Dan’s Tunes was founded in September 2017 by Dannie Ray.

After growing up in Detroit suburbs and graduating from the University of Michigan in 2016, Ray moved to Seattle in April 2017. Discouraged about not being able to find a job, she founded Dan’s Tunes as a music review blog while working as a temp worker as an outlet for her creativity.

Still unable to find a writing gig months later, Ray decided to create her own. In April 2018, she expanded Dan’s Tunes to include artist interviews and profiles.

Currently based in Seattle, Ray’s ultimate goal is to make Dan’s Tunes a nation-wide, reputable source for music journalism.