ABOUT RJW CONSULTING

With over 35 years of best-in-class music publishing and production music experience, RJW Consulting is committed to serving the music publishing and production music communities. RJW is helmed by Randy Wachtler, founder of 615 Music, former President & CEO Warner/Chappell Production Music, co-founder of the Production Music Association, Chair of the Mark Awards, and Emmy and Clio award-winning composer.

About randy WACHTLER

Founder, RJW Music Consulting /Entrepreneur/Music Publisher/Producer/Musician/Composer

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  Founder of 615 Music Companies, a leading worldwide independent production music company, active in more than 70 countries.  615 Music has earned more than 70 awards for excellence in music composition including two National EMMY'S.  615 Music is recognized as a Leader in the field of Sonic Branding & Production Music Libraries. The company was acquired by the Warner Music Group in 2010 and is now part of Warner/Chappell Production Music, where Wachtler served as President and CEO. 


Wachtler also co-founded the Production Music Association (PMA) based in Los Angeles, CA and most recently the past Chairman and current board member of that group. Current board member of AIMP-Nashville and has served on the boards of Leadership Music and National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Current President of RJW Music & Consulting. 

Professional Experience

  RJW 

Music & 

Consulting 

2017-present


President & CEO 

of Warner/Chappell 

Production Music. 

2013-2017




Adjunct Professor in the Recording Industry Management 

program (RIM) at MTSU. 

(film & TV music licensing and 

Production Music) 

Murfreesboro, TN 

2013


Executive Vice President 

Warner/Chappell 

Production Music 

2010-2012

President & CEO (Founder)

615 Music Companies 

1984-2010


Board member, Co-Founder 

& Past Chairman 

PMA (Production Music Association) 

Los Angeles, CA 

1997-present 

National & International Awards

  Winner, 2009-2010 Daytime EMMY Award

Outstanding Original Song, Composer & Lyricist. “Your day is Today” NBC Today Show

Winner, 2002 PROMAX Silver Muse Award

Music Composer/arranger  “Five Star” Beijing, China

Winner, 1995 News & Documentary EMMY Award

Outstanding Achievement in a Craft: Music. A & E’s “Biography”

  Winner, 2002 PROMAX Gold Muse Award

Music composer/arranger “Pop Channel” HGTV

Winner, 1998 MOBIUS Award

Outstanding original song. “Save me Sunday” Animal Planet

  Winner, 1990 CLIO award

Outstanding Original Music w/Lyrics. Dominos Pizza “3030” featuring Take 6

  Winner, 1990 BPME Gold Medallion

Outstanding Original Song “We Play the Lakers” KCAL-TV

Regional Awards

 Winner, 2007 EMMY

“Wake up” Fox 9 KMSP-TV


Winner, 2003 PROMAX Gold Muse Award

Music composer/arranger for “Power of 5” KTLA-TV 

Los Angeles, CA


Winner, 2003 EMMY Award

Music Composer/arranger Award “Seize the Day” WSMV-TV


Winner, 2002 EMMY Award

Music Composer/arranger Award “Straight From The Heart” Post Score WBIR-TV


Winner, 2000 EMMY Award

Music Composer/arranger “Jousters” History Channel


Winner, 2000 EMMY Award

Music Composer/arranger “I did it” HGTV 


Winner, 1999 EMMY Award

Music Composer/arranger “I’m all Vol” WVOL-TV


Winner, 1998 BPME Gold Medallion 

Music Composer/arranger “Weathermantics” KGO-TV 

San Francisco, CA

Winner, 1998 EMMY Award

Music Composer/arranger “History Undercover” History Channel


Winner, 1998 EMMY Award

Music Composer/arranger “Straight from The Heart” song WBIR-TV


Winner, 1997 MTSU Outstanding Alumni Award RIM

Winner, 1996 PROMAX Muse Award

Music Composer/arranger “We won’t forget” KFOR-TV


Winner, 1996 EMMY Award

Music Composer/arranger “Montage” 


Winner, 1995 EMMY Award

Music Composer/arranger “You Make Me Smile” Regis & Kathy Lee


Winner, 1995 EMMY Award

Music Composer/arranger “Circle of Friends” KGO-TV 

San Francisco, CA 


Winner, 1995 EMMY Award

Music Composer/arranger “We Got the Games” KCAL-TV 

Los Angeles, CA

Winner, 1994 NAF Diamond ADDY Award

“2 on Your Side” WKRN-TV featuring “Ladysmith Black Mambazo”


Winner, 1994 BMPE Gold Medallion

Outstanding Original Song “Two On Your Side” WKRN-TV featuring “Ladysmith Black Mambazo


Winner, 1993 EMMY Award-Mid South 

Music Composer/arranger “Circle of Friends” KGO-TV 

San Francisco, CA


Winner, 1992 EMMY Award

Music Composer/arranger “Comedy On Five” WTVF-TV


Winner, 1988 EMMY Award

Music Composer/arranger “We’re 4 the Family” WSMV-TV


Winner, 1987 EMMY Award

Music Composer/arranger “Something’s Happening Here” WKRN-TV


**numerous awards from 

2010-2017 under Wachtler Leadership at W/CPM

Professional Affiliations

Leadership Music Board member  

2008-2012


PMA

Co-Founder, Past Chairman and board member 

1997-present


AIMP Nashville Chapter

Board Member  

2012-2016


NARAS Nashville Chapter

Board Member  

2007-2010


PROMAX 

Board Member    

1994-1999


NATAS Mid-South Region

Board member  

1995-2000


Other 

NAF (Nashville advertising Federation), 

AF of M, AFTRA.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  PROMAX Conference 

(numerous film & TV chairs/moderator) featuring the following recording artists: Peter Frampton, Alan Parsons, America, Christopher Cross, David Pack (Ambrosia), Felix Cavaliere (Rascals), Michael McDonald.


GRAMMY In the Schools, NAB Station Summit, 

featured speaker at the Full Sail University, Belmont’s Curb School of Music, MTSU, PROMAX & BPME conventions.


Leadership Music 

Studio Audio Day taught film & TV production Music session. 2010-present


Television & Radio

Randy has appeared on numerous TV & Radio interviews.


Mark Awards Chair at PMC, 

Los Angeles 

2016 - present


PMC (Production Music Conference) speaker 

2016


AIMP-Nashville Chapter Board and speaker 

2013

Selected Publications

SHOOT

Tennessean

Hollywood Reporter

PROMAX Magazine

Markee

ASCAP Playback

Education

Bachelor of Science Degree

Major in Recording Industry Management-minor in Business Administration. 

1982 Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN


Full Sail Recording Workshop

Certificate of completion 1979

Orlando, FL