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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

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

MTV: iTunes Sells 10 Billion Songs


Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry helped drive sales of tracks on Apple's iTunes store past the 10 billion mark Wednesday (February 24). And the person who bought the 10 billionth track gets a $10,000 iTunes gift card. The Black Eye Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" is the most-downloaded song on the store, with "Boom Boom Pow" landing at #3. Lady Gaga is the artist with the most songs toward the top, with "Poker Face" at #2, "Just Dance" at #6 and "Bad Romance" at #22. CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF MY REPORT.

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