1. Here at Grooveshark, we’re all about discovering new artists. This week we’re kicking off our new initiative, Grooveshark Artist Profiler, where we introduce to you some of our favorite upcoming musicians. Each week we’ll be interviewing some of the latest and greatest emerging artists so you can get to know a little more about their sound. We’re rolling out our very first Grooveshark Artist Profiler with Mat Musto, so read on to learn more about this incredible new artist!

    Mat Musto, aka Blackbear, is a gifted artist who produces feel-good music with an intriguing voice that is hard not to love.

    Mat, now 20, started playing guitar when he was six years old. He considers himself the “Johnny Depp” of the music industry and has been rocking the underground scene for the past few years. Grooveshark is loving his album “Year Of The Blackbear” and believes he’s ready for more. 

    The Basics
    ·      Given Name: Mat Musto AKA Blackbear
    ·      Age: 20
    ·      Hometown: Daytona Beach, FL

    What instruments do you play?

    I sing, dance, and play the guitar, bass, drums, piano, harmonica, banjo, organ, and the human heart.

    Who would be your dream collaboration?

    I would love to collaborate with Chis Martin, Jakob Dylan, Andrew McMahon, Kanye West, or Hall & Oates.. but most of all I’d like to do something with Gaga.. we’re both weird.

    Describe your music in 3 words.

    Self-dissect, storybook, human-emotions.

    Most visited websites?

    Tumblr.com, cute pets / kittens blog, anything with pictures of nice butts, twitter, and wikipedia.

    What’s your spirit animal?

    Michelle Branch

    And last but not least, what’s your favorite food?

    Anything Vegetarian / Italian/ Mexican .. Perogies.. sometimes leftover fried rice.. Spicy shit too. Lot’s of organics and Naked drinks.. Arizona cranberry tea.

    Upon hearing that Mat Musto mentioned Michelle Branch in this interview with Grooveshark, Michelle responded to him on Twitter and seemingly making his day with this:

    You can listen to Mat’s album “Year Of The Blackbear” below!

  2. Wanna spruce up your Grooveshark homepage? Check out some of the latest themes we’ve launched!

    Every shark can add these groovy new artist themes:

    Candyman187- High Off the Fame

    Mat Musto- Year of the Black Bear

    And, for our Plus and Anywhere Subscribers, we released this super handy Calendar theme that changes as the months go by.


    In case you’ve been left in the dark, the theme selector is located on the right-hand side of the home page, above the queue.

    What theme are you rockin’?