations to make the track sound as good as possible.

    He helped me with not only the lead Vocals but also BGV's, extra vocal stacks, etc. and really made the song come to life.

    Ryan has a great vocal range and could hit the high notes perfectly, as well as including some really good harmonies. He asked exactly what I was looking for, and was fantastic to work with. Highly recommended.

  60. Review by Junaid L.
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    Ryan is an amazing artist and singer. Ryan gave my project the exact emotion and energy I was looking for. Very professional and willing to take the extra steps to bring your vision to reality. I will definitely be coming back to work with Ryan.

    Thanks so much,

    Junaid

  61. Review by Bruno Lewis
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    Great performer really got the vibe of the song. Highly recommended!

  62. Review by Brian H.
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    Ryan!! Super talent! We are from Australia and we gave Ryan a task n half with the vocals which he nailed. His knowledge, professionalism and background made Ryan so easy to work with ... so supportive, delivered so many extras and options in the sessions, he looked after us something which is so rare these days and finishing well before the deadline. .. Thank you Ryan .. If you are ever down under mate look us up as we would love to shout you a drink.

  63. Review by Andrew B.
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    Ryan is a gem! Very thorough in his communications, planning and expectation setting. Sonically he nailed the tone, mood, lyrics and execution way beyond what I thought he would deliver. An exceptional talent who is a dream to work with. Highly highly recommend.

  64. Review by FADEOUT
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    Ryan is an incredible singer artist ! I got the best results I ever can imagine, thank you hope to work with you again.

  65. Review by Jonathan A.
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    Pro singer with great vision, communication, and talent. Hire Ryan for your next project!

  66. Review by Jeff M.
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    Excellent vocal range and dynamics! Looking forward to the next project!

  67. Review by Jeffrey S.
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    Ryan is a massive talent. If there were more stars I would give him all the extra ones. Do it!

  68. Review by Ryan D.
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    Incredible singer with an amazing tone, loved working with Ryan - Can't wait to work with him again! Can't recommend highly enough!!

  69. Review by Waters Rhone
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    Incredibly beautiful, thoughtful and dignified performance Ryan did on the song: "The Best I've Ever Been" I wrote my dying brother. Excellent and professional in every way! Can not recommend Ryan enough to anyone looking for a singer with a, in the words of one critic: "hauntingly mesmerizing voice"!! Will hire Ryan again!!!

  70. Review by Graham Bechler
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    Ryan is such a great guy to work with. His talent is undeniable and his voice has so much character and emotion. I've worked with him on multiple projects and his level of artistry has been top notch every time. He's very easy going and a great energy for any project!

  71. Review by Michael McQuaid
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    Ryan has a killer voice. One of the hardest working guys in Nashville. He will put his own signature sound on your song, while still leaving it commercially viable. I highly recommend working with him on your next track!

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    Ryan has an amazing voice and is a real pro in the studio. I hired him to help sing and topline on two songs and his voice set the tone for the project. Hire this guy!

  73. Review by Ry Cox
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    Ryan produced, mixed and sang BGVs/harmonies on a track for me and did an amazing job.

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