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In 2009 the Austin Convention and Visitor's Bureau commissioned an Austin theme song to be written. I wrote the song that ended up winning and is now the "Official Theme Song of Austin."

"Nobody Ever Wants to Leave" by Ryan Harkrider

Read story on KXAN.

You can listen below.


In 2009, Gatti's Pizza commissioned a nation wide jingle contest to decide the new jingle.  I wrote a jingle and won the contest.  You can hear the spot any time you hear a Gatti's ad on radio or tv.   

Watch about the contest. 

Watch the Finale or listen below.




 A dear friend of mine, hired me to write the music and lyrics for a short film of his that went on to win Best Short Film at the International Family Film Festival in 2010.  

"Harmony Town" written and directed by Ryan Parma.  

Music by Kyle Robertson,  Words and Music by Ryan Harkrider. 

atch on YouTube.