Hi, I’m Matt. Among many other things, I create playback and tracks for major bands and artists. I worked the scene in Nashville for over 20 years, and can offer great insight to anyone wishing to understand the inner workings of Music City USA. I have worked with a multitude of world class acts, including Walk The Moon, Florida Georgia Line, Kings of Leon, Nick Jonas, Keith Urban, and many more.

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  • Moving to a major music hub like Nashville, and navigating the highly competitive music scene.
  • Any aspect of drumming. I have been, and still am on occasions, a professional working drummer. I was also drum-tech for the Kings of Leon, and Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen.
  • Any aspect of Ableton Live - I am highly skilled practitioner in all aspects of this platform.
  • My work in live music production, artist, musician and band development, creative direction, musical direction, touring support and general music business consultancy.
  • Creation of intro and segue music for live shows.


  • Music Direction clients include Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Rodney Atkins, Walker Hayes and Maren Morris, among many others (See more details).
  • Music programming and content clients include Alicia Keys, Kings of Leon, Little Big Town, Nick Jonas, The Fray, Walk The Moon, Keith Urban, and many more.
  • My work has been featured on various award shows, including BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards 2018, Grammy Awards, CMT/CMA/ACM awards, MTV European Music Awards and Radio Disney Music Awards among many others.
  • In addition, my work has also been featured on several music festival stages, including the iHeart Radio Festival and the CMA Music Festival.

Additional Skills

Music DirectorAuditioning GuidanceMusical DirectorAbleton LiveLive PerformancePerformance Coach

Matt Payne

Playback and track creator for artists and bands. Walk the Moon, Kings of Leon, Keith Urban.

$2.50 / minute

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Matt Payne

Location: Nashville, TN
Timezone: Central Standard Time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US and Canada)
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