Matt began his career as a music journalist, working at international publications such as Spin magazine. He is a successful music business entrepreneur, music business speaker, educator and artist manager, running campaigns for a host of successful bands, signing major publishing and recording contracts, leading headline tours of the UK, Europe, America and much more. In 2015, he won the Music Export For Growth award from The BPI and UK Trade and Industry, for his work developing UK artists overseas. He is the founder and co-director of SMB: The School of Music Business in London, a pioneering organisation that work to educate, inspire and empower future music industry professionals across the world.