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Lebanon, PA, United States

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Past articles by Ryan:

The Best Record Shops in Brooklyn

Whether it's rare treasures or the hottest new releases you're after, Brooklyn has the vinyl you're looking for. → Read More

China Is Censoring Hip Hop On Television and Streaming Sites

The nation's communist party is determined to rid its culture of hip hop's 'low-taste content.' → Read More

Billboard's New Chart Rules Are Out to Ruin Hip Hop's Ascent

If Billboard's Hot 100 chart looks a little whiter this year than it did in 2017, don't be too surprised. → Read More

The World's 10 Most Popular Cities in Music

London might be the current live music capital of the world, but music's muse goes to another city. → Read More

Vinyl Sales Hit Another Record in 2017 Thanks to The Beatles and Marvel

Even though vinyl sales reached new heights in 2017, only one album released in 2017 cracked the year's top 10 bestsellers. → Read More

The Greatest Disney Animated Soundtracks of All Time, Ranked

From Peter Pan to Frozen to Beauty and the Beast, here are the 33 best animated Disney scores created since the late 1930s. → Read More

The Extreme, and Sometimes Deadly, Pressures of Being a K-Pop Star

A suicide note written by K-pop star Jonghyun calls out the negative effects of the Korean entertainment industry: 'Why did I choose this life?' → Read More

The 15 Best Albums of 2017

From industry veterans who continue to improve with time to a plethora of remarkable debuts, here are the best records of the year. → Read More

Spotify's Most-Streamed Artist, Song, Album of 2017 All Belong to One Musician

Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Drake, Dua Lipa, and 'Despacito' dominated Spotify's year-end streaming lists. → Read More

Science Says You Should Listen to This Music While Tripping on Mushrooms

Your magic mushrooms playlist needs less Pink Floyd, and more Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven. → Read More

10 (More) Rising Artists You Need to Know in New York City

From a 70-year-old subway busker finally receiving his big break to a duo cranking out relationship soundtracks like a Model T engine. → Read More

Best Christmas Songs You Haven't Heard from Around the World

From K-pop to salsa music, these Christmas carols just might give your holiday playlist the shake up it needs. → Read More

From Sugar to Shawty: The Evolution of U.S. Pop Lyrics

Are there noticeable variations in language that help explain why our musical consumptions tend to occupy a limited timeline? → Read More

Concert Ticket Prices Vary Across the U.S. Based on Your City

If you're looking for a cheaper ticket, don't go to a concert in Las Vegas or Los Angeles, go to Buffalo or New Orleans. → Read More

Best Songs of the Month

While September was a month for remixes, October saw a surge in exceptional indie releases. → Read More

25 Famous Songs You Never Knew Were Covers

Not only did Cyndi Lauper not write "Girls Just Want To Have Fun," but the original was written by a man. → Read More

11 Covers That Redefine Iconic Songs From Around the World

From Mexico and Switzerland to Estonia and Algeria, these cover songs reimagine and redefine hits across decades in different languages. → Read More

The Pregame: ALA.NI Revives the Elegant Jazz of Billie Holiday

Watch singer ALA.NI teach us how to stay drunk on rum all day, discuss her debut album, and improvise a song a cappella based on hilarious TV quotes. → Read More

Listen to the First Song Off the 'Stranger Things' Season 2 Soundtrack

S U R V I V E's Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein prove that the second 'Stranger Things' score will be just as haunting with 'Walkin' In Hawkins.' → Read More

This Harry Potter Soundtrack Vinyl Box Set is the Ultimate Christmas Gift

If you are a vinyl buff and a Harry Potter nerd, you are about to get a very wand-erful surprise this holiday season. → Read More