Alright, real talk: You're probably reading this because I pitched you, so now we're doing the thing where I pour a drink and you spend a few moments deciding if you feel good about editing my work in the imminent future. Or perhaps we crossed paths online or IRL and somehow I convinced you to give my work at least a passing glance. Maybe you're simply being polite because I asked you to give me a look and (undoubtedly) you are a good person. You are, and that stands regardless of whether this is love.

You're still here. Legit. Onward then:

Clips: Here are a handful of album reviews, profiles, Q and As, and other bits of music criticism I've written on behalf of The AtlanticInterviewPasteMAGNET, and the Nashville Scene. My work has also appeared at Consequence of Sound and Relevant.

NYU: On top of freelancing, I'm pursing an M.A. in Journalism at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Institute. I'm a member of the Magazine Writing cohort and enjoy the challenge of reporting stories outside music, though that form will always be home. I can take up to three internships for credit, so, you know, holler. Together we can make the world a better place.

Priors: Before the move to New York I served as Interactive Project Strategist for Vanderbilt University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions. This is likely only relevant to you if I'm being considered for a role requiring CMS, HTML, or social media experience — I garnered this and much more during two intense but lovely years running OUA's digital endeavors from a strange castle-like building at the South end of Alumni Lawn. 

Ancillary: I moved to New York from Nashville, where I lived for the better part of fourteen years. Prior to that I grew up skateboarding and playing caustic hardcore amid the Sprinnnnggg Breaaaakers of Panama City Beach, FL. Now I make music of a lighter sort and DJ on occasion.       

Lord you are kind to make it this far. Thanks again.


© Ryan Scott Burleson