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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

Friday, June 13, 2008

Buzznet Report: Tom DeLonge, Max Bemis & More...

Last night, I covered a "Sessions" event at Guitar Center in Hollywood. It was a panel moderated by my old and good friend Jason Pettigrew (Alternative Press) that featured Tom DeLonge (Angels & Airwaves), Joe Escalante (the Vandals), Brett Gurewitz (Epitaph Records), Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour / Rockstar Taste Of Chaos / Rockstar Mayhem), Max Beemis (Say Anything) and Phillip Sneed (Story Of The Year) discussing the state of the music business, touring and more.

You can check out my report RIGHT HERE.

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