Matty Amendola

189 – Matty Amendola: One man’s journey to reshape the music industry

Matty Amendola, most notably known for his prowess behind the kit (and his amazing afro), is also an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, producer, and businessman. Since the age of 13 Matty has been a professional drummer and he’s quickly establishing himself as a songwriter and studio owner. Matty is promising a revolution against the current state of the music business – and he very well may be the man to lead the charge.

“We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.” – Jimmy Carter (Tweet this)

Matty Amendola talks about:

  • Growing up in with a session drummer as a father (Billy Amendola)
  • His approach to playing
  • The importance of playing multiple instruments
  • Where the music industry is going
  • His disdain for Spotify and streaming services
  • The inner-workings of his record label and production facility
  • Self awareness
  • Much more

Resources and Links Mentioned:

Matty Amendola Plays:

  • Gretsch Drums
  • Evans Drumheads
  • Promark Drumsticks
  • Evans Drumheads
  • Earthworks Microphones
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Gretsch Drums: I’ve spent a lot of time at the DW / Gretsch facilities over the past few months and I’ve been EXTREMELY impressed with what they’re up to. Check out their full line (on their completely redesigned site) at

Promark Drumsticks: Promark is Is now a sponsor of the podcast once again they were last year and now they are again. they just released the Mike Portnoy signature model that has the active grip 420X at it’s designed to add more power to your arsenal and features the heat activated technology. It’s s an awesome technology that actually adjusts to your body temperature and give you control you need so no matter how hard you play the active grip is going to help you handle it by getting tackier as it warms up. You can learn more about this great technology and the Mike Portnoy stick at