Rich Goldman, President, Riptide Music Group

Rich Goldman is President of RipTide Music Group, a leading music synchronization, publishing and administration company in Los Angeles. He is also President of Pacifica Music, a modern genre production music library. He’s is a lifelong musician who has amassed a broad range of industry credits as a producer, composer, sound designer, and recording studio operator.


RipTide Music’s credits range from the commercials for “iPhone6s”, “Apple MacBook Pro” “Google Chromecast” “, “Chase Bank” and “Pepsi”, movie trailers of ”John Wick 2”, “Insidious 4”, “Dr. Strange”, “GET OUT!”; TV shows “”, “Ballers”, “Empire”,”Grown-ish” and “The Flash”.


With his wife Ellie, Rich 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, Prince, Midnight Star and Zapp.


Rich has been a speaker at various music events including ASCAP: I Create Music, Billboard Film & TV Conference, Production Music Association, British Sync Mission, Durango Song Expo, Hawaii Songwriting Festival, and co-organized and moderated the MIDEM “Sync” panels from 2009 through 2015.