Ryan Petersen has often been called a unicorn. Not for his mythical powers per se, but for being one of the few people who was born and raised in Los Angeles. In his early days playing keyboards and drums in local bands, Ryan quickly became fascinated with the creation of music. What started as curiousity and an 8 track digital recorder in his parents guest bedroom, eventually led to him getting a job at the world famous Village Recording studios in Santa Monica, CA. It was here that he learned the craft of making records as he worked alongside the best engineers, producers, musicians, and artists in the industry.
Using what he learned at the Village, Ryan incorporated his record crafting skill set into writing and producing music and signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV music publishing. A grammy winner with multi-platinum credits, Ryan has worked with Switchfoot, Simple Plan, Jeff Trott, Michelle Branch, Avenged Sevenfold, and many others. He is currently based in Nashville, TN but continues to travel all over the world to collaborate with artists.