Rick is a multi-award-winning composer and instrumentalist has spent the last 30 years creating rich, heart pounding, warm and inspiring scores for a variety of genres. Directors, producers, editors and music supervisors have high accolades for his work, as well as his drive for excellence no matter the size of the projects. His passion for detail can be felt in every note and advances the narrative in a compelling way.


He knew his calling was in the musical arts at an early age. He attended and graduated with honors from the Yamaha School of Music. Soon, Rick became an accomplished pianist, keyboardist and electric/acoustic bassist. By the age of 19, he produced his first album, and by 23, his success and growing reputation as a studio musician and producer allowed him to open his first recording studio - a haven for local artists for songwriting, composing and record production. Rick also landed album production credits with R&B artists, “The Dramatics,” Lenny Williams and “The Temptations.”


Rick has written composed and arranged scores, opens, bumpers, and music libraries for a host of shows including America’s Next Top Model, NCIS LA, Dancing With The Stars, The Real Housewives of Dallas, The Bachelorette, and Black Ink Crew: Chicago, as well as feature films True Justice, Dragon Eyes, Never Back Down 2, Red Clover and the Indie film In The Lines of My Hands with Dennis Hopper.


As the former owner of Score LA music production facility located in Los Angeles, and now Rick Balentine Music, a full service 5.1 music production facility in Charlotte North Carolina, Rick Balentine‘s successful music career now spans 30 years. Rick is a Co-Founder and Producer with Temple Gate Films Production Company, a multi-genre film and television company with several projects in pre-production.

  • The Pride - Composer

  • NCISLA - Contributing Composer

  • America's Next Top Model - Contributing Composer

  • Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - Contributing Composer

  • Player Gets Played Oxygen Network  - Theme Composer

  • Дом фарфора (Russian TV) - Contributing Composer

  • Street Art Throwdown - Oxygen Network Theme Composer

  • Bring It! - Contributing Composer

  • America's Next Top Model - The CW Contributing Composer

  • Disney Junior Best Friends - Contributing Composer

  • True Justice (6 episodes) - Steven Seagal Steamroller Productions Theme Composer 

  • Haunted House - Marlon Wayans Open Road Films Source Composer 

  • Leprechaun's Revenge - Source Composer

  • Dragon Eyes - Jean Claude VanDamme After Dark Films Source Composer 

  • Never Back Down 2 - Sony Entertainment Source Composer 

  • Red Clover - Syfy Network Source Composer 

  • Stash House - Warner Bros. Source Composer 

  • In The Lines Of My Hands - Dennis Hopper Untitled LLC Composer 

  • Kings of New York - Composer 

  • Dark Circles - Contributing Composer

  • RUN DMC “Walk This Way”   - Ovation Composer 

  • Who Did I Marry? - Dan Garcia Films Composer 

  • HomeTeam -  WGN, NBC   Composer 

  • Wynonna Judd Show - WE Television Composer 

  • Great Romances - WE Television Composer 

  • Chevy “Zoo” Untitled LLC

  • Chase Bank “Hibachi” McGarry Bowen

  • Slim Jim “Fire” Untitled, LLC Composer 

  • Smokey The Bear “Diner” AD Council Spot Composer 

  • Austin Powers “Goldmember” Super Bowl spot/Trailer Sound Design 

  • Ice Ace Trailer New Wave Media Composer 

  • Inside Sessions “Pierre” Inside Sessions Composer 

  • AeroMexico “Aliens”   Untitled, LLC Composer 

  • Chevy “Fanatic” Untitled, LLC Composer 

  • JC Penny “After School” DDB, Chicago Composer 

  • Miller Beer “Storm” Untitled, LLC Composer 

  • GMC “Trees”   DDB, Chicago Composer 

  • NASCAR “Charades” Untitled, LLC Composer 

  • Coke “Matt” Untitled, LLC Composer