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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, September 07, 2012

Billboard: VMA After-Party Report

Rita Ora tweeted to her 1.2 million fans that she'd be performing at a VMA after-party, but getting in to see the 21-year-old British singer and Roc Nation artist at the Palladium in Hollywood was easier said than done. MTV and Time Warner Cable threw an intimate bash for the charity Lifebeat, shortly after the VMAs broadcast ended on the other side of the country, attended primarily by advertisers and cable subscribers.

"Jersey Shore" star Pauly D., whose 4 million Twitter followers know all about his DJ career, spun at the party. The night also featured sets from turntablist A-Trak, Graham Funke and rapper Sam Adams. Ora, whose album hit #1 in the UK this week, presented at the VMAs. A-Trak was nominated in the newly-minted Best Electronic Dance Music Award category.

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*Yes, that's a ($4) plain cranberry juice.

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