Matthew Herbert

Instrumental Ltd: Musician, Composer, Producer

Matthew Herbert is a prolific and accomplished musician, artist, producer and writer whose range of
innovative works extends from numerous albums (including the much-celebrated Bodily Functions) to Ivor
Novello nominated film scores (Life in a Day) as well as music for the theatre, Broadway, TV, games and
radio. He has performed solo, as a DJ and with various musicians including his own 18 piece big band all
round the world from the Sydney opera house, to the Hollywood Bowl and created installations, plays and
opera.

He has remixed iconic artists including Quincy Jones, Serge Gainsbourg, and Ennio Morricone and worked
closely over a number of years with musical acts as diverse as Bjork and Dizzee Rascal. He has been
sampled by J Dilla for Slum Village and another of his pieces (Cafe de Flore) inspired a movie by Jean-
Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club). He has produced other artists such as Roisin Murphy, The Invisible,
Micachu and Merz and released some of these works alongside others on his own label – Accidental
Records. He also set up NX records with Goldsmiths University to support the release of music from alumni
and others. Notable collaborators have included chef Heston Blumenthal, playwrights Caryl Churchill and
Duncan Macmillan, theatre director Lyndsey Turner, musician Arto Lindsay and writer Will Self but he is
most known for working with sound, turning ordinary or so-called found sound in to electronic music.

His most celebrated work ONE PIG followed the life of a pig from birth to plate and beyond. He is relaunching
an online Museum of Sound and is the creative director of the new Radiophonic Workshop for the BBC. His
debut play The Hush was performed at the National Theatre, his debut opera The Crackle at the Royal
Opera House and he continues to work on projects for the screen as well as the stage. His debut book
called The Music was published in 2018.

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PRESS RELEASE

New York/Barcelona, October 14, 2021. The Future Music Forum: Barcelona has merged with Music Industry City. The two firms will pool their resources to form Nybac Media Inc., which will supervise digital broadcasting, live events, and digital communities for its Music Industry City division.

Founded by music industry veterans, Peter Schwinge, former Partner and General Manager of New Music Seminar, and Founder of Moving Target Group, Mike McCready, Co-founder and CEO of Music Xray, and Niall Doorley, founder of Future Music Forum: Barcelona, Nybac Media provides an international platform that includes a broadcast network with the flagship, Music Industry News at Noon; audio drop-in talk shows and podcasts; year-round digital events; community building on the Music Industry City (MIC) website; and live events including the Future Music Forum: Barcelona.

According to Peter Schwinge, CEO and President, “This merger is a great opportunity for both companies as it will allow them to work together on projects more efficiently while expanding their reach to other areas globally where they would not have had access before. We are able to provide more opportunities for our users and partners and provide them with an opportunity to reach new audiences through the network.”

Nybac Media will rely on their deep industry connections to provide musicians access to industry experts through the MIC platform; equip the next generation of the music industry with tools, education, and networks; foster high-level discussions to affect positive change; and increase partners' access and visibility to the industry. 

“I'm delighted to announce our new partnership. I've spent the last 12 years building the Future Music Forum into what it is today, and perhaps the last 5-6 years actively seeking the ideal partner. It's ironic that it emerged at a time when the events business was perhaps in its most fragile state in living memory. I'm excited to see what we can do to help so many people advance in their careers as the industry begins to bounce back.” said Niall Doorley, Vice President and Head of Global Events.

The Music Industry City website has features for artists and people in the industry to interact in real time through communities and forums, live events, and a metaverse. The site also provides educational resources, online courses, and talks from industry leaders; health and wellness topics specifically tailored to the music industry; a personal and professional development section; a music discovery zone; and a local media outlet showcasing members and partners.

Nybac Media has offices in New York and Barcelona. The next, in-person Future Music Forum conference is set to take place in Barcelona on September 20-22, 2022.