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Music Industry News: Artist/Songwriter Matthew Nicholson Achieves Placement for VICE Show on HBO

By Mary Woodcock on 15 Nov 2017

“I constantly tell this story as it shows the organisation of music supervisors but also the need to be patient with sync. Nearly 6 months after pitching to this, an email popped into my inbox requesting a license for use in a Vice/HBO documentary. Patience is a virtue!” Christo Patricios, Sync Manager

We’re happy to see our member Matthew Nicholson getting a placement on an HBO production, using Music Gateway’s sync portal. We pitched the track, and almost half a year later got the placement.

HBO, a division of Time Warner, is one of the world’s most successful premium television companies. They’re the home to popular and groundbreaking series, documentaries, sports and blockbuster movies delivered to consumers worldwide across a wide range of platforms.

Who is Matthew?

Matthew is a composer and recording artist from Geelong, Australia. Currently, he’s based in Los Angeles and writes and produces music for media, as well as art and band projects.

Matthew’s also part of a dream-pop trio AT/ALL on the rise. AT/ALL signed a publishing deal with Bankrobber Music NYC.  With the first single reaching 100,000 plays on Spotify, it’s exciting to see what else will happen once their music syncs with film, tv and ads.

Now living in Hollywood, he’s working with composing cues for feature films with friend and accomplished Hollywood film composer, Sean Murray.

Matthew is juggling a lot of interesting projects and is right now also working on finishing albums in his name Matthew Liam Nicholson, as well as his main band Function Ensemble. Function Ensemble has previously had three critically highly regarded LPs.

Being a freelancer, Matthew says “my livelihood is a rich network of connection and good people”.

We are incredibly happy for this great achievement that Matthew managed to land as one of our great talents.

To connect with professionals like Matthew and to get your music put forward for sync, start your journey to success here.