Rick Barclay established Barclasion Music in 2000 and has been producing a variety of projects since it's conception ten years ago. Prior to starting his own company, Rick was a staff composer/musician for 7 years with advertising agency, Ackerman McQueen.
Recent highlights include a track being placed in the film "Medium Raw", music for MTVs "Sweet 16", AND radio play for tracks produced for and co-written with Kids Praise and Worship artist Debbie Paulsen.
Barclasion Music is owned and operated by Producer/Musician Rick Barclay.
With credits and awards in many different music areas, Rick has made music his profession for over 20 years.
His first professional gig came as a senior in High School and since then he has never stopped.
Upon receiving a Bachelors degree in Music Education in 1988, Rick taught part-time at Rose State Junior College in Oklahoma City as an adjunct Music Professor, teaching Top 40 Music Classes, Country Music Ensemble and private music lessons.
In 1990 He played drums on RCA recording artists, PC Quest, debut album and later toured with them as their drummer.
The group charted No. 41 on the pop charts with "After the Summer's Gone" and opened for such acts as Wilson Philips, TLC and Donny Osmond.
In 1992 Rick took on the position of staff composer/musician at Ackerman McQueen, a major advertising agency in the Mid-West.
In the seven years that he worked at the agency, Rick composed countless pieces for TV and radio commercials, audiovisual presentations, jingles and a one-hour documentary on the state of Oklahoma called "Oklahoma".
The documentary was shown not only state wide in Oklahoma, but it also aired on TNN and The History Channel.
Clients that Rick composed for included Six Flags Amusement Parks, Thrifty Car Rental, The NRA, Pizza Hut and Oklahoma Tourism.
Awards that were won during his tenure included several Addy awards, which are Oklahoma Advertising awards and the Brass Ring Award, which is the highest achievement in amusement park advertising awards.
2000 - 2009
The turn of the new Millennium brought on new and exciting challenges in Rick's professional career.
Not only did he uproot from Oklahoma City where he had lived all of his life to the sunshine state of Florida, but established a new music production and publishing company.
As President of Syntax Enterprises, LLC., which represents Barclasion Music Productions, Barclasion Music Publishing, and RCB Music Library, Rick has embraced new and exciting challenges.
Within Barclasion Music Productions, Rick is responsible for producing, arranging, playing and engineering on tracks for artist's album projects, songwriter's song demos, post score music for commercials, and jingles.
All of Rick's songwriting responsibilities are handled through the publishing end of the company.
Highlights during this decade included having music placed in TV shows such as "America's Most Wanted", "Dateline NBC", MTVs "Sweet 16". Writing music for use by Microsoft and "Ripley's Believe It or Not - House of Wax Museums". Track placements in the films "Medium Raw" and "The Prankster" and seven albums produced for local Tampa artists. Signed contracts to provide music for four different libraries that provide music for all forms of media placement. A thrill of a lifetime came in 2008 when Rick was hired to play with 60s Icons, 'The Shirells" for a benifit show. Little to his knowing until rehearsal time he would also be backing up one of "Herman's Hermits" on the billing as well.
At this time Rick is currently pursuing more TV and film opportunites which has always been a goal set long ago. It didn't really seem possible until 2009 when things started coming together. Music is Rick's passion and it translates in the work that his hands have had a part in creating.