I'm a music manager and regular contributor to MTV, Billboard, Alternative Press and MovieWeb.I've worked as on-air reporter, host, writer, producer and executive producer creating content for MTV, MSNBC, E!, IFC, Fuse, VH1, G4, Current, and Yahoo! among others. I've written for OC Weekly, SFGate, Huffington Post, All Music and Decibel, as well as biographical material for Slipknot, Megadeth, Dream Theater, Opeth and more. I've visited movie sets, press events, studios and personal residences while sitting down with Will Ferrell, James Franco, Metallica, Seth Rogen, Britney Spears, Harrison Ford, Mila Kunis, Jessica Alba, Ewan McGregor, Vin Diesel, Michelle Williams, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Matt Damon, Ozzy, Joss Whedon, Anna Kendrick, Tim Burton, Liam Neeson, Kirsten Dunst, Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz and many more.
In the past two years, I've written nearly a dozen cover stories for Alternative Press - in-depth reporting on artists like Black Veil Brides, Pierce The Veil, Fall Out Boy, Falling In Reverse and Green Day. I am the co-founder of Superhero Productions, which provides multi-platform content for Lionsgate, Warner Bros. and Universal. In music, my staff and I work with The Dillinger Escape Plan, Demon Hunter, Tiger Army, Ross Robinson, Zeuss and other clients, encompassing the full scope of artist management.
I'm a former partner at Blood Company (home to Skrillex).
Superhero artists have appeared at Coachella, Stagecoach, Austin City Limits, Vans Warped Tour, Soundwave Australia, Ozzfest, Reading & Leeds, Download, Graspop, Roskilde, Orion Music and on international tours with genre-defining acts like Nine Inch Nails, Morrissey, Slayer, System Of A Down, Korn and Social Distortion.
I've been part of multiple live events and broadcast programs, including MTV News, MTV Movie Awards, VMAs, MTV2's Headbanger's Ball, TRL, True Life and many more.
I also work as a consultant for a handful of outreach organizations. I'm an avid fan of creation itself, music, TV, film, hand-to-hand combat and weapons training and most of all, my family.
"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