BIO

RICK BALENTINE BIO

Rick is a multi-award-winning composer and instrumentalist who 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 transitioned to composing for film and television and has since composed for a host of shows including Ted Lasso, America’s Next Top Model, NCIS LA, The Valhalla Murders, 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, Showing Roots, 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.

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​TELEVISION

  • NCISLA

  • America's Next Top Model

  • The Real Housewives of Dallas

  • Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

  • The Valhalla Murders

  • Dancing With The Stars

  • Player Gets Played Oxygen Network

  • Дом фарфора (Russian TV)

  • Street Art Throwdown

  • Bring It!

  • America's Next Top Model

  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

  • Better Homes and Gardens

  • RuPaul's Drag Race

  • Disney Junior Best Friends

  • True Justice (6 episodes)

  • Holey Moley

  • Growing Up Hip Hop

  • Bachelor in Paradise

  • Family by the Ton

  • Married at First Sight Australia

  • Instant Hotel

  • Hodges Half Dozen

  • Deadly Sins

  • My Kitchen Rules

  • MythBuster: The Search

  • Absolutely India

  • Drunk History: Australia

  • Marriage Rescue

  • Smashdown!

  • Sweet Home Sextuplets

  • House Rules

  • Bondi Rescue

  • My Big Fat Fabulous Life

  • Made In Britain

  • Tonightly with Tom Ballard

  • Brain Buzz

  • RUN DMC “Walk This Way”

  • Who Did I Marry?

  • HomeTeam

  • Wynonna Judd Show

  • Great Romances

  • Kings of New York

FILM

  • The Pride

  • Haunted House

  • Leprechaun's Revenge

  • Dragon Eyes

  • Never Back Down 2

  • The Messenger

  • Red Clover

  • Stash House

  • Showing Roots

  • In The Lines Of My Hands

  • Dark Circles

  • Puddin

  • The Wrong Lane

COMMERCIALS

  • 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