About Us

Fully Altered Media is dedicated to securing media placements for creative musicians and arts organizations. We also offer consulting services to artists, labels, festivals, arts organizations and recently launched a new business in direct-to-fan marketing through email, social media and non-traditional grassroots fan engagement.  We offer label management and social media management services as well.

About Matt Merewitz

Matt Merewitz founded Fully Altered Media (FAM) in 2007, while cutting his teeth at Philadelphia-based jazz PR firm, DL Media.  Since his start in the business in 2006, he has become one of the top publicists to some of the biggest names in jazz and creative music such as Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, Nels Cline, Chris Potter, John Hollenbeck, Miguel Zenón, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Myra Melford, Aaron Parks, Dan Tepfer, Amir Elsaffar, Theo Bleckmann, Linda May Han Oh, Ryan Keberle & Catharsis, Miho Hazama, Kris Davis, Melissa Aldana, Nicole Mitchell, Tyshawn Sorey and many more. FAM has overseen or consulted on publicity campaigns for top labels including ECM, Blue Note, Concord, Enja, Greenleaf Music, Whirlwind, Firehouse 12, Pi Recordings, Cryptogramophone, Marsalis Music and others.  Fully Altered has handled publicity and social media for festivals including the Chicago Jazz Festival, Freihofer’s Jazz Festival, The Vision Festival and Winter Jazzfest, and numerous events produced by the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) and Ars Nova Workshop in Philadelphia.

Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, after 6 years of classical piano study, he began taking the saxophone seriously. He studied with respected Washington, D.C. metro area saxophonists Jim Carroll, Andy Axelrad and Paul Carr, who each instilled a deep love of the bebop and post-bop vernacular (Carr turned him onto Cannonball Adderley, Arnett Cobb, Hank Mobley, Joe Henderson and Art Blakey). While pursuing a degree in public policy and a minor in jazz studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, he became immersed in college radio at WRCT-FM (where he discovered and delved deeper into the avant garde, while being exposed to all kinds of indie rock, experimental music, electronic music, hip-hop, folk music, singer-songwriters, alt-country, blues, reggae and more).  In 2003 he began writing reviews for AllAboutJazz.com, booking concerts at Carnegie Mellon.  He had internships with the Smithsonian Institution’s Jazz Appreciation Month under Dr. John Hasse, XM Satellite Radio under Mike Abrams and Maxx Myrick, WDUQ-FM under Shaunna Morrison-Machosky and eventually a job in the music publicity field at DL Media, under the mentorship of Don Lucoff, Brad Riesau and Stephanie Brown.

Aside from playing saxophone at home and listening to tons of records in a variety of genres, Matt enjoys eating Korean food, travel, speaking French and watching indie films as well as the terrible blockbuster once in a while. His wife Andreea got him into the action/spy/thriller genre after years of prodding. He is a huge comedy nerd (favorites include Patton Oswalt, Cedric The Entertainer, Brian Posehn, David Cross, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Mike Birbiglia, Mitch Hedberg (RIP), Garry Shandling (RIP), Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, Maria Bamford, Kumail Nanjiani, Nick Kroll, Abbi Jacobsen and Ilana Glazar from “Broad City” and many more).  He loves listening to podcasts (WTF with Marc Maron, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Death, Sex & Money, How to Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black and The Third Story with Leo Sidram) and is in the late stages of starting his own with co-producer Joe Branciforte.

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