Ryan Waczek, a music producer, composer, and songwriter native to San Diego established Lion Bold in 2016. Founding a music startup in the 21st century is no small undertaking. With the emergence of the internet, file-sharing, and digital media—all of it utterly destroying the practices of the old music industry—Lion Bold is striving to carve a new model for success in music. It is Lion Bold's position that artists fail to make a living because they excel at the artistry but struggle at the entrepreneurship and Ryan, through his company, aims to be the cure for this conflict.

Studying music at Cal Poly, Ryan became an expert in several aspects of the industry including music production, audio engineering, songwriting, and orchestration. In addition to the formal university training and professional internships with record producers and recording studios, Ryan attributes a significant amount of his knowledge and rapid proficiency to educational resources on the internet through YouTube and industry-specific internet training websites. Along with his amazing partners, Alessandra Shanus and Travis Carver, their combined industry experience contributes to what Lion Bold provides today:

  • A Recording Studio and Music Production house
  • Artist Development for musicians (in person and through their YouTube channel)
  • Music for Film and Television
  • Video Production

In just a little over a year, Lion Bold has signed two artists, released over 20 songs, and is starting production on its second feature film soundtrack all while being accessible to fans and fellow musicians around the world who are hungry to be involved in the music industry.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create positive, powerful, and professional media that is competitive with today's entertainment industry. We strive to create art that moves our fans—that is unforgettable. Our goal is to reach people's hearts and minds, and to positively impact society.