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A forty plus year career filled with many achievements has made him one of the true legends of the Australian music business. He has launched the careers of many Australian artists including Savage Garden, Killing Heidi and Australian Crawl. He has also worked with some of the biggest names in the business including Crowded House, David Bowie, The Saints, Blondie, The Butterfly Effect, Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, Radiohead, Iron Maiden, Duran Duran and Russell Morris.

At the moment, Michael's roster includes Lipstereo, UB40, Natalie Gauci (Australian Idol), Peter Freebairn, Mike McClellan, Kevin Johnson, Phil Manning (Chain), Jacobs Run, Saturday's Child, Trickster, Jade Holland and King Canyon. A passionate supporter of the Australian music industry, Michael is working on a series of titles for the Australian Road Crew Association (Black Box Records) featuring never before heard live albums by Crowded House, Midnight Oil, Australian Crawl, Vince Jones, Men At Work, Neil Finn, Models and Archie Roach. 



Michael Matthews was sent from Sydney to Melbourne in 1980 as a young record executive for EMI Records. His brief was to get representation for EMI local and international artists on the hottest TV music show in the country, Countdown. 

Michael Matthews with Neil Finn - Pop Preservation Society

Neil Finn & Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews with Kim Wilde and Paul Barker - Pop Preservation Society

Paul Barker, Kim Wilde & Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews with Ian "Molly" Meldrum and Simon Le Bon - Pop Preservation Society

Michael Matthews, Ian "Molly" Meldrum & Simon Le Bon

Michael Matthews with Richard Lush - Pop Preservation Society

Richard Lush & Michael Matthews

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