Ryan Shore

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Ryan Shore
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Background information
Born (1974-12-29) December 29, 1974 (age 41)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation(s) composer, songwriter, conductor, music producer
Website ryanshore.com

Ryan Shore is a composer and songwriter for film, television, records, games, and theater.[1] He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music[2] and is the nephew of composer Howard Shore.[3]

Music career[edit]

Shore was named Assistant Music Director and Contributing Composer / Arranger / Orchestrator for the 2015 Academy Awards,[4] where he worked with artists Lady Gaga, John Legend, Adam Levine, Anna Kendrick, Common, Tim McGraw, Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jennifer Hudson.[1] Shore returned for the 2016 Academy Awards to work on the music for Lady Gaga's performance.[5]

Shore has scored over 30 feature films including R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls (Emmy Award nomination, Outstanding Music Direction and Composition),[6] The Shrine (Grammy Award nomination, Best Score),[7] Prime (Universal) starring Meryl Streep, Harvard Man (Lions Gate), The Girl Next Door (Anchor Bay), Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery (Warner Bros), Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon (Warner Bros)[8] Stan Helsing (Anchor Bay), Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (Lions Gate), and Numb (Sony). He also composed on-camera music for Fur, starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey, Jr., and was seen in the film performing his original music.[9]

His television credits includes both score and songs for Disney’s animated series Penn Zero: Part Time Hero,[10] songs for Sesame Street (PBS)[11] , and music for P.O.V. (Emmy Award nomination)[12] and The X Factor (FOX).[4] He scored the video game Spy Hunter (Warner Bros),[13] and he created many of the original full orchestral arrangements and orchestrations for Jackie Evancho’s Heavenly Christmas (Sony) album, which reached #1 on the US Billboard Classical Albums chart.[1]

Shore's Broadway and theater credits include orchestrations and arrangements for Broadway concerts starring Tony Award winners Sutton Foster, Idina Menzel, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth, Heather Headley, and Faith Prince, as well as music directing the Los Angeles production of Heathers: The Musical, directed by Andy Fickman.[14][15][16]

Shore plays saxophone and has performed with artists including John Williams, Matchbox Twenty, Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, Dave Koz, Arturo Sandoval, Gerry Mulligan, Ana Gasteyer, Mark Ballas, and Clark Terry.[1]

Shore is a Yamaha Artist.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Ryan is a certified private pilot.[17]


Emmy Awards[edit]

Year Event Award Title Result
2016 Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction and Composition R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls Nominated
2013 Emmy Awards Outstanding Promotional Announcement P.O.V. Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Event Award Title Result
2012 Grammy Awards Best Score Soundtrack The Shrine Nominated

[12] [18] [19]


Title Label
Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon Lakeshore Records
Spy Hunter WaterTower Music
The Shrine Screamworks
Prime Varese Sarabande
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer: Special Surround Edition MovieScore Media
Offspring Ryan Shore Records
Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher and Other Short Film Scores by Ryan Shore MovieScore Media
Numb/Kettle of Fish/Coney Island Baby MovieScore Media
Confession La-La Land Records
Shadows MovieScore Media
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer MovieScore Media
Rising Stars Doberman Entertainment
The Girl Next Door Film Music Downloads
Headspace Film Music Downloads
Vulgar OCF Records

[20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26]


  1. ^ a b c d e http://www.yamaha.com/artists/ryanshore.html
  2. ^ Small, Mark (Spring 2012). "Looking for Challenges". Berklee College of Music. 
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003972/bio
  4. ^ a b http://www.ascap.com/eventsawards/events/sundance/2016/composers/ryan-shore.aspx
  5. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/video-oscars-2015-lady-gaga-777021
  6. ^ Frederick, Brittany (April 28, 2016). "Interview: Emmy Award-nominated composer Ryan Shore". 
  7. ^ "Ryan Shore Receives a Grammy Award Nomination for Best Score Soundtrack for The Shrine". ascap.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  8. ^ "Gangway! Get Ready for Ryan Shore's Score to 'Scooby Doo! And WWE: Curse Of the Speed Demon'! Watch the Animated Hijinks on Digital August 9". filmmusicdaily.com. 
  9. ^ http://www.incitemgmt.com/ryan-shore
  10. ^ "Ryan Shore to Score Disney Television Animation's 'Penn Zero: Part Time Hero'". filmmusicreporter.com. Retrieved 2014-09-06. 
  11. ^ Leo, Jon. "Sound Byte: Meet the Composer - Ryan Shore". gamespot.com. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  12. ^ a b "POV Films Nominated for 9 News & Documentary Emmy Awards". pbs.org. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  13. ^ Reese, Emily. "Spy Hunter Gets New Soundtrack by Ryan Shore". classicalmpr.org. Retrieved 2012-10-19. 
  14. ^ http://www.ibdb.com/broadway-production/funny-girl-13408
  15. ^ Snetiker, Marc (August 29, 2013). "Heathers the Musical, Based on the '80s Movie, Set for World Premiere in Los Angeles". Broadway.com. 
  16. ^ Ehren, Christine (May 23, 2000). "Film and Broadway Stars to Shine at "First Your Dream" Benefit June 12". Playbill.com. 
  17. ^ http://www.incitemgmt.com/ryan-shore/
  18. ^ http://www.ascap.com/playback/2012/02/radar-report/ryanshore.aspx
  19. ^ http://www.ascap.com/playback/2016/03/action/2016-daytime-emmy-noms.aspx
  20. ^ http://www.filmmusicdaily.com/?s=ryan+shore
  21. ^ http://moviescoremedia.com/?s=ryan+shore&searchsubmit=Search
  22. ^ http://www.watertower-music.com/releases/release.php?title=spyhunter
  23. ^ http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/artist/Ryan+Shore/a/albums.htm
  24. ^ http://www.varesesarabande.com/products/prime
  25. ^ http://www.lalalandrecords.com/Site/Confession.html
  26. ^ http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ryanshore6

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