Dan Rys

Staff Writer

Dan Rys is a Billboard staff writer who has written for Rolling Stone, Vice and the Village Voice, and most recently worked as the Senior Editor of XXL Magazine. He probably likes funk music more than you do.

Chance The Rapper performs in Los Angeles

How Chance the Rapper Turned Down Leading Labels, Then Teamed With Apple Music

For Chance the Rapper, the journey from releasing his debut mixtape, 10 Day, to appearing on the cover of Billboard's New Pioneers issue as one of the music industry's most fearless and innovative disrupters took just over four years. Here’s the story, reported by Ben Austen, of how Chance and his manager, 26-year-old Pat Corcoran, began that process in a Chicago area Hooters back in April 2012, just as 10 Day dropped.
Chance The Rapper performs in Los Angeles

How Chance the Rapper Turned Down Leading Labels, Then Teamed With Apple Music

For Chance the Rapper, the journey from releasing his debut mixtape, 10 Day, to appearing on the cover of Billboard's New Pioneers issue as one of the music industry's most fearless and innovative disrupters took just over four years. Here’s the story, reported by Ben Austen, of how Chance and his manager, 26-year-old Pat Corcoran, began that process in a Chicago area Hooters back in April 2012, just as 10 Day dropped.
How Drake Conquered Streaming

How Drake Conquered Streaming

The Toronto MC has emerged as the leader of the new industry model, besting Bieber as Spotify’s most-played, thanks to an unusually engaged social audience and music that can cross just about any genre.
How Drake Conquered Streaming

How Drake Conquered Streaming

The Toronto MC has emerged as the leader of the new industry model, besting Bieber as Spotify’s most-played, thanks to an unusually engaged social audience and music that can cross just about any genre.

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