For this month’s Meet The Team we head up to New York City to talk with newly minted Director of Licensing, Ryan Johnson. Ryan is well-traveled and has actually lived in the United States’ three biggest cities. We sat down with Ryan and had ourselves a good chat.
What are your top 3 favorite Warner/Chappell Production Music tracks?
I love the Lessons in Breakbeat 3 album from Pedigree Cuts, especially “Rise Up” and “For The Moment,” both are pretty dope hip-hop beats. They remind me of why I fell in love with the genre. I definitely love “Polka-Dot-Pajamas” from Piano For Film. If I had a sitcom about my life in NYC that would be the theme music, haha. It reminds me of Moonlighting for some reason.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I love working creatively with clients and helping them find the best music that will enhance their productions.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Even though I’m from North Carolina, I have to say my favorite vacation spot is Wilmington, N.C. Lots of sun, beer, seafood, beach, golf and most importantly, laughter.
What is your favorite album of all time? You can only choose one.
I knew you were going to ask this question, so I came prepared! My favorite album of all time is In Search Of by N.E.R.D. This album changed everything for me in my life. It came along at the perfect moment and was unlike anything else I had ever heard.