I’m Megan Downing, an English Literature graduate from University of Southampton. I work for MTV as a Digital Media Intern.
I am the Music, Arts and Culture Editor for The National Student. I am the Membership and Communications Officer for the Student Publication Association, I write about music for 7BitArcade, and contribute regularly to The Culture Trip.
I have a passion for live music and this is where I began in student journalism. Reviewing a gig or festival is still where my heart lies four years on.
One thing you should know about me is that I have an unhealthy obsession with Kevin Spacey.
Review: City and Colour @ O2 Academy, Bournemouth (03/02/2014)
Megan Downing reviews Dallas Green and his band at Bournemouth's O2 Academy
Wireless announce Drake, Kanye West and Bruno Mars as headline acts
Kanye West, Bruno Mars and Drake set to perform at this year's Wireless festival.
The 56th annual Grammy Awards: the winners
The 56th annual Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles on Sunday night
Full list of BRIT awards nominees announced
The nominees for this year's BRIT awards have been announced
Ian Watkins's t-shirts no longer provides 'mega lolz!!!'
The recent news of Ian Watkins describing his actions as 'megalolz' means continuing to support the brand is definitely not okay.
At the end of their biggest year to date Music editor Megan Downing caught up with Bastille.
First announcements for Reading and Leeds line-up
The first set of acts for Reading and Leeds 2014 have been announced.
Live review: Panic! at the Disco @ The Forum, London
Panic! at the Disco's UK came to an end at The Forum in London's Kentish Town on the back of the release of their fourth studio album Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die.
#tonightis... ASOS to host the ultimate global house party
On 12th December ASOS will be hosting the world's first global online house parties featuring some of the world's leading electronic music artists, DJs and producers.
Interview: Brendon Urie (Panic! at the Disco)
Panic! at the Disco are not the band youï¿½d expect. Back with a fourth album, they stray from previous emo efforts in favour of pop electronics.
Review: Bastille @ Portsmouth Guildhall (09/10/2013)
Chart-toppers Bastille are maintaining the momentum of their breakout year, kicking off a autumn tour in support of their debut album Bad Blood.
Review: Kids in Glass Houses @ The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (08/10/2013)
After the release of new album Peace last week, Kids in Glass Houses are half way through their extensive UK tour with Cartel and Propellers.
Review: Panic! at the Disco - Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die
Panic! at the Disco's latest effort is nothing in comparison to their stunning debut, but still worth a listen.
Blood, meth and tears: the end of Breaking Bad
It's done. Finished. Breaking Bad is no more. Megan Downing rounds up the season finale. (Spoilers within.)
Hear This: Hudson Taylor - 'Second Best'
You need to hear Hudson Taylor's new track 'Second Best'.
Mercury announce Albums of the Year shortlist for 2013
TNS had the privilege of heading along to the Mercury Prize Album of the Year announcement. Here is the shortlist.
Festival preview: Ringmaster Festival 2013
Ringmaster Festival a brand new, circus themed festival is here with an impressive line up.