Richard “Wolfie” Wolf is an Emmy Award winning composer, multi-Platinum RIAA awarded record producer, author and podcast host. 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. His book In Tune: Music As The Bridge To Mindfulness is acclaimed as an innovative guide to contemplative practices for musicians.
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 collectionThe Rebirth Of The Cool Vol.1 (Island Records). Wolf has also worked on projects with Freddie Mercury, Fergie, New Edition, Southside Johnny and Barrio Boyzz.
Wolf is also a prolific television music songwriter and producer for visual media. His original scores for the Warner Brothers Animated program “Static Shock” garnered two Emmy nominations and one Emmy Award. His work has appeared in hundreds of television episodes and films, including "Big Bang Theory", "Nashville", "Oprah", "Criminal Minds", CBS Sports, and twelve seasons of “NCIS”—the No.1 Television Program worldwide.
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.
Wolf is on the faculty of The University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music where he teaches classes on music in media and culture, and "Music & Mindfulness" which explores the special relationship between musical practice and mindfulness practice.
His podcast, Wolf In Tune, explores this important connection between music and mindfulness - through interviews with musicians, music executives, and meditation experts.
Since 2009 Wolf has served on the Board of Directors of the I Have A Dream Foundation, LA which supports education in the most underserved neighborhoods of Los Angeles.
Dave Pensado and Super Producer Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Snoop Dogg, P!nk) discuss their studio work with Richard Wolf on Pensado's Place.