Conner Cherland: Indie & Folk Singer-Songwriter – Episode 26

Check out our interview with Conner Cherland, an up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Santa Barbara, California. This indie rock and folk musician has the talent to match some of the greats such as Jason Mraz and Hozier. Listen as we discuss how Conner went through the transition of being an athlete to pursing his love of music, what his song writing process is like and why his new album called ‘The Choices of John Still’ featuring The Rare Occasions, is some of his best work yet. Be sure to tune in and make it to the end of today’s episode where we premiere the title track off of the album, which is set to be released on September 7th.

For tickets and tour information:

To help support Conner’s music:

Follow Conner on social media:

Answering Music’s Biggest Questions – Episode 25

Can you separate the music from the artist? On today’s episode this topic is one of the many discussed about common questions we receive about music. Listen to our discussion about ageism in the music industry, the pressure of sophomore albums, how many singles an artist should release before a full album and much more on the Music Matters Media podcast!

Jesse Perez: Soulful Blues Singer From Queens County Roots – Episode 24

Jesse Perez, or as we like to call him, the male version of Amy Winehouse, truly has such an incredible soulful voice. He is currently the lead singer for a blues-rock band called Queens County Roots. Listen to our interview with Jesse as we discuss his journey overcoming addiction, moving from Canada and making a name for himself in New York, and how he became the vocalist for Queens County Roots. The band’s debut full-length album is expected to be released in September. Be sure to tune in and make it to the end of today’s episode where we premiere a brand new song off of their upcoming album, called “Evil Love”.

For tickets and tour information:

Follow Queens County Roots on social media:
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/queenscountyroots
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/queenscountyroots
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/qnscntyroots

Follow Jesse on social media:

Vans Warped Tour 2018: Last Call – Episode 23

So long, and thanks for all of the memories Vans Warped Tour! Today we try to hold back our tears while discussing the last Warped Tour ever. We talk about what it was like attending the New Jersey date, new music releases from some of the bands on the tour, what bands are worth checking out, and we reminisce nearly ten years of attending Vans Warped Tour.

For tickets and tour information:

Corey Kleinsasser From Concert Crap – Episode 22

Back in 2013, Corey Kleinsasser created a blog that was originally for a college assignment. The blog was dedicated to concert coverage because of his love of music and going to shows, and that is how ‘Concert Crap’ was born. Concert Crap focuses on all things music, including news, photos and reviews. We spoke with Corey about some of his personal favorite shows that he’s attended and about some of the bands he has had the pleasure of interviewing. He also gives advice to writers, photographers and for people who want to be a part of the music industry.

To check out Concert Crap:

Follow Concert Crap on social media:

Josh Abramovitz From 4bar The “Vine” Of Hip-Hop – Episode 21

Today we spoke with Josh Abramovitz, the CEO of an app called 4bar. 4bar otherwise known as the “Vine” of hip-hop is a new musical app introducing the 4bar format where users can create their own rap clips and punchlines only using four bars to say what they have to say. The app allows you to choose a beat to record over or, for shy users, you can submit your lines through text. Listen as we discuss with Josh how the app works, why 4bar is aiming to be the next “Vine” for the hip-hop community and how the app will help up-and-coming rappers and producers get discovered.

To download 4bar:


Follow 4bar on social media:

Follow Josh on social media:

Paramore & After Laughter – Episode 20

We’re back! On today’s episode we talk all things Paramore. We discuss seeing them live in concert and go through a track by track review of their fifth studio album, ‘After Laughter’. Is it worth seeing them live? How well does ‘After Laughter’ hold up a year later? Find out now on our 20th episode of the Music Matters Media podcast.

For tickets and tour information:

TEISAN: Acoustic Singer & Songwriter – Episode 19

You may not know who TEISAN is now but this singer-songwriter from Germany is on his way to becoming a household name. Jonas Janssen currently has two albums under his belt, his debut ‘Different Point of View’ and his most recent release in 2017 called ‘Impatience’. Now the twenty-year-old musician is getting his creative juices flowing for albums three and four that are both currently in the works. Listen as we talk to TEISAN about his background in music, his musical influences including The 1975 and his cover of their song “Nana” and what we can expect from the acoustic musician in the future.

To listen and support TEISAN’s music:

TEISAN’s cover of The 1975’s “Nana”:

Follow TEISAN on social media:
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/TEISANMUSIC
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/iamteisan
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC781mbIZjCGzIWSWdCAPkhw

JonOne Music: DJ & Music Producer – Episode 18

JonOne has quite an extensive resume! Starting out as a DJ and later getting into music production, he has gained a lot of experience in the music industry throughout the years. Jon has played alongside other acclaimed DJ’s and artists such as Major Lazer, 3LAU, PartyNextDoor and Laidback Luke. He also won Avicii’s remix contest in 2013 and collaborated for the track “Avicii X You”. Listen as we discuss Jon’s personal journey with music, the story behind his ‘Peace, Love, Carnival’ EP and getting his feet wet in the acting world with ‘Creed II’.

To listen to Jon’s Music and follow his other projects:

Avicii X You Collab: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpKyzSxVhk4

Follow JonOne Music on social media:
Instagram: @Jononemusic
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Jononemusic
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JonOneMusic
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2nL7g4pVP5DDHsjR3g5VFA

Ethan Maccoby From Emo Night BK – Episode 17

What happens when you mix DJing with early 2000’s pop-punk, emo and alternative rock? Emo Night BK! On this episode we speak with Ethan Maccoby, co-founder of Emo Night Brooklyn. We discussed with Ethan how Emo Night started in a basement of a bar in Brooklyn in 2015 and since, has expanded across the U.S and internationally to the UK and Germany. We also talk about Emo Night going out on the water for its first booze cruise last summer and how booze cruise 2.0 this summer will be even bigger and better. Ethan also explains what its like sharing the stage with guest DJ’s such as Ryan Key formerly of Yellowcard, Derek from State Champs, New Found Glory and many more!

For tickets and tour information:

Follow Emo Night BK on social media:
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/emonight_bk
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/emonight_bk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/emonightbrooklyn