Episodes

Top Ten Albums of 2021: Billie Eilish, Silk Sonic, Adele & More! – Episode 80

We are celebrating our 80th episode of the Music Matters Media podcast by discussing our Top Ten Albums of 2021! Listen as we discuss our most disappointing albums of the year, our honorable mentions list, and of course, our official top ten picks of the year. Find out who ultimately stole our hearts to take the number one spot of 2021, and make sure to stay tuned for our next episode on our Most Anticipated Albums of 2022!

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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Top Ten Albums Of 2020: HAIM, The Weeknd, Dua Lipa & More! – Episode 79

Since the Music Matters Media podcast went on a hiatus during the lockdown in 2020, it’s only fair that we travel back in time to talk about some of the amazing music that was released that year. For our first episode of 2022, we discuss our Top Ten Albums of 2020 where we finally get to cover our favorites. Now that we’ve had some time to revisit music releases from two years ago, find out if they still hold up today. Listen for who ultimately stole our hearts to take the number one spot of 2020 and make sure to stay tuned for our next episodes on our Top Ten Albums of 2021 and Our Most Anticipated Albums of 2022!

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

Follow Ryan’s latest projects here: linktr.ee/brion

Favorite Albums of 2021: Friend Edition – Episode 78

2021 is coming to an end but before we say goodbye and welcome in the new year, I wanted to give the Music Matters Media listeners a special episode based on a new segment where I call my friends and put them on the spot where they have to answer a music-related question. In today’s episode, I asked them, “what was your favorite album of 2021 and why?” Listen and find out what their picks were! Special guests include: Jedi (the first dog barking) and Oliver (the last dog barking). Wishing you all a very Happy New Year from the Music Matters Media team and we’ll be seeing you in 2022!

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

Follow Ryan’s latest projects here: linktr.ee/brion

Angels & Airwaves: Lifeforms – Episode 77

‘Lifeforms’ is the sixth studio album by the alternative “space” rock band Angels & Airwaves. The album marks the longest gap between albums for the band following ‘The Dream Walker’ in 2014. Listen as we discuss our thoughts on the rollout surrounding the album, we talk about if this album will hold up in AVA’s discography, and most importantly, you’ll find out if we ultimately thought ‘Lifeforms’ was worth the wait.

For Tickets and Tour Information:
https://angelsandairwaves.com

Grab Some To The Stars Merch Here:
Angels and Airwaves

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

Follow Ryan’s latest projects here: linktr.ee/brion

Drake: Certified Lover Boy – Episode 76

Drake’s long-awaited sixth official studio album ‘Certified Lover Boy’ broke Apple Music and Spotify 2021 records for the largest streaming debut within a single day, beating Drake’s own previous album record with ‘Scorpion’ in 2018. With 21-jam-packed tracks clocking in at just under an hour-and-a-half, Drake gives his fans and critics plenty of material to digest. Listen as we discuss our thoughts on CLB’s high and low points, we pick our top five favorite songs and find out if we ultimately believe that Champagne Papi dropped another classic album.

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

Follow Ryan’s latest projects here: linktr.ee/brion

The Wait is Over: Discussing the 2021 VMAs Live – Episode 75

The Music Matters Media Podcast is officially back in action, relaunched, and ready to go! Despite having no new episodes released since the pandemic hit, the platform Music Matters Media has built a community of dedicated fans who have continued listening and have even gone back through our archive and spread the word to new listeners. As of September 2021, we surpassed the yearly streaming numbers from both 2019 and 2020. This marks over half a million streams from 2018 to the present day. Listen to our big return on our 75th episode as we discuss the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards live!

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

Follow Ryan’s latest projects here: linktr.ee/brion

Lil Wayne: Funeral – Episode 74

‘Funeral’ is the thirteenth studio album by Lil Wayne. It features guest appearances by Big Sean, Lil Baby, Adam Levine, Jay Rock, 2 Chainz, Takeoff, the late XXXTentacion, The-Dream, Lil Twist, and O.T. Genasis. Listen as we discuss how we felt overall about the 24-track album, we talk about the quality of the features on this project and we discuss if it holds up to Wayne’s big return to music with ‘Tha Carter V’.

For more information:
shop.lilwaynefuneral.com/collections/music

Check out our other Lil Wayne related episodes:
http://www.musicmattersmedia.com/2019/09/30/blink-182-lil-wayne-concert-nine-album-review-episode-65

http://www.musicmattersmedia.com/2018/11/05/tidal-x-brooklyn-lil-wayne-tha-carter-v-episode-35

Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show: Shakira & Jennifer Lopez – Episode 73

The Super Bowl LIV halftime show took place on February 2, 2020, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. It was co-headlined by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, with guest appearances by J Balvin, Bad Bunny, and Lopez’s daughter, Emme Muñiz. On today’s episode we share our overall thoughts on the halftime show, we talk about Shakira’s and Jennifer Lopez’s performances individually, and we tackle the controversies that followed the show.

If you missed the halftime show:

Halsey: Manic – Episode 72

‘Manic’ is Halsey’s third studio album and arguably her best effort yet! Listen as we discuss why this album is such an emotional roller coaster, we talk about the depth of what some of these songs actually mean and of course, we give you guys our top five favorite tracks off of ‘Manic’.

For tickets and tour information:
http://www.manicthealbum.com

62nd Grammy Awards: Nominees, Winners & Our Live Reactions – Episode 71

The 62nd annual Grammy award show took place last night so we decided to take the opportunity to record our thoughts live! Listen as we react to the nominations and winners of each category and find out who were our favorite performances of the night.

For the full list of categories and winners:
https://www.grammy.com/grammys/news/2020-grammy-awards-complete-winners-list