ABOUT

 

MY NAME IS RYAN.

I’m an ascending writer, editor and digital creative.

I was born and raised in the mountains of Colorado, where I played outdoors and read a lot of Steinbeck. After working and living abroad for 2.5 years in my adoptive home of Copenhagen, Denmark (where I met my wife, Linda) I spent a year living in New York City before most recently relocating to sunny Los Angeles.

I’m a lifelong music obsessive, with a deep knowledge of genres and history, and a record collection to back it up. I’m an intense perfectionist when it comes to my craft and an easygoing lush in my personal life. My passions are doing good work, seeing the world, connecting with people and learning every day. 

What do I do?

Present:

I’m currently a freelance copywriter specializing in tech and media companies. In addition to working as a hired gun for individual projects, I’m on contract with TuneIn — an audio app that brings together music, live sports, news and podcasts in one place. On top of writing and editing copy for all verticals (music, sports, news, editorial) at TuneIn, I use my musical expertise to program select music stations and assist in the production of original content.

I’m also Editor-in-Chief of Mini Music Critic, an Instagram-based blog specializing in bite-sized reviews of new and classic records. In less than a year MMC has gained 5,000 organic followers and continues to grow.

Past:

I’m a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I concurrently earned two degrees: a B.S. in News-Editorial Journalism and a B.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography. I also earned certificates in International Media and Digital Media, and was an investigative reporter for the CU News Corps.

I’ve worked for a diverse selection of publications, including The Daily Camera (newspaper), BACKPACKER (magazine) and Elephant Journal (website).

In 2014 I was hired by a European music streaming service called WiMP to help develop and launch a new global rival to Spotify, which was ultimately called TIDAL. Six months after launch we caught the attention of Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter, who acquired and relaunched the company in Spring 2015.

In my tenure, I was involved in every function of TIDAL's culture and content team including: release programming, writing, editing, design, playlist curation, artist & label relations, UI/UX and web development, internal branding and coordinating an international team of editors. I also worked with some of the biggest artists on the planet on some of the most important albums of the day, including Beyoncé’s Lemonade, Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo and JAY-Z’s 4:44.

Future:

I want to do good work, conquer new challenges, see the world and leave a positive impact in my wake.