What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Television, Web, Multimedia, Songs, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
TV Score All Styles
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
Los Angeles, Ca
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Ron Wasserman started playing piano at age 3, writing songs at age 4, and had his first published work, "Ronnie's Song", at 5 1/2, so it's fair to say that playing and writing music is pretty much all he's ever done - or wanted to do.
After a childhood blissfully filled with music, Ron entered the real world of the music business in the mid 80's. He was in several Los Angeles bands that "almost" got major label deals, but his first break came in the late 80's when he became MD for E.G. Daily on A&M records. The job lasted three whole months until Daily "departed" from the label - ah, show biz! Shortly after his adventure with A&M, Wasserman went to Saban Entertainment to engineer "for the day", and ended up staying for 6 1/2 years. The position gave him the opportunity to compose music for some of Saban's smaller shows, and in 1992, he was handed a new show called "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers". Wasserman wrote the now famous main title theme "Go Go Power Rangers", as well as the heavy metal score for the show. He also wrote and sang 26 songs for the series, while also writing for Saban's other shows, Sweet Valley High, VR Troopers, X-Men, Dragon Ball-Z and several others.
Ron left Saban in late 1995 to focus his efforts on his band "Fisher", and to collaborate on 2 solo records with Jon Anderson of YES fame. It was also during this time that he composed music for numerous game projects (Two Monty Python titles, Ace Ventura main title themes for DIC Entertainment) with famed "Pink Floyd" producer, Bob Ezrin.
In 1998 Ron’s pet project, “Fisher”, got it's first big break on the soundtrack CD for the movie "Great Expectations”, which lead to Lilith Fair performances and a greatly increased fan base. To create a bigger buzz, Fisher released their indie CD, "One", in 1998, and uploaded many of the new songs on the internet at the very beginning of the MP3 craze. Fisher hit #1 on numerous website charts and was being downloaded over 18,000 times a day. All of a sudden CNN, CNBC, Time Magazine and many other media outlets had feature stories on the band, which caught the attention of Doug Morris at Universal Music Group. On Christmas Eve 1999 at 10pm in the evening, Fisher inked their first record deal. Although the band opted out of their deal after realizing they were happier running their own show, they have released 4 CDs and have had a very successful career licensing tracks for commercials, films and television. Currently, they've had a string of charting dance tracks with Paul Van Dyk, George Acosta, Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta and several others.
Outside of “Fisher”, Ron has also been the primary composer for DIC Entertainment, and continues to compose for Disney, Hum, Emoto, Rock Band Network, Cookie Jar, Spike, SpongeBob, SuperNanny, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, America's Next Top Model and many others. Commercials include, Hyundai, Chrysler, Mercury, Nike, Raleys, Daisy Sour Cream, BMW, GM, Walmart, Home Depot, Bob Evans, K-Mart, Sheraton, St. Ives, Toyota, Buick, Mattel, McDonalds Time Warner and others.