“Artists are always making the future. Drawing blueprints and maps of what could be. And also recording history. Pop and rock musicians, hip-hop artists: they are telling stories that might not otherwise get recorded.” Beverly Bryan writes about music scenes across the world, and co-hosts the Latinx music podcast Songmess with fellow NYC journalist Richard Villegas. Her words can be found in Spin, Village Voice, Paste and Remezcla, and she was formerly Editorial Director at MTV World.