Matt is a Music Supervisor, specializing in source music research and copyright clearance. His career spans 25 years, with his most recent projects including “This Is Going To Hurt”, “After Life”, “Sex Education”, ‘Hacks”, “I May Destroy You”, and “The End Of The F**king World”.
In 2021 Matt, together with Ciara Elwis, won Outstanding Music Supervision at the Creative Arts Emmys for their work on Michael Coel’s BBC Drama “I May Destroy You”. The soundtrack has been described by the New York Times as “Stunning”.
According to Netflix’s own numbers, “Sex Education” was watched by 40 million households in it’s first month, and The Hollywood Reporter’s Billboard Top TV Chart for January 2019 saw three songs from the show in the Top 10. The show also features original songs from Ezra Furman, along with songs by Chip Taylor, Devo, Muddy Waters, Billy Idol, Parliament and The Smiths. Seasons 2 and 3 continued this trend, with 45 million and 55 million households watching respectively. 6 out of 10 songs from the show were in the 2020 Billboard Top TV Chart, 3 out of 10 songs were in the 2021 Billboard Top TV Chart, and the show was in Tunefind’s Top 10 TV Shows Chart, using a formula blending their data with sales and streaming information.
“The End Of The F**king World” was scored by Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, and featured songs by Janis Ian, Hank Williams, Francoise Hardy, Shuggie Otis and Fleetwood Mac, as well a host of unknown doo-wop gems. The soundtrack has been universally praised and singled out as a highlight of the show. The Hollywood Reporter’s Billboard Top TV Chart for January 2018 featured four songs from the show in its Top 10.
Matt joined Air-Edel as receptionist in 1996 and was quickly recognised as something of an anorak / musical know-all. He cut his creative teeth sourcing music for commercials, such as Jonathan Glazer’s “Guinness – Swimblack” campaign, and during this time he began cultivating relationships with key members of the music industry. He moved into feature films and has garnered a reputation for being a canny negotiator, as well as having an encyclopaedic knowledge of the history of popular music.
Apart from winning the Emmy, he considers one of the high points of his career to be “Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire”, for which he put together a wizarding rock group consisting of Jarvis Cocker from Pulp, and Jonny Greenwood and Philip Selway from Radiohead. He’s also very quietly proud of being the man responsible for putting Nick Cave’s “O Children” in a Harry Potter film.