Faculty

Richard Wolf

Adjunct Professor

  • Program:
    Music Industry
  • Division:
    Contemporary Music


Biography

Richard “Wolfie” Wolf is an Emmy Award winning composer and multi-Platinum RIAA awarded record producer. He is founder and CEO of the independent production, publishing and licensing company, The Producers Lab, Inc. which provides music to hundreds of multimedia productions including some of the most popular television programs and films worldwide.

Wolf began his career as a recording artist while still in college and released two albums on Capitol Records with the band Crimson Tide. He worked as a staff songwriter for Warner/Chappell Music where he worked on film productions for Madonna, Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM Pictures. As a songwriter, producer and remixer Wolf worked on some of the seminal projects that were the first to fuse Hip-Hop with R&B on recordings with Prince, Bell Biv Devoe, Coolio, Seal, & MC Lyte. His production and songwriting also appeared on the first Acid Jazz collection The Rebirth Of The Cool Vol.1 (Island Records). Wolf has also produced projects with Fergie, New Edition, Southside Johnny and the Barrio Boyzz.

Wolf is a prolific television music composer and producer for thousands of television episodes. His original scores for the Warner Brothers Animated program “Static Shock” garnered two Emmy nominations and one Emmy Award. He’s composed themes for Fox Sports, themes and underscore for twenty seasons of “America’s Next Top Model”, and his compositions have been consistently featured for eight seasons of “NCIS”- the No.1 Television Program worldwide. Wolf also regularly contributes music for “NCIS:LA,” “Shameless”, “The Good Wife”, Discovery Networks and CBS Sports programming.

Wolf’s film music credits can be found in dozens of top grossing films including: Madonna’s “Who’s That Girl,” “Karate Kid II,” “Three Kings,” “ Back To School”, “Scooby-Doo & The Cyber Chase”, Madonna’s “Material Girls” and “Robocop”.

Since 1998, Richard “Wolfie” Wolf’s production company,The Producers Lab, Inc. has been creating and licensing music for films, television programs, trailers, promos and other media for clients that include Lionsgate Films, Warner Bros. Pictures, Sony Pictures Television, ABC Networks, Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema, NBC/Universal Studios, Fox Studios, and CBS Networks.

Since 2009 Wolf has served on the Board of Directors of the I Have A Dream Foundation, LA which supports education in the most undeserved neighborhoods of Los Angeles.


Awards and Honors

  • 2003 – Daytime Emmy Nomination – Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition and Direction
  • 2004 – Daytime Emmy Award – Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition and Direction
  • RIAA Certified Triple Platinum Award- “Poison” – Bell Biv Devoe, MCA Records/UMG.
  • RIAA Certified Platinum Award- “Ralph Tresvant”- Ralph Tresvant, MCA Records/UMG.
  • RIAA Certified Platinum Award- “Dondequiera Que Estes- Barrio Boyzz- EMI Latin
  • RIAA Certified Gold Award- “WBBD Bootcity”- Bell Bive Devoe, MCA Records/UMG.
  • RIAA Certified Gold Award- “Hootie Mack”- Bell Bive Devoe, MCA Records,UMG.