I'm an admin ninja with 20 years of experience in all facets of the music industry (label, studio, events, management), plus as an artist, dj, producer and engineer.
I'm in LA to further my writing/production career while also looking to work with various creative teams and independent artists to help realize their projects 3-4 days/week.
I typically work with artists, managers or small labels to help them get their administrative house in order. This can be anything from career and strategic planning to social media, bookkeeping to negotiating contracts.
Some work I’ve done:
2014-present: Freelance Music Industry Consultant, Montreal and Los Angeles
2012-2014: Office/Business Manager, Turbo Recordings, Montreal
2011-2012: Bookkeeper/Grantwriter, M for Montreal, Montreal
2004-2008: Manager, Bodega Audio Record Company, Montreal, Canada
2001-2002: Assistant to the Head of Membership, British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), London, UK
Other clients: Sweet.io, Little Scream, Half Moon Run, Ian Kelly, Opak Media, Blue Skies Turn Black, Secret City, Musicor, Imposs, Jennifer Gasoi.
Some things I do:
• Administration, bookkeeping, financial reports/forecasts, career planning.
• Negotiate contracts, advance live shows, purchasing, scheduling, social media.
• Photoshop, Illustrator, Google Suite, MS Office, CRM (Sidekick, Outreach), web tools (Wordpress, Wix, Sitecore).
• Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton Live, Cubase
• Type 70 words per minute.
Contact me through the blue button above and lets get to work.
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Terms of Service
I'm looking to work with Soundbetter clients 3-4 days/week, ideally in Central/Eastern LA. I book in a 3 hour minimum block but other than that I'm happy to work around your schedule.
Reviews of Matthew Justin
Working with Matthew on my album was such a gratifying experience! He has a great capacity for partnering creatively as a producer and songwriter to help you realize your vision, while also expertly managing your project and keeping it on track. Matthew is a delight to work with, professional, and full of great ideas. You'll be in good hands!
I've referred clients to Matthew for electronic/dance remixes of acoustic recordings, and he's always come back with really cool productions on a quick turnaround. I've also consulted with him for info on Canadian grant application procedures. highly recommend.