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I'm a longtime contributor to MTV, Billboard, Alternative Press and MovieWeb. I've worked as on-air reporter, host, writer and producer for MTV, MSNBC and E!. I have provided opinion and commentary to programs on VH1, IFC, G4, Fuse, Current and Oxygen. I have written for Huffington Post, Premiere, OC Weekly, SFGate.com, NextMovie.com, MTV's television and movie blogs and other publications. I am the founder of Superhero Productions, providing broadcast, online and aftermarket content for a number of clients including Lionsgate, Sony and Warner Bros. I personally handle artist management for a handful of bands. "Ryan Downey has established a history of breaking some good scoops in the last few years, and you could certainly do worse than bookmark [him] to check in on." -- Ain't It Cool

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I Love Dave Peters...

From a recent Throwdown interview:

"Sure, there will always be a handful in every band’s fan base that just can’t be pleased, but they aren’t necessarily ‘fans’ to begin with, just critics with no soapbox. They’ll cry when you don’t put out the exact same record as the one that introduced them to the band but will also crucify you for “playing it safe”…kinda like a lot of journalists haha. Those people will be shocked to tears, will pollute our myspace page with misspelled and incoherent attempts at expressing disapproval and then demand the money back that they didn’t spend downloading the album with Bit Torrent."

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