Ernie Rivas

Real Name:
Ernesto Rivas
Profile:
Musician, Producer, Educator, and Entrepreneur, Ernesto Rivas has been influencing lives through music for over 20 years as a multi-talented performer, songwriter, studio and live engineer, and music instructor. Based out of North Carolina, Ernesto has vast performance experience working with numerous musicians and performance groups over the years, performing throughout the greater Southeastern United States, and as far west as Colorado.



A multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger, Ernesto has been featured on a number of recordings, from his self-released EP under the alias The Audio Transport Agency, Home is Never The Home (2006), to performance tracks on releases with Blackpoint’s Let Us Make A Scene (2012), and The Several Devils Chicken Fried Voodoo (2016). Ernesto has interned with multi-award winning engineers Glenn Tabor and Wade Starnes, and guest producer Mark Endert (Madonna, Maroon 5, Fiona Apple), including engineering credit for Chynna Phillips (Wilson Phillips) release, Chynna and Vaughan’s One Reason. Ernesto’s music and composition have been used for promotional video on Film House Inc.’s demo series Pride In Service for the Armed Forces Radio and Television Services.



Ernesto received a B.S. in Music Industry Studies from Appalachian State University in 2009, and an M.M. in Music Business and Entertainment Industry from the University of Miami in 2017. Rivas has studied under Serona Elton, Rey Sanchez, John Redmond, and Gary Alan Wood of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music; Dr. Larry Arnold, Jazz studies at UNC Pembroke; Dr. Douglas James and Andy Page at Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music; as well as performed with both UNC Pembroke and App State Jazz ensembles, receiving an award for outstanding musicianship at the University of Northern Colorado at Greely’s International Jazz Festival in 2005. Other university performance groups include UNCP Pep Band, App State Guitar Orchestra, and Methodist University Vocal and Improvisation Scholarship programs. Ernesto is a member of ASCAP, NSAI, and the Audio Engineering Society. Mr. Rivas is currently an independent music instructor at Cape Fear Music Center in Fayetteville, NC, and at Carolina Performing Arts Studio in Cameron, NC.
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Artist

Vocals

001 Ernie Rivas - Home Is Never The Home album art The Audio Transport Agency Transcontinental and 3 more… The Audio Transport Agency - Home Is Never The Home(CD, EP) dishBoy Records 001 USA, Canada & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
001 Ernie Rivas - Let Us Make A Scene album art Blackpoint See These Bones and 1 more… Blackpoint - Let Us Make A Scene(CD, Album, Comp, Ltd) Blackpoint 001 US 2012 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

001 Ernie Rivas - Home Is Never The Home album art The Audio Transport Agency Transcontinental and 3 more… The Audio Transport Agency - Home Is Never The Home(CD, EP) dishBoy Records 001 USA, Canada & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
001 Ernie Rivas - Let Us Make A Scene album art Blackpoint See These Bones and 3 more… Blackpoint - Let Us Make A Scene(CD, Album, Comp, Ltd) Blackpoint 001 US 2012 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

001 Ernie Rivas - Home Is Never The Home album art The Audio Transport Agency Transcontinental and 3 more… The Audio Transport Agency - Home Is Never The Home(CD, EP) dishBoy Records 001 USA, Canada & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
RMG-001 Ernie Rivas - Parade of Fools album art Buster Jangle Parade of Fools Buster Jangle - Parade of Fools(File, WAV, Single) Rivas Music Group Records RMG-001 US 2020

Production

RMG-001 Ernie Rivas - Parade of Fools album art Buster Jangle Parade of Fools Buster Jangle - Parade of Fools(File, WAV, Single) Rivas Music Group Records RMG-001 US 2020

Technical

MSL09CDSCRPT Ernie Rivas - Scriptunes Volume Five album art Various Various - Scriptunes Volume Five(CD) Upward (2) MSL09CDSCRPT US 2009 Sell This Version
02341-0146-2 Ernie Rivas - One Reason album art Chynna* & Vaughan* Chynna* & Vaughan* - One Reason(CD, Album) Reunion Records 02341-0146-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
RMG-001 Ernie Rivas - Parade of Fools album art Buster Jangle Parade of Fools Buster Jangle - Parade of Fools(File, WAV, Single) Rivas Music Group Records RMG-001 US 2020