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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

Thursday, September 06, 2012

MTV: Green Day Backs Pussy Riot

LOS ANGELES — Earlier today, Pussy Riot sent MTV News a video in which they thanked pop stars like Green Day, Madonna, Bjork and Red Hot Chili Peppers for their vociferous support. And on the red carpet at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, Green Day sent the good vibes right back. CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report.

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