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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, May 30, 2012

Billboard: Scion Music 10 Year Celebration

Scion claims to have supported over 2,000 creators in the music, film, fashion and art communities, with roughly 10,000 events in 500 cities.

"Here's what I love most," declared an energetic Jack Hollis to a roomful of dinner guests. "We are tied up with zero major labels, major artists, major corporations [or] mainstream players. We have tied in all of it 100% to those who do art, who are creative, for the love that they have for their art. That's what Scion is about."

That was the message delivered by Scion's vice president during his opening remarks on Thursday night. Hollis was onstage speaking to a group of indie industry and business world VIPs invited to celebrate the company's near-decade long participation in music and the arts, which has included a variety of projects with cred bands across a broad spectrum from death metal to backpack hip-hop. CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report.

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