Ryan is co-founder and CEO of Marmoset, a boutique music house based in Portland that crafts original music for story-driven mediums such as film, advertising and television and curates a hand picked roster of indie artists for music licensing opportunities. An Oregon native, Ryan first tapped into his passion for music as a college radio DJ while studying at Southern Oregon University. Since then, he has produced and supervised music for a wide range of projects, including short films, Super Bowl commercials, global ad campaigns and video games. In addition with his work with Marmoset, he manages Timber Carnival Recordings, a Portland based independent record label.
A fiery advocate for artists, Ryan has given talks about the intersection of music and branding at CMJ Music Festival in New York City, SXSW in Austin, and IdeaMensch, and led a panel at the 2013 TechFest NW in Portland, part of MusicFest NW. He was recently named to Portland Business Journal’s 2014 40 Under 40.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMtHood, where x=independently organized TED event.
At our TEDxMtHood event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Visit TED.com to learn more.