Ryan Kinder


87 Reviews (82 Verified)
Ryan Kinder on SoundBetter

I'm a Nashville based singer/songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, mixer signed to BMG Nashville. I've had songs placed on major network television shows, sports broadcasts, popular brands and trailers. I have over 80 millions streams as a solo artist and outside cuts. Let's make some music!

I would love to help you make your song or project the best it can be! I've been working with other artists and on my own projects for well over 10 years and know that each song is special and it needs the time and dedication to make sure it's heart is brought out in the recording!

- Top-line/lyrics: Custom top-line tailored for your track.
- Demo singing: Song must be written, & my voice can only be used for pitching purposes / internal purposes.
- Production & Guitars: I can take your existing songs and add guitars or build something from scratch to suit your song.

Terms and Conditions:
- My name to remain Anonymous & not to be used on all Top-lines or demos.
- Stems for produced songs will be an extra charge.
- All DRY and FX stems will be sent once the balance is paid in full.
-Songwriting and Guitars: Two revisions allowed. A full or major revision rewrite will constitute a payment equal to the initial payment.
-Requested video sessions for production/guitar/mix work will be an added fee

- All jobs are completed within the order they are received.

- 50/50 Standard Publishing Split for all new top-lines
- Master / Artist royalty varies project to project, contact to discuss.
- Payment for all jobs are half up front, the rest when finished. Initial 50% is a non-refundable deposit.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.


  • English

87 Reviews - 10 Repeat Clients

Endorse Ryan Kinder
  1. Review by Anne Bennett

    Was struggling with lyrics for a song and Ryan came through in LESS than 24 hours with both incredible lyrics and a rough demo. Always love working with Ryan!!

  2. Review by Julian B.

    Once again Ryan killed it! Heβ€˜s an awesome songwriter and producer.

  3. Review by Anne Bennett

    Once again Ryan knocked this out of the park! Can't wait to work on the next one!!!

  4. Review by Simon
    by Simon

    Ryan always delivers. Great guy who does a wonderful job every time!

  5. Review by Julian Blau

    Awesome! Ryan is an unbelievably passionate songwriter and producer. It was easy to work with him and the product speaks for itself.

  6. Review by Nate G.

    Ryan is great to work with. He is a very talented musician and producer. I highly recommend him. The process was easy. Look forward to working with him in the future. Top notch

  7. Review by Kirby "Klutch" Banks

    Kinder / Klutch 2024 πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™‚οΈπŸ”₯πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ Making Music Great Again 🀣

    Love working with Ryan Kinder!

  8. Review by Trey W.

    Ryan is a great writer and musician and took my idea to the moon and back. I would definitely recommend him for literally anything.

  9. Review by Kirby "Klutch" Banks

    If you're gonna play in music, ya gotta have a Kinder in the band! 🎢πŸ”₯🎢 Excellent work, as always!

  10. Review by Jan D.
    by Jan D.

    Ryan was very patient and really brought out the essence of our song, Would highly recommend him for anyones next production!

  11. Review by Kirby "Klutch" Banks

    I don't know what more I can possibly say other than to say that Ryan Kinder is absolutely amazing! Trusting someone to help you bring your music to life can be difficult but Ryan makes it so easy!

  12. Review by Kirby B.

    Ryan Kinder is an extremely talented vocalist, mixer and track builder! I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking someone they can trust with their work!!

  13. Review by Anne Bennett

    Once again, Ryan nailed this project!!!!

  14. Review by Kirby B.

    Ryan Kinder is in a musical master class all his own! If I am over forced to grow up, I want to be Ryan Kinder when I grow up πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ

  15. Review by Simon
    by Simon

    Ryan is one of my favorite people on here. Always quality work!

  16. Review by Anne B.

    Ryan is PHENOMENAL!!! Totally turned my tiny song idea into a true work of art. The lyrics are exactly what I was looking for. I'm so excited to release this track and to work with him again!!!

  17. Review by Kirby B.

    When I grow up I wanna be Ryan Kinder 🀣 That dude is so incredibly talented! It's always a pleasure making music with him!

  18. Review by Kirby B.

    Ryan Kinder is a consummate professional and an exceptionally talented producer, mixer and vocalist! I highly recommend him to anyone looking to bring their music to life!

  19. Review by Simon
    by Simon

    Love working with Ryan. He's one of the best songwriters out there and always comes up with catchy melodies and beautiful lyrics!

  20. Review by Simon
    by Simon

    Ryan exceeded my expectations this time! I had just one small idea for the chorus and he smashed out a great song in record time! Such a great guy to work with. Always love working with Ryan!

Interview with Ryan Kinder

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: My last single, "Stay" I am especially proud of. I wrote, produced, sang and played guitar on the track and to see it from the inception all the way to having people sing it back to me at shows is an indescribable feeling!

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I am working on a full length album (in the studio that I do the SoundBetter work in) and recording/mixing/mastering songs for synch (film/television) that are being placed.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Brandon Ray

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: It depends on the gear, honestly. There is some digital gear that sounds GREAT but sometimes the real thing is the winner. If I had the option of having all the gear I have in analog form I would most likely lean that way. There is a sonic purity in the real deal that digital can't completely emulate.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: My promise is to deliver what they need to the best of my ability.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Seeing someone connect so deeply to something you have poured yourself into. It is the biggest thanks and appreciation someone can get as a musician. If something moves you, then its a job well done.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: "Can you get the guitar/vocal/track to sound like "x" My answer is I will do my absolute best to bring that feel to your track. If it's not there, then we will get it right!

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That it's all backstage parties, shows and crazy times. It is truly a lot of work to take a song from conception to the listeners ears and then the real hard work starts when you begin to tour. It is a ton of fun but it is not an easy gig.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What music inspires you? Thats a good judge of the creative direction I should lean towards.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Communication is key. If you have a vibe or style you're looking for let me know! The more you tell me the more I can get your project where you want it to be!

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Do we have electricity on this island?! I would take my first Stratocaster, my Martin D-28, an SM7, my apollo twin and my mac computer!

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I grew up playing in church. I began writing my own songs and playing out when I was 15. I began to play the bar scene as soon as I was able. I went to the University Of Alabama and continued playing with my band at bars, parties, clubs and weddings throughout college until April 27th, 2011 when the tornado devastated Tuscaloosa. I had been making weekly trips to Nashville to write for my last two years at college but the near death experience with the tornado made me realize life was too short and I moved to Nashville as soon as I could. I was signed a few years after I moved to Nashville and have been writing and performing ever since!

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Riff rock/country with sultry southern vocals.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Gary Clark Jr. He is as authentic as they come. There is such a raw realness to him that not many people have.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Don't fix it in post. Get it right before you move on!

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Country, rock, film/television.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Bringing something new and exciting to a track. I believe I can fill out vocals and make the guitar lines or rhythm guitar memorable.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: Distinct vocal tone (be it lead or harmonies), creative and great sounding guitar parts! I think I bring an authenticity to recordings. The singer/guitarist has to believe it or no one listening will!

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: I will listen and get to know the song very intently before I sing or play a note. I hate rushing things. It's gotta be right and rushed work isn't good work!

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Secluded upstairs room with a closet converted into a vocal booth/acoustic guitar setup! I work through an Apollo Twin into Logic Pro X.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr, Rob Thomas, Chris Stapleton inspire me musically. I love Jay Joyce, Jon Bellion, Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Timbaland, Jesse Frasure, and many more producers!

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: I do lead vocals, low/high harmonies, top-line lyric or melody on clients songs, record electric and acoustic

LIVVY-"Ain't No Sweat"

I was the Writer, Producer, Mix Engineer, Mastering Engineer in this production

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Terms Of Service

Name and likeness is to remain anonymous/not used on release. Agreed upon publishing. All final files will be delivered when the balance is paid in full - Turnaround is 3-4 days.

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  • Rob Thomas
  • John Mayer
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Gear Highlights
  • Apollo Twin
  • Neumann TLM 103
  • Shure SM7
  • Spirit Large Diaphragm Condenser
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Fender Telecaster
  • Gibson ES-355
  • Gibson SG
  • Martin OM-28V
  • Martin D28
  • Taylor 314ce
  • Gold Tone Resonator
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