Rich Goldman, creative director and founder of RipTide Music, is a music producer with broad experience as a musician, studio operator and sound designer for records, TV, theatrical trailers, computers, games, commercials, network promotions and sonic branding. His credits range from commercials for McDonalds and Sprite, the movie trailers of "Terminator 3", "Solaris" and "BMW Films", video games Mission Impossible and Legion/The Legend of Excalibur and sonic branding for Infogrames, Intel and MSN. Rich has earned several Gold Records and is a Board Member of G.A.N.G. (The Game Audio Network Guild); an industry organization dedicated to the advancement of interactive audio and is also a member of NARAS.
Bob Kaminsky, partner and Executive Vice President of RipTide Music, is a producer/ director/ writer of network and cable prime-time specials with credits that include the GRAMMY Awards, The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and N'SYNC Live at The Superdome. His many other credits include The Montreal International Comedy Festival and Farm Aid. Bob produced the Grammy nominated albums: Bette Midler: "Mud Will Be Flung Tonight and Into Some Of Your Favorite Faces." and Bob Newhart: "Off The Record".
He is a former A&R director for A&M Records and produced the legendary King Biscuit Flower Hour and Silver Eagle Cross-Country Music Show radio series. He was a founding member and Sr. VP. Programming and Production for Intertainer, a Culver City based VOD program supplier, and served as the E.VP. Content Solutions for the marketing and communications firm Pittard Sullivan.
Ellie Goldman is originally from Cincinnati where she and Rich successfully ran the legendary 5th Floor Recording. Ellie is an accomplished musician and singer. They have been partners in business for over 20 years and she is a founder of the company. Although music is her first passion she runs the business, finance and human resources departments at Riptide.
Dan Silver, Director of Studio Operations and in house composer, specializes in audio creation and production with digital and analog tools. Since Dan has joined the RipTide family he has earned credits such as: "Barbershop II" Trailer, "T3" Trialer, "T3" Game Sound Design and Audio Production, "Walking Tall" Trailer, "Saved" Trailer, "Man On Fire" Trailer, "Sex & The City," "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" Trailer, "Freddy vs. Jason" Trailer, "Shaolin Soccer" Trailer, "Timline" Trailer, Audio Post Production for The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Sound Design and Production for MSN 8 & 8.5, and a prefered composer for Sony Playstation Underground Magazine. A passion for music has drawn Dan to RipTide Music to help expand the technical and creative vision of the company.
Emily Weber joined RipTide Music in August of 2003. Her knowledge of music and incredible source of contacts within the musician's community nationwide has made her a great asset to the RipTide Staff. She earned a B.A. in Contemporary Writing & Production from Berklee College of Music in 1997 and is an active studio musician/live performer in the Los Angeles area as a tenor saxophonist and electric bassist. Additionally, she has over 5 years experience in the TV/Film Industry in business/legal affairs, production, composing, and/or music supervision.