MATTHEW SIGNS MUSIC RIGHTS DEAL WITH PANDORA
Matthew and his publishing company agreed to a deal that will now allow Pandora to play his music on their Internet Radio site. Matthew had restricted Pandora for being unfriendly to Independent Music Artists. However Pandora has capitulated after realizing they cannot compete with radio sites that offer fans unrestricted access to recordings produced by Independent music artists.
Pandora is scheduled to include Matthew Neves music in their lineup in early 2017.
LATEST MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE SPARKS CONTROVERSY
Matthew released his latest music video,
Cheers to Nothing, from his You and Me
album, on July 4th, 2016. The video uses strong graphic images to show the consequences
of drug addiction, and has been raising eyebrows. The video was produced and directed by Matthew himself.
The controversial video was featured on the big screen in the Samantha Johnson Video Premiere/New Be Music Video Festival. The show took place at the
Performing Arts Center in New Bedford, Ma on October 5, 2016.
LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE MUSIC AWARDS
Matthew won "Best Video of the Year” in the 8th Annual Limelight Magazine Music Awards. He was nominated in two categories , for “Best Video of the Year” and Breakthrough Artist of the Year” with his radio hit
Today is the Day, from his latest album Diligence.
The awards ceremony was held on April 16, 2016 at the Spire Center for Performing Arts, in Plymouth, MA.
"We did it guys! Tonight we took home Music Video of the Year at the Limelight Magazine Music Awards! This one is for you."
MUSIC VIDEO - IVE BEEN SO FAR AWAY
Matthew released his music video,
I've Been So Far Away, from his Everybody Dreams
album on January 11th, 2016. The video was produced and directed by Matthew himself and is sure to become another classic.
"I've Been So Far Away", is one of Matthew's biggest song hits.
MUSIC VIDEO - TODAY'S THE DAY
Matthew released his music video, Today's the Day,
from his You and Me album on May 6th, 2015. The video was produced and directed by Cory Bertocci and features some of New England's top actresses and models. Get ready to rock with this great new music video!
"'Today is the Day' – and the entire 'You and Me' album, for that matter – is an honest testament to Mathew Neves’ immense all-round musical talent –
whether performing, arranging or producing."
Jamsphere Music Magazine
"Matthew Neves and his band have certainly brought the energy and sound required to make people want to join the party. 'Today Is The Day' is often the
sound of rock that people search for more of…it’s bright, it’s well-played"
-Jer, SBS Studios
INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS
Matthew was nominated in two categories in the
(14th Annual Independent Music Awards
(IMAs) for Best Pop Song with his Internet radio hit
He was also nominated for Best Acoustic Song for his YouTube hit
Butterflies. Both songs are from his latest album
Matthew will endorse Internet radio sites that are friendly to Independent Music Artists. Top radio sites include
Jango and Pandora.
DILIGENCE ALBUM RELEASE
Matthew's third album Diligence was released on
September 9th, 2014 and is available as a digital download at most download sites including
The CD is available through
and many local music stores. If it is not at your local music store they can order it for you.
Thanks to Disc Makers and CD Baby for all their help in the production of this album.
SPECIAL THANKS TO KICKSTARTER TEAM!
campaign was successfully funded on May 22, 2014.
Thank you so much for supporting my KickStarter campaign. My goal of raising $8,400.00 was far exceeded. Your help in funding my third
album, Diligence, will be forever etched in the album.
All the best,
BUTTERFLIES MUSIC VIDEO
Matthew's music video
from his 3rd album Diligence was published on Sep 11, 2014. The video was produced and directed by Cory Bertocci and
features guest star actress and model Morgan Deplitch.
As always, thanks to all who hosted the various site locations.
Special thanks to Thais Vieira - direction, Joe Taylor - behind the scenes photography,Shannon Sivertsen - graphic art design,
the entire film crew, MTV, and YouTube.
Matthew supports a number of local and national charities and special events. In August, 2014 he headlined The MG on the Halifax
in Holly Hill Florida to support cancer research.
The sold-out event featured a music concert and fashion show with top models from around the world.
Rumor has it that Matthew may host a live event in 2016 to promote cancer research and other charities. The event could include
many top local music artists.
Matthew visited the Fellowship Health Resources (FHR),
whose motto is "Healing Beautiful Minds." The group provides critical help for people recovering from mental illness and addiction.
"We were truly blessed when Matthew reached out to us to offer some time out of his busy schedule to share his music and
inspirational message with our Members.
On top of the Five Star performance we received, Matthew took time to speak to each and every Member; answering all their questions.
He was overwhelmingly kind, personable, and professional in every way. I highly recommend Matthew Neves as someone who not only can
deliver an awe-inspiring musical performance, but as a powerful public speaker."
FHR Anchor House
YOU AND ME ALBUM
Matthew's second album You and Me was released on
August 21, 2013 and is available as a digital download at most download sites including
"You and Me is a remarkable performance from Neves. "
5 stars (out of 5)
- Alexa Spieler, Review You
The CD is available through Amazon, CD Baby and many local music stores. If it is not at your local music store
they can order it for you.
Thanks to Disc Makers, CD Baby, and Mastering Engineer, Joe Hight, for their help in the production of this album.
SOCO MAGAZINE - FEATURED ARTIST
Matthew is the Featured Artist in the January, 2014 issue of New England's favorite magazine, SOCO.
"Matthew Neves is gaining national and
worldwide acclaim as a singer/songwriter."
-Rachel Freitas, SOCO Magazine.
Checkout Matthew's full 4-page spread in
SOCO magazine online.
YOU AND ME ALBUM PRESS RELEASE
Independent recording artist Matthew Neves released his second studio album, “You and Me” in August, 2013.
The predominantly pop rock album features 14 original songs, and was recorded and produced by the artist himself.
In classic Matthew Neves style, “You and Me” delivers the same great vocals, ingenious melodies, inspiring lyrics,
and remarkable musicianship we first fell in love with on his debut album, “Everybody Dreams.”
Matthew has postponed touring in 2016 to work on his video projects and promote his new "Diligence" album. Dates and venues will be posted when tour dates for 2017 become finalized.
2013 SONG OF THE YEAR AWARD
The 2013 Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Matthew the "Semi-Finalist" award for his hit single
'Days of Summer' from his 'You and Me' album.
Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only top songwriters receive the Semi-Finalist Award for songwriting.
Check it out... 2013 Song Of The Year Award
Matthew also won the 2010 Song Of The Year, Artist Placement Award for his hit "I've Been So Far Away" from his Everybody
SKOPE MAGAZINE - YOU AND ME ALBUM REVIEW
Matthew's latest album "You and Me" was reviewed by Skope Magazine. Douglas Garnett writes, "The songs are pure, honest
and full of emotion, yet also layered, complex and really catchy. " Ray Cavanaugh writes, "sounds like New Bedford has its
own Dimebag Darrel." Be sure to check out Skope Magazine's
REVIEW YOU - YOU AND ME ALBUM REVIEW
Matthew's "You and Me" album was reviewed by Review You. "You and Me" is a remarkable performance from Neves.
Such unique, edgy releases restores faith in a lacking genre and grants Matthew Neves endless potential."
Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)
Matthew hooked up with Time Stop Studios, a state of the art photography company located in
Southeastern Massachusetts. Time Stop Studios does everything, from portraits to professional fashion shoots.
SHORTY AWARDS - NEW YORK
Matthew attended the 2013, 5th Annual Shorty Awards honoring the best of social media. The event was held at the Times Center in
New York City and was hosted by Felicia Day and Chris Hardwick. Check out the
MUSIC NOW MAGAZINE - ARTIST INTERVIEW
Matthew was featured in Music Now Magazine in the November 2011, Vol 1 Iss 2, issue.
Check it out
SKOPE MAGAZINE - EVERYBODY DREAMS ALBUM REVIEW
Matthew has a spread in Skope Magazine covering his "Everybody Dreams" album. Rebecca Hosking writes,
"Matthew oozes talent as it runs through his veins and pumps out through the recordings",
"Each song breathes its own life. "Be sure to check out the Skope Magazine
MATTHEW PERFORMS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
Matthew performed the National Anthem at Walsh Field in New Bedford, MA for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The event was held on September 25th, 2011 and featured the Annual Charity Softball Game between the National Association of Letter
Carriers and International Association of Firefighters.
G3 MAGAZINE - INTERVIEW WITH MATTHEW NEVES
Matthew was selected for a spread in G3 magazine. G3 is circulated at industry and nightlife events, record labels,
recording studios, retail outlets and music stores. Checkout the G3 Magazine interview in the September issue, Vol 3 - Iss 13.
MATTHEW'S SONGS FEATURED ON NECN MORNING SHOW
The songs “In the End” and “I've Been so Far Away,” from the “Everybody Dreams” album, were featured on NECN's
The Morning Show on March 7, 2011.
New England Cable News
The Morning Show is available across more than 3.5 million homes in New England!
PRESS REVIEWS AND RELEASES
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DEBUT ALBUM - EVERYBODY DREAMS
Matthew's debut solo album, Everybody Dreams
is available at all major digital download sites, including
iTunes and Amazon MP3. It is also available on CD through Amazon and CDBaby.
"Solid Album - You will find something new you like about this album every time you listen to it."
Steeped in originality, the “Everybody Dreams” album is a musical treasure that any music
enthusiast will appreciate from start to finish. Listen to song clips.
UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
Matthew aligned with The Planetary Group
to launch a national radio campaign. The campaign has yielded regular rotation at over 70 stations nationwide.
TIM PARKIN ON BASS GUITAR
Bassist Tim Parkin has been featured in several events on Matthew's 2014 Northeast Tour.
Tim is an accomplished bassist and known for his entertaining live performances. He was formerly the bassist for DemoticA,
a three-piece rock band that featured Matthew Neves on lead vocal and guitar.