What is Stream N’ Destroy?

Created by longtime journalist Ryan J. Downey (MTV, Billboard, Hollywood Reporter), Stream N’ Destroy is tailored to rock, metal, and punk(ish) music and culture, delivering relevant data about streaming, sales, concert attendance, and social media, distilled into easy-to-read metrics for industry professionals.

It is an essential and reliable resource for bands, managers, labels, agents, promoters, and fans of hard rock, metal, and punk(ish) culture.

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Ryan J. Downey, longtime journalist (MTV News, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter) and manager, delivers music industry insights tailored to the Rock, Metal, and Punk(ish) community.


Journalist, author, and music manager as seen and/or read: MTV News, MSNBC, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Knotfest. Founder: PopCurse, SuperheroHQ. More: RyanJDowney.com