Director / Producer
A life in music:
Half English and half Finnish, Matt Meyers (45) is a forward thinking entrepreneur who over the last 27 years has been working at the forefront of the global music industry and constantly pushing to develop new business models and strategies within the industries ever changing climate.
Matt has been personally responsible for establishing over five hundred recording contracts to date for the artists, writers, producers and clients he has been commissioned to work with or consult for. In turn these contracts have led to a countless number of commercial releases around the world on all of the major and key independent labels. These releases have led to well over one hundred Top 10 chart successes to date, including dozens of #1 chart positions in the UK and around the World, with accumulated sales in the hundreds of millions and streams in the billions.
Throughout Matt’s group of music related businesses his current music activities see him working as an artist development consultant, A&R specialist, music publisher, chart promotion consultant, national television music director, multi-studio complex owner, major brand representative, legal advisor and International licensing specialist.
As an award winning music producer and DJ (working under sereral aliases) Matt has achieved dozens of chart hitting singles and club hits and produced for artists such as Nicole Scherzinger, Chaka Khan, Afrojack, CeCe Peniston, Karen Harding, Alesha Dixon, Herb Alpert, Wiz Khalifa, Keri Hilson, Snoop Dog, Allegra, Lindsay Lohan, Crystal Waters, Robin S, Inaya Day, Deborah Cox, Snow, Judge Jules, Paul Harris, Noelia and many others.
An Interesting fact:
Matt's father 'David Meyers' was also a very respected individual within the music industry as a songwriter and studio owner. Dave wrote many successful songs and a few big hits and worked with many of the industries biggest names. Dave and his writing partner 'John Worsley' discovered the legendary artist 'Billy Ocean' (who even lived with Dave's family for a while and would babysit Matt and his brothers at times). Dave also had songs in the Eurovision Song Contest 3 times, scoring a rare top three position at #3 for the UK in 1973 with the Hit single 'Jack In The Box' by 'Cloudagh Rogers'. The guys also wrote and produce the Hit single 'Luton Airport' amongst others.
Matt's music career yearly 'Highlights' in chronological order:
• Age 15 (1990) The British rave scene had kicked off, and Matt became totally obsessed with the Acid house, garage, and hardcore music he was hearing on the pirate radio stations.
• Age 16 (1991) Attended his first rave ever, Inter-Dance at Sterns in Worthing, followed closely by Orange at the Rocket on Holloway Road, Camden, and thereafter attended most raves and club nights he could for many years to come.
• Age 17 (1992) Spent as much time as possible in recording studios learning to produce and in record stores buying music. He was also learning to DJ at every given opportunity and wouldn't go to a friend's house without taking his Technics 1210s, unless there were already a set of decks there, which was usually the case during that time.
• Age 18 (1993) His dad started force-feeding him music business contracts so he would learn the business. It was so boring at the time, but he gained a solid understanding of the music industry (which was rare amongst DJs and producers), and he soon became very grateful for his persistence.
• Age 19 (1994) After finishing his BTEC in architecture, he was employed as a talent scout by Mega Records on Denmark Street in Soho, at the time they signed the global hit by Ace Of Base 'All That She Wants'. He was engaged as a talent scout for both Warner and Sony Music. He went to the infamous Club UK in Wandsworth around 48 Saturdays out of the 52 that year, usually with about 20 or so of his raving family!
• Age 20 (1995) Organized many large monthly raves outside of London (ongoing through the '90s).
• Age 21 (1996) Made resident DJ at the prestigious Ministry of Sound nightclub in London on the legendary Frisky nights for Decorum.
• Age 22 (1997) Invited as a DJ guest to appear on the legendary Saturday night 'Judge and The Jury' radio show on Kiss FM, alongside some of the biggest International DJs of the time, such as Judge Jules, Seb Fontaine, The Aloof, and Jo Lively.
• Age 23 (1998) Guest radio spot on Graham Gold's Saturday night dance anthems show on Kiss FM alongside DJ Gizmo.
• Age 24 (1999) Promoted events at many of London's most iconic venues.
• Age 25 (2000) Acquired ownership of the world-famous London Bridge recording studios 'The Hit Factory' (of Stock, Aitken, and Waterman success).
• Age 26 (2001) Along with his brother Warren, they partnered with Michael Loney, formerly of Virgin Records (who went on to co-manage Robbie Williams at IE), and concluded an approximate half-million-pound redevelopment of 'The Hit Factory' into a 6000 square foot ultra-modern studio and creative complex.
• Age 27 (2002) Relocated several highly successful music producers into 'The New Hit Factory', including ESP from Murlyn Music Sweden, Julian Napolitano, Scott Mac, Andy Manston, Simon Langford, and Tony Briscoe. Established a co-management relationship with Rob Davies, who was formerly the Head of International Music for BMG, and an amazing character called Steve Burden, who was Rob's partner in Escape Management and who sadly passed away at a very early age a few years later.
• Age 28 (2003) Met the amazingly talented 'Dale Askew', who would later become his and his brother's business partner for 16 years and counting.
• Age 29 (2004): He co-wrote and produced the huge #1 club chart hit 'Hypnotic Erotic Games' with his brother Warren Meyers, under a brand new guise called 'Soulshaker'. This led to over 100 top 40 chart positions for Soulshaker since 2004 to the present day and studio projects for and with countless A-list artists.
• Age 30 (2005): He co-founded (with his brother Warren) the now globally respected 360-degree music and media stable 'Audiofreaks Music'.
• Age 32 (2007): Dale Askew, one of the best producers in dance music, joined the Audiofreaks partnership as a director.
• Age 33 (2008): The Galactic Media Group was formed to encompass the publishing company 'Galactic Music' and the hit-making production company 'Audiofreaks Music'.
• Age 34 (2009): He established a major sub-publishing deal with the legendary 'Pieter Van Bodegraven' with the Endemol-owned Talpa Music, owners of The Voice TV format.
• Age 35 (2010): A global publishing deal was established for Audiofreaks/Galactic Music with Peer Music, and a label deal was set up with 3 Beat Records.
• Age 36 (2013): He partnered with Tony Adams to build and establish a brand new multi-recording studio complex next to Biggin Hill Airport in Kent called Galactic Studios. Tony surpassed their expectations and built a truly incredible complex. He also signed the incredible 'Scott Stoddart' who the Audiofreaks Music family helped develop into becoming one of the most prolific hit makers in Kpop and Jpop (ongoing).
• Age 37 (2012): He was engaged as the Music Director and music producer by ITV Television Studios for the reality music TV series 'The Big Reunion'. Matt's teams recorded and produced the pop acts Liberty X, Blue, Five, A1, B*Witched, Atomic Kitten, Honeyz, Eternal, 911 Damage, and Michael Jackson's Nephews '3T'. This led to Michael Jackson's brothers hanging out with Matt and his team at their new studio complex.
• Age 38 (2015): He was engaged by the iconic clothing brands Fila and Russell Athletic to handle their brand-to-music strategy (ongoing). He also set up a label deal with Tommy Boy Records in the US.
• Age 39 (2014): He established a publishing partnership in Japan with Nichion Music (ongoing). He won a National Television Award (NTA) for The Big Reunion series which also went on to sell out two huge UK arena tours, including the biggest audience ever to that date at the O2.
• Age 40 (2015): Matt and his team went on to make the title music for 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' (theme music still being used today) which they recorded with their own Audiofreaks Music artist 'Jenna Donnelly' (who was also their first publishing company's songwriter signing circa 2008). He met Roxanne Woodcock, who would go on to become a core part of their group of companies and their publishing manager.
• At the age of 41 in 2016, Matt achieved notable accomplishments by creating music, including titles, for various TV formats such as ITV1's "Surprise Surprise," ITV2's "Peter Andre Show," E4's "Road to Ibiza," and ITV1's "Meet The Parents with Holly Willoughby." In addition, Matt discovered a talented young artist named 'Allegra' and initiated a long-term artist development and co-management journey with her, alongside his friend and business associate 'Chris Herbert' and the Audiofreaks Music family. This collaboration continues to this day.
• When Matt turned 42 in 2017, he took a significant step forward by establishing 'Audiofreaks Studios,' a new recording studio complex located in Westerham, Kent. Notably, the studio was situated just a few doors away from Brian Higgin's 'Xenomania' studios. During the same year, Matt also formed a publishing partnership with Music Cube in South Korea.
• At the age of 43 in 2018, Matt achieved several chart-topping hits with many of Japan's biggest artists. These successes continued in subsequent years.
• When Matt reached the age of 44 in 2019, he started gaining recognition within the Kpop scene by securing cuts with some of the biggest artists, resulting in numerous hits.
• In 2020, at the age of 45, Matt fulfilled a long-standing dream by scoring a number one on the US Billboard Chart with Deborah Cox. The project was written and produced by Matt's brother 'Warren,' with the assistance of 'Jenna Doyle (Donnelly).' Matt played a vital role in A&R'ing the project.
• Continuing his journey, at the age of 46 in 2021, Matt constructed a brand-new recording studio facility and creative space for the Audiofreaks Music family. This facility was situated on the scenic North Downs border, encompassing the areas of London, Surrey, and Kent. Matt's releases included collaborations with esteemed artists such as Vintage Culture, Don Diablo, Todd Terry, Sam Feldt, and John Newman.
• Finally, at the age of 48 in 2023, worked with superstar DJ Producer 'Tiesto' by way of a collaboration he set up alongside collegue and friend Gianluca Pizzorno out of LA for Allegra on her Round & Round single.
Matt and his team also served as music producers for the global Netflix show, "DANCE 100," produced by Studio Lambert. They also achieved significant success by making a splash on major TV shows in the US with the launch of MENUDO. Additionally, they secured the debut single for the newly formed 'Menudo,' a group that was formerly the biggest Latino boyband in history and now featured new members. To be continued....
"Life is all about sharing a journey with people you love :-) If it wasn't for our amazingly passionate team of dedicated believers, none of this would be happening. We are all genuine people, and feel like brothers and sisters on a mission to succeed on the highest stage within the global music industry. We just want the best for everyone, and want to have a happy life doing something we all Love. Our whole team have served their time in the music business 'trenches' for many years, and collectively have a single minded faith that we will still be doing this in many many years to come. We are dreamers who think big, but we've also learned that enjoying the day to day journey is the most important thing of all."
The whole Story:
If you would like to know more about Matt's journey within the Music Industry and how he overcame crippling anxiety to build a highly successful group of companies please watch this video interview (filmed circa 2015):