From his first music lessons at the age of four, to his studying music performance at Old Dominion University and music business at UCLA, to his recent releases - Everlasting & Selected Works - composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Farish has clearly been making a musical splash.
Ryan Farish first launched his artist career, back in 2000 on the former mp3.com. Ryan almost instantly became one of the most popular and downloaded artists in the history of the mp3.com era. Having received over 1.8 million downloads from his website on mp3.com, Ryan Farish (at age 28) ranked as one of the most popular artists of all time on the legendary mp3.com. Many of his tracks held the coveted #1 spot for months at a time, over 38 different times reaching #1 for their genre, and his cds sold to almost every corner of the earth.
Ryan Farish's music has been featured on The Weather Channel's "Local on the 8's", which led to TWC commissioning an original score/theme for their primetime TV show "Storm Stories". Ryan has also been honored to have his music featured as part of the "Freedom Towers" documentary.
Beautiful, Ryan's national debut album (EMI), reached #10 on Billboard's Top New Age Chart, was ranked #1 on Music Choice's Soundscapes, and garnered widespread critical acclaim. Reviewer/columnist/author Britt Gillette writes "Unlike many first albums, Beautiful should be more aptly labeled a "greatest hits" release because every track from one to fourteen is a masterpiece of sound and production. If you enjoy Vangelis, Yanni, Enya, or the Electronic / New Age genres in general, you will be floored by Ryan Farish's Beautiful, for Beautiful is truly perfect..."
Ryan's sophmore effort "From The Sky" hit #3 on Billboard's Top New Age Chart just five weeks after its release, was chosen as the discovery download of the week on Apple's iTunes, and subsequently became the second most downloaded Jazz album on iTunes for two consecutive weeks.
As an artist/composer/producer, Ryan has seen his music licensed to countless companies and production houses across the globe, including IBM, SONY, Columbia Tri-Star Pictures, COX Communications, IQ Television Group, Lifetime Network, Red Cross, Freedom Stone (Innovative Stone), and The Weather Channel. Ryan's music has touched the lives of thousands and entered the homes of millions.
Ryan's third national release recently hit stores everywhere on August 8, 2006, and is titled 'Everlasting". "Everlasting" has been feautured on the listening wall diplay and end caps of over 400 Barnes and Noble stores (Sept 2006) ,as well as listening stations in select Tower Records stores, such as the infamous flagship Tower store, Sunset Strip, CA.
Ryan cites Moby, Robert Miles and BT as inspirations for Everlasting. But like all talented artists, Ryan has his own instantly identifiable musical sensibility. It's a sound millions of listeners love.