250 episodes

Launched in 2017, the SOUND MATTERS show curates cutting edge commentary and conversations with musicians, artists, authors, speakers, photographers, filmmakers, and media pros. SOUND MATTERS is a weekly broadcast radio show and podcast hosted by TOM LEU, a music and media veteran, professional speaker, published photographer, composer, producer and actor. Tom goes deep with guests to uncover and discover the backstories of their creative processes and philosophical approaches that inspire their work.

Website: www.SoundMatters.tv
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/soundmatters
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu
Support the show: www.paypal.me/tomleu

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Launched in 2017, the SOUND MATTERS show curates cutting edge commentary and conversations with musicians, artists, authors, speakers, photographers, filmmakers, and media pros. SOUND MATTERS is a weekly broadcast radio show and podcast hosted by TOM LEU, a music and media veteran, professional speaker, published photographer, composer, producer and actor. Tom goes deep with guests to uncover and discover the backstories of their creative processes and philosophical approaches that inspire their work.

Website: www.SoundMatters.tv
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/soundmatters
Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu
Support the show: www.paypal.me/tomleu

    (MTT87): Rock Stars in Commercials

    (MTT87): Rock Stars in Commercials

    **Quick-hitter segments at 7:30am CST on 96.7 The Eagle talking classic rock current events, history, lists, and likes with Terry "Double T" Turen.

    SOUND MATTERS Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/soundmatters

    Connect with Double T:
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/terry.turen
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/doubletrockford

    Connect with TOM LEU:
    Show Site: www.SoundMatters.tv
    Photography Site: www.16Imaging.com
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu
    YouTube: www.tomleu.tv

    • 7 min
    128: Rachel Friend

    128: Rachel Friend

    Rachel Friend, M.A. is a mindset coach, relationship expert, and college instructor with a Masters Degree in Human Communication. In this in-depth conversation, Rachel shares her mission to help you learn how to harness the power of your perspective by using her S.H.I.F.T. method so that you can get out of your own way, make peace with your past, and connect more deeply with yourself and others in your life. I met Rachel at conference we were both speaking at, and instantly connected with her message. We even went on to co-host a livestream/podcast series titled “Talking shiFt with Rachel & Tom” during the first year of the pandemic. This was our very first conversation back in May of 2020, and definitely beneficial for anyone who “communicates” with others on a regular basis… don’t miss it! >> https://soundmatters.tv/sm128/

    Inside the Interview:
    - Who is her target audience?
    - Why communication training is necessary for most people.
    - Why humility is necessary to improve as a communicator.
    - Why owning who you are and taking responsibility is where true power lies.
    - What is a "mindset" coach and why is it so important?
    - The power of YOUR perspective... How meaning is derived... and how we see the world.
    - What about the naysayers?
    - About Rachel's online workshop... the Gift of S.H.I.F.T.

    Connect with Rachel Friend:
    Website: www.itsrachelfriend.com
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/itsrachelfriend

    Connect with TOM LEU:
    Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
    YouTube: www.tomleu.tv

    SOUND MATTERS Radio Episode #128 >> www.SoundMatters.tv/sm128/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    (MTT86): Lollapalooza 2022

    (MTT86): Lollapalooza 2022

    **Quick-hitter segments at 7:30am CST on 96.7 The Eagle talking classic rock current events, history, lists, and likes with Terry "Double T" Turen.

    SOUND MATTERS Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/soundmatters

    Connect with Double T:
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/terry.turen
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/doubletrockford

    Connect with TOM LEU:
    Show Site: www.SoundMatters.tv
    Photography Site: www.16Imaging.com
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu
    YouTube: www.tomleu.tv

    • 12 min
    (MTT85): Fact or Fiction: Motley Crue

    (MTT85): Fact or Fiction: Motley Crue

    **Quick-hitter segments at 7:30am CST on 96.7 The Eagle talking classic rock current events, history, lists, and likes with Terry "Double T" Turen.

    SOUND MATTERS Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/soundmatters

    Connect with Double T:
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/terry.turen
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/doubletrockford

    Connect with TOM LEU:
    Show Site: www.SoundMatters.tv
    Photography Site: www.16Imaging.com
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu
    YouTube: www.tomleu.tv

    • 9 min
    127: Nathan James

    127: Nathan James

    Sound Matters episode #127 features Tom's conversation with Nathan James from the supergroup Iconic and the UK's Inglorious. Admittedly, I didn't know much about vocalist Nathan James until diving into some research about him and listening to his previous records with Inglorious. Great singer with an ear for melody... this alone is worth checking him out. The new supergroup Iconic's debut album Second Skin also featuring Michael Sweet, Joel Hoekstra, Marco Mendoza, and Tommy Aldridge is a cut above many of these types of projects put together by Frontiers Records. With the caliber of talent assembled here, my expectations were high. They did not disappoint. This album rocks, and has the hooks present throughout to keep you coming back. I was sure what to expect with Nathan but found him to be charming and transparent. We dig into his old band, this new band, his approach to songwriting and his career, as well his what he feels is misunderstood about him as a person. Don't miss this one!

    Inside the Interview:
    > Tom's the 1st and #1
    > Second Skin title
    > Singing with Michael Sweet
    > Recording the album at a distance
    > Sweet's biggest compliment to Nathan
    > About the song "All I Need"
    > His evolution as a vocalist, performer, and songwriter
    > The need to buy a physical copy of the album
    > Tommy Aldridge and the video shoot
    > The funniest guy in the band
    > His view of the position he's in today
    > Wishes he was 20 yrs old in 1986
    > Other song Nathan co-wrote on the Iconic album
    > How this project came to exist
    > The moment he decided to become a musician for a career
    > Things he's learned about the music business so far
    > On being very deliberate and smart about career choices
    > Something people misunderstand about him
    > Advice he'd give his younger self

    Connect with Nathan James:
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/nathanjamesing
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/thenathanjames
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/thenathanjames

    Connect with TOM LEU:
    Websites: www.SoundMatters.tv | www.TomLeu.com | www.16Imaging.com
    Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tomleu2
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu (@tomleu)
    YouTube: www.tomleu.tv

    SOUND MATTERS Radio Episode #127 >> www.SoundMatters.tv/sm127/

    • 27 min
    (MTT84): On-Location in Florida

    (MTT84): On-Location in Florida

    **Quick-hitter segments at 7:30am CST on 96.7 The Eagle talking classic rock current events, history, lists, and likes with Terry "Double T" Turen.

    SOUND MATTERS Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/soundmatters

    Connect with Double T:
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/terry.turen
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/doubletrockford

    Connect with TOM LEU:
    Show Site: www.SoundMatters.tv
    Photography Site: www.16Imaging.com
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/tomleu
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/tomleu
    YouTube: www.tomleu.tv

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Mojoco 3000 ,

Unbelievable!

Extremely relevant and edgy with real depth. Tom is willing to go places in conversation that most people aren’t expecting. He’s both entertaining and encouraging. That makes him one of my absolute favorite speakers. People NEED to hear what he has to say. Unbelievable!

ChicagoJake67 ,

Great episode

Tom’s interview style is seductive and he isn’t afraid to ask challenging questions. His experiences as a musician and speaker really informs his ability to engage with the artist and listener.

Audiodrivin ,

Top Shelf

Always listen when I can which is usually while driving then I get to my destination and finish out the show lol! Can’t help but enjoy Tom’s style, insight, enthusiasm, preparation and all the heart and soul he projects!

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