Matthew Bryan Medved
Rochester, New York, U.S.
|Education||Northwestern University Elliott School of International Affairs|
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.
Medved previously served as senior vice president of content at lifestyle publisher Modern Luxury  and editor-in-chief of Spin, an American music and culture magazine. He is the founder of Billboard Dance, Billboard's dance and electronic music channel.
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. He is based in New York City.
In May 2015, Medved launched Billboard Dance, Billboard's dance and electronic music channel. While growing Billboard's dance music audience more than eightfold, he played a key role in breaking future headliners like Kygo and Marshmello.
In September 2017, Medved co-hosted the inaugural Electronic Music Awards in Los Angeles.
In March 2018, Medved launched Billboard's new ranking of dance musicians titled Billboard Dance 100.
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.
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.
In December 2018, Medved was named editor-in-chief of Spin. 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.
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.
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.
He has signed releases to Interscope Records, RCA Records, Astralwerks and Downtown Records. His remix of Marshmello and Bastille's hit single "Happier" has more than 10 million streams on Spotify.