Ryan J. Downey

Reporter

Ryan J. Downey is a reporter for Billboard who has also written/reported for MTV News, MSNBC, E!, Alternative Press, Premiere, Huffington Post, OC Weekly, SFGate.com, Current, G4, IFC, Decibel and other print, online and broadcast outlets. He is owner/founder at Superhero Artist Management (Tiger Army, Dillinger Escape Plan) and a former partner at the Blood Company management firm (Skrillex, Chiodos).  

T Bone Burnett on 'The Big Lebowski' and Channeling the Dude, Auto-Tune, Content vs. Art at Film & TV Music Conference (Video)

T Bone Burnett on 'The Big Lebowski' and Channeling the Dude, Auto-Tune, Content vs. Art at Film & TV Music Conference (Video)

Generally the word "method" in relation to movies has to do with acting. But legendary producer T Bone Burnett, one of the Coen Brothers' favorite musical collaborators, put himself right into a character's head. Burnett seemed to hold attendees in the palm of his hand as he held court about a great number of things, offering strong opinions along the way. It all started for him when he became frustrated by the the obvious fakery happening in old school movies.

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