Ryan J. Downey

Reporter

Ryan J. Downey is a reporter for Billboard.biz 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).  

Pat Egan of Relapse Records Dies

Pat Egan of Relapse Records Dies

Pat Egan of Relapse Records, a longtime veteran of the heavy metal music business, passed over the weekend. The longtime director of retail sales and marketing for the metal indie had been hospitalized due to complications from pneumonia.
Backbeat: Ed Sheeran,  Emmylou Harris, Lupe Fiasco Rock the Grammy’s Music Preservation Project

Backbeat: Ed Sheeran, Emmylou Harris, Lupe Fiasco Rock the Grammy’s Music Preservation Project

Who says Grammys are only for big stars and music biz types? Neil Portnow revealed that the Recording Academy will soon be honoring music teachers. The Recording Academy President/CEO made the announcement at the group's annual Music Preservation Project event, dubbed "Play it Forward," at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills on Thursday which featured performances by Ed Sheeran, Lupe Fiasco and Emmylou Harris among many others.

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