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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, October 25, 2012

Billboard: EDM Invades Hollywood

Dealing with the expectations, frequent mixed messages and huge budgets of Hollywood studios requires an important choice for EDM artists:

"Be a politician, or you will become a schizophrenic."

That was the advice EDM-centric composer Henry Jackman ("X-Men: First Class") gave attendees at Billboard's Film & TV Music Conference on Wednesday at The W hotel in Hollywood. He was part of the "EDM Invades Hollywood" panel moderated by KCRW's Jason Bentley. Jackman and Bentley were joined by Tom Holkenborg - better known as Junkie XL - and Mike Simpson, one-half of the legendary production team The Dust Brothers (Beck, the Beastie Boys' "Paul's Boutique").

CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report.

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