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I think the first time I entered any kind of music-related contest was when I was about 14 years old. My little guitar buddies and I heard about a guitar shred-off competition happening on the campus of the University of

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Sometimes people ask me, “What does a music producer do?” I've noticed a fairly wide gulf between what people think a record producer does (and is responsible for) and what a producer actually does. So I decided to write about…

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Gosh, it's been quite a busy year so far.

Busy with good things, mostly. Looks like this might shape up to be one of the really good years. I hope it's the same for you.

Anyway, one of the things…

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Ten Of My Favorite Albums Of 2022

I'm excited to write about some of my favorite music of 2022! It's been an exhilarating year of listening for me. Lots of new stuff. Lots of inspiration. Lots of cool grooves. I've been seeing the lists starting to pop…

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Spotify Wrapped

Today was the day Spotify unleashed its annual Wrapped feature to listeners and artists. November 30, 2022. With a month left to go in the calendar year. What happens to the music we all listen to in December? Does it…

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Gratitude '22

Happy Thanksgiving! The most beloved American holiday with the most vile origin story. Here we are.


Every day in my journal I write about something for which I am grateful. They say it's a helpful practice for people like…

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I'm Writing Again

Hello. It's me, singer-songwriter Matt Kollock. I just remembered I have a website, so I thought I'd add some content. Let you know what's happening in and around my coordinates. Stuff like that.

Speaking of coordinates, they've really been changing…

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It's 'microorganism' Release Week!

Holy crap!

It's really, actually happening – my debut solo album, 🦠microorganism🦠, is arriving in the world and onto all the platforms this Friday, May 14, 2021. I could not be more relieved and excited.

It's been…

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TMKS #18 – Collaboration Agitation

It's a new episode of the podcast! I think this is a good one. It's all about working together. Collaborating. Making magic by gathering in art. With people just like you, dear listener!

Happenings and Such

How are you? Can…

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Presenting: Music From the Making of microorganism

Hey. Are you looking for the perfect 60-some-odd-hour playlist to provide the soundtrack for the next approximately two and a half days of your life?

Cool. Now that I have your attention, what if I told you this playlist contains…

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TMKS #13 – Where Does the Music Come From?

I have some weird ideas about where music comes from. Well, maybe they aren't so weird. But they feel weird in the context of authorship and ownership and stuff like that. 

Episode 13 of The Matt Kollock Show podcast covers…

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Songs From Quarantine #5

How was your week?

Mine was pretty eventful! I celebrated the twin high holidays of Bicycle Day and 4/20. I became the voice of the poor dog who lives next door and is neglected by her owners. The neighbors did…

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