i’m not a YouTuber, English teacher, or soldier. i’m Ryan. contact my team at [email protected].


i’ve composed, recorded, and performed since i was 15 years old. in Fall 2020 i quit my day job to pursue music full-time. specifically, K-pop in South Korea.

in April 2021 i began performing in the popular Hongdae (홍대) neighborhood of Seoul at Owl’s Rooftop and Cafe Unplugged. check out one of my original Korean songs below:

my first Korean album, titled 외국인 (Foreigner) debuts in Summer 2021.

Ryan Kulp's latest solo albums

stream all my music free on SpotifyiTunes, BandCamp, or SoundCloud.


i’ve been interviewed on dozens of podcasts and participated in live business negotations.

most recently i began appearing on radio shows like TBS eFM “UNCODED,” [1, 2] a Korean broadcast about sub-mainstream musicians.

to share my perspective on life in Korea as an American, i’ve collaborated with Awesome Story.

my daily life is open sourced on Instagram and in my Going K-Pop newsletter.


every week i produce “가사 의미” (Lyric Explanation) videos to help Korean native speakers learn natural English expression through popular song lyrics.

여여 가사 해석

when it makes sense i act in small commercials. sadly i am not an actor.


i enjoy making things with my bare hands. to view more of my projects go here.