Episodes

Drake: Honestly, Nevermind – Episode 91

Drake shocked the world with his surprise-released seventh studio album ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ to kick off the summer of 2022. Along with the surprise-release came the rapper/singer’s left turn into the genre of electronic dance music. Listen as we discuss our thoughts on Drake’s attempt at making house music on ‘Honestly, Nevermind,’ we pick our top five favorite songs from the project, and find out if we ultimately believe that Drake pulled off his experimentation with dance music.

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Kendrick Lamar: Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers – Episode 90

For our 90th episode of the Music Matters Media show, we discuss the long-awaited and highly anticipated fifth studio album, ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ by Kendrick Lamar. Listen as we dive into Side A and Side B of this double album, we give an in-depth analysis of the major themes throughout the record, and we talk about why this project might be the most divisive one of Kendrick Lamar’s career yet.

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Record Store Day 2022: Should Major Labels Build Their Own Record Pressing Plants? – Episode 89

Record Store Day 2022 announced Taylor Swift as its first-ever global ambassador, for its 15th-anniversary celebrations that took place on April 23rd. Another Record Store Day will take place on June 18th, 2022 to release items that were either delayed in production or could not be made in time for Record Store Day in April. Jack White has addressed this issue by calling out major labels who are overloading the pressing plants to invest in their own pressing plants. Listen as we discuss the issue and possible solutions, we talk about Erick’s Record Store Day experience (for part 1), and we give Record Store Day advice for new collectors.

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64th Grammy Awards: Nominees, Winners & Our Live Reactions – Episode 88

This year the 64th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Listen as we react live to the nominations and winners of each category, we talk about our favorite and least favorite performances of the night, and find out if we think the Grammys continue to stay out-of-touch or if they are on the path of truly understanding the current state of music.

For the full list of categories and winners (not shown on TV):
https://www.grammy.com/awards/64th-annual-grammy-awards-2021

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The Music Matters Media Podcast new intro and outro credit: Ryan Brion @bri_on_beats (Audio Engineer, Music Producer & DJ) based in NYC. For booking inquiries, send him an email at: brionbeats@gmail.com

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The 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards: R.I.P. Taylor Hawkins – Episode 87

The 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on March 22, 2022, and were hosted by LL Cool J. Listen as we give a breakdown of the performances we enjoyed and we go through the list of nominations, even those that weren’t shown on TV. Do you agree with the winners? Find out our thoughts on each category and stay tuned to the end for our tribute to the longtime drummer for the mega-platinum band Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins.

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The Music Matters Media Podcast new intro and outro credit: Ryan Brion @bri_on_beats (Audio Engineer, Music Producer & DJ) based in NYC. For booking inquiries, send him an email at: brionbeats@gmail.com

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Avril Lavigne: Love Sux – Episode 86

Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne is tapping back into her pop-punk era with her newly released album titled ‘Love Sux’, the seventh studio record of the alternative rocker’s career. Listen as we discuss Avril’s impact in the music industry, we talk about her being a part of the pop-punk resurgence, the 20th anniversary of her debut album ‘Let Go’, and we know that her album might be titled ‘Love Sux’ but find out if we feel this record is a massive hit or, well, if it sucks.

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The Music Matters Media Podcast new intro and outro credit: Ryan Brion @bri_on_beats (Audio Engineer, Music Producer & DJ) based in NYC. For booking inquiries, send him an email at: brionbeats@gmail.com

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Kanye West: Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy – Episode 85

Today we are discussing the first part of the documentary film about the life of the artist, record producer, businessman, and fashion designer, Kanye West. ‘Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy’, directed by Coodie and Chike, follows an up-and-coming Ye on his journey to superstardom. Listen as we discuss the early stages of him being recognized for his music production and despite his success as a producer, his ultimate aspiration to become a rapper. We talk about the connection that Ye had with his mother Donda West, and how much she contributed to her son’s future success, and find out why this documentary helps humanize the controversial figure known as Kanye West.

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The Music Matters Media Podcast new intro and outro credit: Ryan Brion @bri_on_beats (Audio Engineer, Music Producer & DJ) based in NYC. For booking inquiries, send him an email at: brionbeats@gmail.com

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Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige & More! – Episode 84

The Super Bowl LVI halftime show took place on February 13, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. It featured performances by hip-hop legends Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and R&B legend Mary J. Blige, with special appearances by 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak. Listen as we discuss our thoughts on each of their performances throughout the show, we talk about the overall production of this show compared to former halftime performances and find out why we believe their overall performance was so important for the genre of hip-hop.

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The Music Matters Media Podcast new intro and outro credit: Ryan Brion @bri_on_beats (Audio Engineer, Music Producer & DJ) based in NYC. For booking inquiries, send him an email at: brionbeats@gmail.com

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Travis Scott: The Astroworld Festival Tragedy – Episode 83

On November 5, 2021, a fatal crowd crush occurred during Astroworld Festival, a music event founded by rapper Travis Scott that was held at NRG Park in Houston, Texas. Eight people died on the night of the concert, and two more died in the hospital over the following days. The cause of death for all ten was ruled to be accidental compressive asphyxiation. Twenty-five people were hospitalized, and more than 300 people were treated for injuries. Listen as we break down the events that occurred throughout the day into the night of the festival, we discuss the aftermath of what took place during the crowd and find out our thoughts on how the event was handled and how the aftereffects continue to be handled.

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The Music Matters Media Podcast new intro and outro credit: Ryan Brion @bri_on_beats (Audio Engineer, Music Producer & DJ) based in NYC. For booking inquiries, send him an email at: brionbeats@gmail.com

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The Weeknd: Dawn FM – Episode 82

The Weeknd kicked off 2022 with the release of his 5th studio album ‘Dawn FM’, and after a month of listening, we’re ready to give our thoughts! Listen as we discuss the progression of The Weeknd’s discography throughout his career, we talk about the concept of ‘Dawn FM’ along with Jim Carrey’s narration, we pick our favorite tracks, and we debate whether this record holds up to some of The Weeknd’s most beloved work such as the trilogy and ‘After Hours.’

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The Music Matters Media Podcast new intro and outro credit: Ryan Brion @bri_on_beats (Audio Engineer, Music Producer & DJ) based in NYC. For booking inquiries, send him an email at: brionbeats@gmail.com

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