“I didn’t pursue music; music pursued me.”
Film/TV Music Producer, Matthew Head has built a career through sheer talent, resilience and by earning the respect of power players within his industry including Oprah Winfrey and celebrated Broadway Director, Kenny Leon. Through these coveted positions the Marietta-native’s work has won an Emmy, an NAACP Image Award, a Peabody Award, and countless nominations. With over 50 credits to his name, Head brings masterful insight and a keen ear to each and every project. From hard-hitting documentaries that challenge the viewer to change the way they think about the world to light-hearted comedy that offers the escapism movies often do; from packed theatres to a home audience, no matter the scale he uses his unique ability to move an audience through music; to take a scene and accentuate key moments to increase the intensity of a line, word, glance or motion.
As Atlanta’s Film and TV music man, Head has secured the position of Music Producer for OWN’s number one rated show “Greenleaf” for a second year and Kenny Leon’s go-to guy for theatre productions. In 2017 alone, Head curated music for the reincarnation of “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” a star-studded production of “Our Town” (that included Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., and Mark Ruffalo), and the upcoming August Wilson play “King Hedley II.” Head’s work on AJC’s “Doctors & Sex Abuse” documentary also helped earn the team a Peabody Award furthering his reputation as the region’s Renaissance man.
At just 5-years-old, Matthew began playing piano and by 12 began writing music. His mother and school teacher played instrumental, jazz, and new age music in their Marietta, Ga home while the future composer/producer found joy listening to the Michael Jackson albums curated by mastermind Quincy Jones. He later went to Savannah State University on a football scholarship but ended up dropping out to pursue music and returned to Marietta where he landed a job at a small studio in Smyrna.
Matthew continued pursuing his gift, and through that he landed projects with Capital Records and Atlantic Records. Through one of his contacts, he was introduced to the TV/Film world, and since 2008 then he ultimately transitioned from producing albums to composing and scoring only. He continues to build his body of work and through that has gained a stellar reputation for excellence while maintaining an approachable attitude.