Matt Lott

last updated on 14/09/17

I am a graduate musician from London who is currently working in video editing/digital media producing and has a strong body of work to show for it. I am ideally looking for a career in production, which allows me to create and innovate on a consistent basis. This can be within music, digital media… Read more

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Employment History

MN2S Talent Agency/Label
Social Media Manager/Creative/Client Relations July 2017

-Leading social media for many high profile client accounts, as well as for the whole company itself. These are primarily for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

-Creating promotional videos for clients, which have been seen by many thousands of people online across social media and video platforms.

-Working closely with booking agents and record label executives to ensure that all dedicated client campaigns are completed on time and have the best possible social media impact, ensuring the widest outreach for the client/artist.

-Working closely with clients to ensure they are represented in the best way possible online, and that they are seeing strong growth with their fan bases.


Freelance Writer/Editor/Stage Manager Feb 2017 - Present

-Contributing writer of music industry related articles for Global Sound Group.

-Occasional writer for NerdX, doing articles on pop culture and comics.

-Lead on video editing projects including showreels and events filming.

-Stage management and loading in for music concerts, most recently including the ‘Doctors of Madness’ comeback show at The Lexington, Angel.

-Volunteer for Sofar Sounds as a ‘Global Reviewer’, helping select artists for shows.


Diagonal View Mar – Oct 2016
Content & Edit Assistant, Producer and Channel Manager

-As Content and Edit Assistant for Sofar Sounds (client) I was responsible for quality checking, editing and uploading videos to their channel, currently above 300,000 subscribers on YouTube. Extensive SEO and constant communication with 270+ global city leaders on video and social strategy ensured the best outreach and growth. I worked on over 2000 videos and became ‘YouTube Certified’ in this role.

-As Producer/Editor for in-house Facebook pages, I attended weekly pitch and social media meetings and created around three videos a day. Some attained in excess of a hundred thousand views themselves, and millions of views per month across the Gaming, Movies, Conspiracies, Facts and Football Daily pages.

-As Channel Manager for ‘Blue Raincoat’ publishing label, I managed five artists, creating Pseudo videos using Photoshop/Final Cut for all of their YouTube pages, constantly monitored YouTube content management system to check for copyright violations and kept their artist biographies and social content updated.

-As Live Stream Assistant for in-house pages, I helped with technical set-up of streams along with community management via Facebook’s comment section.

-Voice Over artist. Performed voice-over work, including voicing ‘Iron Man’, ‘Frank Ocean’ and ‘Dwayne Johnson’ on the ‘Draw My Life’ YouTube channel.

-Mixed and arranged several music tracks for a kids YouTube channel.



Battersea Park Studios May 2015 - Jul 2015
Studio Manager and Tech Assistant Intern

-Assisted studio personnel with general housekeeping duties including refreshments, setting up/packing gear away after sessions and maintaining the studio.

-Provided ad-hoc assistance to clients with transcribing lyrics and occasional session assistance providing instrumentation for demos.

-Provided set up support and stage support for John Barrowman’s UK theatre tour in Manchester, Essex and London, touring with the support act for these shows.

-Regularly covered for the studio manager, answering the phones, welcoming and assisting studio visitors and clients, ensuring all studio residents were kept informed of any messages or meetings and keeping the studio clean, stocked and well-run.

-Provided studio support including on a Stranglers/Simple Minds collaboration in 2015, Duran Duran’s Paper Gods tour preparations and for ‘The Voice UK’ winner single recordings for Jolan, Kevin, Lydia and Cody in 2016.


Musician 2014 - now

-Recently performed with the London artist ‘Arun’ at a show in Shoreditch, and am currently writing for myself and with Los Angeles based duo, ’Thievery’.

-Performed at venues all over the UK with James Wolff, featuring on one live album ‘Live at the Old Queen’s Head’ and starring in a ‘mock-documentary’.

-Regularly collaborate with musicians across the world through live recordings, shows and online sessions, including at USC and MI in Los Angeles, California. I have written music for fashion videos with London College of Fashion students, and I continue to provide music for various video and film projects.


OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Events work for Sherpa Nov 2015-Feb 2016
Freelance Video Editor/Creative/Sound Crew 2016-Present
British Summer Time Bar/Stage Crew Summer 2015
Bartender/DJ/Stage Manager/Booking Agent at various venues Jan 2012 - Oct 2014

Education

Education History

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance: (2012-2015)

-BA (Hons) Degree in Creative Musicianship, Second Class Honours, Upper Division.

-Third Year Student Representative and member of the Institute's events team.



The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance: (2011-2012)

-Diploma (with Merit) course in Music Performance (Specialising in Guitar)



Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School: Sidcup (2004-2011):

-A Level Results: 3 A-C Grades in History, Politics and Computing

-GCSE results: 11 A-C Grades in English Language, English Lit, Maths, Art, Chemistry, Physics, History, Religious Studies, PE, Citizenship and Science