Based in East Vancouver, Ranta has been a freelance music scribe since 2004. His bylines have appeared in such publications as Exclaim!, CBC Music, PopMatters and Tiny Mix Tapes. He has also performed jury duty for the Polaris Music Prize, Pazz & Jop, and Juno Awards. Ranta graduated with distinction from SFU’s Contemporary Arts program with a BFA in music in the summer of 2012.
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