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Ryan is a multi-hyphenate digital creative/creator and the founder of downinthepit. You can reach him at [email protected] #catchyouinthepit

Stories By Ryan J

  • Discover

    Astronaut Husband Takes You to New Worlds

    By January 7, 2019

    Music has the ability to take you to a whole new world. Some do it through fancy, layered electronic beats or absurd, complex lyrics. However, sometimes it is the stripped back music ...

  • Artist to Watch

    ATW: Welshly Arms

    By January 5, 2019

    Welshly Arms is an American blues rock band out of Cleveland, Ohio, where they produce, write, and record all of their own music. Their name comes from a Saturday Night Live sketch. You ...

  • Review

    My 2018 Top Albums

    By December 31, 2018

    It’s that time again. 2018 is wrapping up and we’re all reflecting on the bests and worsts of the last 365 days. As I reflect on my last turn of the earth, ...

  • Release

    Twin Shadow Drops “Broken Horses”

    By December 28, 2018

    Twin Shadow has dropped a four-track EP consisting of remixes and instrumental versions of his new single, “Broken Horses.” With the Santo Domingo and Port Antonio Edits, Twin Shadow has given us ...

  • News

    iHeartMedia and Clear Channel are Getting a Divorce

    By December 26, 2018

    iHeartMedia is back on the up-and-up after filing for Chapter 11 protection in March. When the company emerges from bankruptcy next year, Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc. will split from iHeart, each becoming ...

  • News

    The Independent Tag: An Open Letter

    By November 29, 2018

    Explicit music is always labeled, no matter where you stream it from. Why aren’t independent songs, albums, and artists highlighted in such a way? That’s the question behind Record Union’s lates push ...

  • Discover

    Michigander: The Voice of the Midwest

    By November 27, 2018

    As a native Ohioan with a family pride in Michigan, I naturally felt drawn to the music that I saw came from Michigander. This solo indie rock act stars Jason Singer at ...

  • News

    YouTube Paid The Music Industry $1.8B In Past Year

    By November 11, 2018

    From October 2017 to September 2018, YouTube has paid the music industry $1.8 Billion in advertising revenue. In total, the industry has seen over $6 Billion from YouTube ad revenue. The 2018 ...

  • News

    Idaho Rockfest Fails to Deliver

    By October 22, 2018

    Idaho rock fans expected to attend the first annual Idaho Rockfest on Aug. 24 and 25 only to see a notice of cancellation the day before. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Idaho Rockfest ...

  • News

    Independent Artists Can Now Upload Music to Spotify

    By September 24, 2018

    Spotify announced a new beta feature allowing independent artists to upload their music to Spotify, via a blog post on Thursday. Working with independent artists and labels including Noname, Michael Brun, VIAA, ...

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