RICH GOLDMAN // President
Rich Goldman, Riptide Music’s president and founder, is a lifelong musician who has amassed a broad range of industry credits as a composer, producer, sound designer, and recording studio operator.
With his wife Ellie, he started a rehearsal studio in Cincinnati and grew it into the legendary Fifth Floor Studios, one of the major centers for recording in the Midwest.
At Fifth Floor, Rich engineered albums for clients including Bootsy Collins and the Ohio Players and collected gold records for his studio’s work with Sheila E, Zapp and Midnight Star. At the same time he became an in-demand commercial composer and producer with offices in Cincinnati, Chicago and Miami, with credits including Sprite, Chiquita, McDonalds, MCA Records, and Sony Computer Entertainment, among others.
About Riptide Rich says, “This is a very exciting place to come to each day. We’ve found a place in the music business where we’re achieving real growth and are constantly working on top-level projects. Mostly, I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work with our amazing writers and artists and the relentlessly passionate staff here at Riptide. Sounds a little biased, but that’s just the way it is.”
Rich is a frequent speaker at various music events including ASCAP: I Create Music, Billboard Film & TV Conference, Game Developers Conference, British Sync Mission, Durango Song Expo and co-organized
and moderated the MIDEM “Sync” panels from 2009 through 2011.
Rich is a member of The Recording Academy, The California Copyright Conference and AIMP.
On special occasions he performs with The Goldman Family Band that includes his wife Ellie,
daughter Jess and son Scott.