Ryan Mass was born Ryan Lemay from Lowell, MA. He started writing and producing music at the age of 16. His then stage name Poetic traveled up and down the east coast performing at various venues and competitions. Poetic placed second in the coast to coast mixer, NYC, as well as first in the NEENA Competition (New England Entertainment Network Association). Changing his name to Ryan Mass, Ryan moved onto a bigger stage. He joined the NACA in 2011, toured over 70 colleges which built a fan base of over hundred thousand. In 2012, Ryan formed Forward Movements, LLC. Since the start of (link hidden) sales have spiked dramatically with sales numbers in the hundreds of thousands.