Matt Medved
Born
Matthew Bryan Medved

EducationNorthwestern University

George Washington University Law School

Elliott School of International Affairs
Occupation
  • Journalist
  • DJ
  • record producer

Matthew Bryan Medved is an American entrepreneur, journalist, DJ and record producer. He is the co-founder and CEO of nft now, a web3 media company focused on NFT coverage and curation.[1]

Medved previously served as senior vice president of content at lifestyle publisher Modern Luxury [2] and editor-in-chief of Spin, an American music and culture magazine.[3] He is the founder of Billboard Dance, Billboard's dance and electronic music channel.[4][5][6][7]

Background

Medved grew up in Rochester, New York. Medved is a graduate of Northwestern University where he majored in journalism and worked for the Medill Innocence Project.

While earning law and master's degrees from George Washington University, Medved worked for global conflict resolution NGO Search for Common Ground in Nigeria.[8][9][10] He is based in New York City.

Career

Billboard

In May 2015, Medved launched Billboard Dance, Billboard's dance and electronic music channel.[5][6] While growing Billboard's dance music audience more than eightfold, he played a key role in breaking future headliners like Kygo and Marshmello.[11][12]

In September 2017, Medved co-hosted the inaugural Electronic Music Awards in Los Angeles.[13][14]

In March 2018, Medved launched Billboard's new ranking of dance musicians titled Billboard Dance 100.[15][16]

In April 2018, Medved broke the news of Swedish star Avicii's death in Billboard and made appearances on Good Morning America, The New York Times Popcast, Reuters TV and CBS New York to discuss his life and legacy.[17][18][19][20][21]

During his time at Billboard, artists like Alison Wonderland, REZZ, TOKiMONSTA, DJ Snake, Marshmello, Zedd, Major Lazer, The Chainsmokers, Diplo, Kygo, Martin Garrix and Steve Angello appeared on the magazine's cover.[22]

Spin

In December 2018, Medved was named editor-in-chief of Spin.[3] During his tenure, artists like Billie Eilish, Ty Dolla $ign, Charli XCX and Avicii graced the publication's cover. After rebranding Spin and growing its audience more than 40 percent, Medved exited with the title's sale to private equity in 2020.[23]

Modern Luxury

In August 2020, Medved was named senior vice president of content at lifestyle publisher Modern Luxury, whose titles include Ocean Drive, Hamptons, Gotham, LA Confidential, Aspen, Boston Common, Philadelphia Style, Chicago Social, San Francisco, Vegas and more.[2]

DJ

As a DJ/producer, Medved has performed at global festivals including Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, Billboard Hot 100 Festival, Sunset Music Festival, Sunburn Festival, Camp Bisco, Oasis Festival and Abroadfest.[24][25][26]

He has signed releases to Interscope Records, RCA Records, Astralwerks and Downtown Records.[27][28][29] His remix of Marshmello and Bastille's hit single "Happier" has more than 10 million streams on Spotify.[30]

References

  1. ^ "Christie's Partners With nft now on "The Gateway" Exhibition". HYPEBEAST. 2021-11-23. Retrieved 2021-12-28.
  2. ^ a b Hopkins, Kathryn (2020-10-23). "Media Carousel: Modern Luxury's New Digital Content Head and More". WWD. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  3. ^ a b "Matt Medved Named Editor-in-Chief of Spin". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  4. ^ "Matt Medved". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  5. ^ a b "Billboard Launches New Digital Channel Dedicated to Dance Music". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  6. ^ a b "Matt Medved To Spear Head Billboard's Push Into Dance Music | Your EDM". Your EDM. 2015-05-10. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  7. ^ "Billboard Dance Founder Matt Medved on Discovering Artists That Deserve Attention: Interview". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  8. ^ "Aspire To Inspire 183: Matt Medved | Your EDM". Your EDM. 2017-03-30. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  9. ^ "Career Spotlight: Matt Medved - EDMJobs". EDMJobs. 2015-05-10. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  10. ^ "10 Things We Learned From Billboard Dance Editor Matt Medved's Reddit AMA". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  11. ^ "Matt Medved Named Editor-in-Chief of Spin". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-12-05.
  12. ^ "Billboard Dance Founder Matt Medved on Discovering Artists That Deserve Attention: Interview". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-12-05.
  13. ^ "First Electronic Music Awards Announce Live Performances by Moby, Orbital, Autograf & More". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  14. ^ "Electronic Music Awards Announces Performers for First Ever Show, Includes Moby, Autograf and more - EDMTunes". EDMTunes. 2017-08-31. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  15. ^ "Billboard Dance 100 Artists of 2018: The Complete List". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  16. ^ "The Chainsmokers named top DJs in the world by Billboard". WJBD Radio. Archived from the original on 2018-03-22. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  17. ^ "Avicii's Life & Legacy: Timeless Music Tinged With Tragedy". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  18. ^ "Video: Music world celebrates life of influential DJ Avicii". ABC News. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  19. ^ "Avicii: Overexposed and Underappreciated?". Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  20. ^ "DJ Avicii, electronic dance music star, dead at 28 - Reuters TV". Reuters TV. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  21. ^ "Avicii - CBS New York".
  22. ^ "Billboard Back Issues". Billboard Magazine Store. Retrieved 2020-10-12.
  23. ^ "Billboard-The Hollywood Reporter Media Group Sells Spin, Agreement in Place for Sale of Stereogum". Billboard. 2020-01-16. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  24. ^ "Tomorrowland". www.tomorrowland.com. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  25. ^ "Lineup – EDC Las Vegas 2018". lasvegas.electricdaisycarnival.com. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  26. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival 2018 | August 18–19 Jones Beach, NY". Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  27. ^ "Exclusive Premiere: Matt Medved's Surgical Remix of SomeKindaWonderful's 'Reverse'". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  28. ^ "Matt Medved drops off infectious remix of Marshmello and Bastille's sweeping hit 'Happier'". Dancing Astronaut. 2018-12-05. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  29. ^ "Listen to Maroon 5's 'Sugar' Get a House Music Makeover on Matt Medved Remix". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  30. ^ Happier - Matt Medved Remix, retrieved 2020-08-19