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Music Matters Magazine is an editorial/pictorial site whose main purpose is to bring its friends, family and fans the latest information in the music industry, press releases, CD releases, tour information, live concert photo galleries and reviews. Please join us in our venture and we hope that you will continue to follow us on all of our social media pages and here at Music Matters Magazine !!! If you are a promoter, manager or publicist: please feel free to add us to your mailing list for review, preview and interview considerations. MusicMattersMagazine@hotmail.com

Staff:


Ryan Pike

Photographer/Editor/Writer

Hey! I’m Ryan and I’m a photographer and writer/editor for 11232173_842493979121513_6138819818552059989_omusicmattersmagazine.com. I’m kentucky born and raised in a small town called Springfield. At 25 years old, I’ve been shooting shows professionally for 4 years now for various different outlets all over Kentucky. Music is my passion, capturing emotion and sharing the story with the world is my goal. Music matters, that’s why we do what we do. Feel free to follow my facebook page at  Ryan Keith Photography.

Amanda Knight:

Interviewer/Writer/Contributor
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Greetings fellow music lovers! Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Amanda, you’re neighborhood old soul. I am an avid music fan, devoted to classic rock. However, I can also be found spending time with dance/techno, funk/soul and pop radio. While I’m not a big fan of country or bluegrass; I won’t tell you to hang up your cowboy hat. I remain open to hearing new artists and exploring the ones we already know. Apart from my undying passion for music, my other great romance is cooking. And no, I don’t mean opening a box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese though it is my guilty pleasure. I live and work in Wheelersburg, Ohio and have two spoiled, needy Persian cats. With love to fans everywhere, rock on. Please feel free to follow me on twitter @amandajill82

Allyson Song River Jaynes:
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Song River savior of the small, the infinitesimal, the underdog lying in a pool of their own fear- and she is not afraid to use her blaster to defend the defenseless and defeat the defeatless(?)!

An enigma, who is  slightly an eccentric, a tad off kilter but compassionate to the nth degree. Wherever you see a Nikon you know Song River is there. In the business of creating the moments, and capturing them in a click for over thirty years. As a matter fact the doctors are pretty sure she bleeds film…

Owner of CowGirlZen Entertainment Song River works as full-time Publicist in the entertainment and marketing industry, Concert and Life Photographer, and Writer/Interviewer for those who have a story to tell.

If you need her… just put your lips together and… whistle.

Kaitlyn Johnston:

Photographer/Contributor

13035614_10206966178246139_2099108649_oHi I’m Kaitlyn Johnston. I’m a freelance photographer, specializing in event & concert photography. I am based out of the Chicagoland & Milwaukee area. My love for photography began when I was 8 years old when my Father began teaching me how to use his camera and photography has been my passion ever since! I’ve been working professionally as a second shooter, wedding, portrait, event and concert photographer since 2010!

Douglas Smith:

Photographer/Writer/Contributor

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I am a second generation photographer currently working on completing my Bachelor’s Degree at Middle Tennessee State. I have been a working photographer for the last 25 years and have found that working in the music industry provides me a personal pleasure that I hope translates well into my photography. Capturing the emotion and passion an artist puts into every part of their performance is my goal. My specialty is centered around the music industry including live music event photography and band publicity photography.

Please feel free to contact me for any additional information, either through my website at www.nashvillebeats.net or by email at Douglas@NashvilleBeats.net

Tanise Werner:

Photographer/Contributor

12092217_10204995908565043_1209015887_nHi guys! I’m Tanisea music photographer and writerI have photographed red carpet events in Los Angeles and attended the APMAs in Cleveland. . I have a diverse taste in music, especially rap, pop, rock and country. I started out as just your average fan. As a teenager I knew I was going to be a hard core rock lover, especially once I laid eyes on Sebastian Bach and his gorgeous blue eyes (my first rock crush!) and I heard Skid Row’s 18 and life. I was instantly hooked. While I love attending shows– feeling the energy of the crowd, the wailing of the guitars and the heaviness of the bassthere’s nothing better than photographing an artist that you’re also a fan of and capturing them in their element. It’s pure awesomeness. When an artist or client appreciates my work that is the best feeling in the world. I’ve been to hundreds of concerts and met many musicians, actors/actresses and celebrities. One of my nieces says I’m a “celebrity magnet” because I meet so many famous people when I’m on vacation. I can’t explain it, and of course, she’s right, but I’ll never admit it.  On a personal level, my personal motto is “If it’s fun, I wanna try it”. I love to travel, and enjoy cooking, but admit that I pretty much order take out most daysA lot. Looking for a good place to eat? Check my Instagram. And if you’re wondering, yes, I photograph my food before I eat (stop chanting “Eat it, don’t Tweet it!”). It’s what I do. I am the mommy to a Yorkie named Jae and two Pomeranian siblings, Bacardi and Daiquiri. Volunteering and spending time with family and friends are two things that hold a special place in my heart. One of the hardest questions that people ask me is who my favorite person that I’ve met is(stay tuned), and the easiest is who my favorite band isEasy. It’s Papa Roach and as much as I like rock, I still do, and always will scream like an old school Beatles fan for NKOTB. Feel free to follow me on Twitter (@Tanise_Werner) and Instagram (@Gyft_photography) or send me an email at jaerocwerner@gmail.com

Thank You

      Tanise Werner

 

Photographer/Contributor

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Hi My Name is Angela but my friends call me Angie. I reside in Tennessee. Ive been an Avid Music lover my whole life. I grew up on Bluegrass. I had Family member who had a Bluegrass band in Virginia. As a teenager I got into Rock music, also as a teen I got into photography and always carried a camera. I didn’t get serious about photography till 2014. Once I photographed my first official concert I was hooked! I Photograph all kinds of Music but mostly 80s Rock, Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Country, but will consider all Genres of music. I’ve photographed everyone from The Marshall Tucker Band, Bret Michaels, Charlie Daniels, The Kentucky Headhunters, Vince Neil, Jake E. Lee, Blackfoot, Wayland, Saliva, Denny Laine to Coolio.and many many more. My Photos have been on the front page of newspapers , in magazines, and on cd covers.      Angela Richardson-Newman

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