Rick Beato Wiki, Biography, Age, Spouse, Height, Net Worth, Fast Facts

Richard John Beato (born April 24, 1962) is an American YouTube personality, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer and educator. Since the early 1980s, he has worked variously as a musician, songwriter, audio engineer, and record producer, and has lectured on music at several universities. Based in Black Dog Sound Studios in Stone Mountain, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, he has produced for and worked with bands such as Needtobreathe, Parmalee, and Shinedown. He is now known for his YouTube channel, Everything Music, on which he not only covers different aspects of rock, jazz, and popular music, but also interviews well-known musicians and producers.

Early life and education

Beato was born into a large family in Fairport, New York, a suburb 9 miles (14 km) east of Rochester. After graduating from Fairport High School in 1980, he studied at Ithaca College, obtaining a bachelor of arts degree in music. He earned a master’s degree in jazz studies from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1987.

Beato has been a session musician, university lecturer, songwriter, studio engineer, mixer, and record producer. He has lectured at several universities, including the University of Alabama and Berklee College of Music.


Beato owns Black Dog Sound Studios in Stone Mountain, Georgia, and he began recording bands there in 1995. He ran the record label 10 Star Records with business partner Johnny Diamond.

Writing credit

“Carolina”, which he co-wrote with Parmalee in 2007, reached number one on Billboards Country Airplay chart on December 20, 2013, and has sold a million copies.

Signature guitar

In 2021, Gibson previewed a Rick Beato signature Gibson Les Paul Special Double Cut. The guitar is offered in a special TV Blue Mist finish with P-90 pickups and Beato’s signature on the truss rod cover. This model is one of Gibson’s few signature guitar models not associated with an artist or associated with a particular act.

Other contributions

YouTube career

A YouTube video of his eldest child, Dylan, who has perfect pitch and is able to identify individual notes within complex chords after just one hearing, received three million views, causing Beato to decide to parlay this social-media fame into a full-fledged YouTube channel. As of October 2022, the YouTube channel has 3.2 million subscribers.

Beato’s channel is under his own name, although he introduces every video with the title “Everything Music”. One series in the channel is called What Makes This Song Great?, in which Beato deconstructs and discusses the elements of popular songs. The videos in the series regularly get over one million views.

In one video, Beato enlists the help of Bon Jovi guitarist Phil X and virtuoso guitarist Eric Johnson to reinterpret the guitar solo on Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”. Beato and Phil X play the guitar solo in the styles of Peter Frampton and Eddie Van Halen, respectively, while Johnson plays it in his own style.

Several of Beato’s YouTube videos, including those about Radiohead and Fleetwood Mac, were issued take-down notices because of copyright claims. In July 2020, Beato testified about his experiences on YouTube before a United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary reviewing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and considering limitations and exceptions such as fair use.

Beato has been satirized by fellow YouTuber Pat Finnerty, most especially by his What Makes This Song Stink series of videos.


  • The Beato Book – A Creative Approach to Improvisation for Guitar and Other Instruments.

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Net Worth


The Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.)$80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.)$4 million- $6 million USD

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