Ben Naddaff-Hafrey
Ben Naddaff-Hafrey

Ben moved to NYC in October. He is currently the editor of the Mic Music section. He graduated from Harvard in 2013 with a degree in American History & Literature and a secondary in Mind/Brain/Behavior. Outside of work, he is an active musician.

March 18, 2015

'Empire' Just Beat Madonna for the No. 1 Spot on the Billboard Chart

The show is unstoppable.

March 3, 2015

My Morning Jacket's New Single Is Why They're One of the Last Great Rock Bands

"Big Decisions" is the sound of a band returning to glory.
Feb. 10, 2015

12 Brief Thoughts on Attending the Grammys as the Least Famous Person in the Room

I came to the Grammys a skeptic and left with a new faith.
Feb. 9, 2015

14 Things from the Grammys You Didn't See on TV

The real show happened off screen.
Dec. 2, 2014

The Killers Just Released the Christmas Song of the Year

Meet Joel, the lump of coal.
Sept. 15, 2014

Robin Thicke's Latest Admission Might Actually Make You Feel Bad For Him

Even for the Robin Thicke haters, things are starting to get a little tragic.

Sept. 11, 2014

Why the U2 Album Is Worth A Listen, Even If You Hate U2

What could really change your life?
Sept. 9, 2014

U2 Just Released a New Album and You Already Own It

Apple and U2 just made music history.
Aug. 18, 2014

Taylor Swift Just Debuted Her New '80s-Themed Song and Video

This will be stuck in your head.
July 14, 2014

Weird Al Yankovic Is Back to Remind Us That He Is King of the Internet

Nobody is quite on this level.
July 7, 2014

Taylor Swift's Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Is a Hopeful Rallying Cry for Musicians Everywhere

She believes the future of music is a bright one.

July 7, 2014

Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea Just Made Music History

They did something artists are going to be trying to do for decades.
June 23, 2014
June 20, 2014

36 Iconic Images That Capture This Year's Bonnaroo in All Its Glory

To tide you over til next year.
June 18, 2014

OK Go's New Music Video Is the Most Brilliant Thing You'll Watch Today

The masters of the viral music video have struck again.
June 17, 2014

The 37 People You Meet at Bonnaroo

"So, I'm from Jackson, Mississippi and you can't say my name because this is a federal crime."

June 16, 2014

Kanye West's Disastrous Reception at Bonnaroo Was Exactly What He Wanted

Six years after a historically catastrophic performance, Kanye came back.
May 13, 2014

The Strange Inside Story of How Epic Records Resurrected Michael Jackson

The iconic legend is still releasing albums, years after his death.
May 9, 2014

There's a Dark Secret Behind Apple's Deal to Buy Dr. Dre's Beats for $3.2 Billion

It's too bad Dre's headphone empire is built largely on someone else's work.
April 24, 2014

Today, Beyoncé Just Came One Step Closer to World Domination

After today, there's no longer any doubt as to her influence.