Dan Rys

News Director

Dan Rys is the news director at Billboard, 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.

Spotify

Spotify's Strategic Offensive Hits Three Fronts

The streaming giant is now fighting on three fronts: in India; the Washington, D.C., Copyright Royalty Board; and Brussels' antitrust system. Whatever happens, it could lose the PR war.
Four Takeaways From the RIAA's 2018 Year-End Report

Four Takeaways From the RIAA's 2018 Year-End Report

If three makes a trend, the music industry is in full-on rebound mode. In 2018, for the third straight year, recorded-music revenue grew by double-digit percentages in the United States, according to the RIAA, up 12 percent to $9.8 billion.

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