Matt started his career at the Radio Academy, before bidding for FM and digital licences for GWR and GCap (now Global) including leading strategic projects at Classic FM and Capital FM. He went on to co-found Folder Media and Fun Kids. Folder created and runs the MuxCo network of DAB multiplexes as well as managing networks on behalf of Wireless and Nation. Folder also makes content – Matt co-created and produced the Love Island podcast for ITV as well as being the Executive Producer of Worst Dates for BBC Sounds and Nappy Days for MTV. Matt’s also responsible for leading the team behinds children’s media brand Fun Kids, spanning a national DAB radio station, podcast network, website and YouTube channels. Outside of the day-job, Matt co-founded Podcast Awards Ltd which run the British, Irish and Australian Podcast Awards, which he sold to Haymarket in 2022. He also writes a weekly newsletter on audio and hosts The Media Podcast.
The News Agents, a daily UK news podcast was created by Persephoncia and the media company Global, with three previous BBC talent - Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel and Lewis Goodall. The podcast has gone to the top of the UK charts generating millions of downloads. Find out how the show came into existence, why it's a fit for Global and how it's doing so well with the Founder CEO of Persephonica and the show's Executive Producer, Dino Sofos and Global's Head of News and Factual Podcasts Vicky Etchells.
The Audio Summit brings together leaders in the audio space to discuss the current trends and future outlook. This high level sessions attracts the best from the worlds of radio, audio and podcast is shouldn't be missed.
The in-car entertainment experience is seeing unprecedented change driven by internet connectivity and new technology. In amongst the wave of new apps and services, Radio remains the most popular audio source in the car. How can broadcasters stay in control of the radio experience and keep radio strong? Can Radio stay prominent as an important source of news and public value? And what technologies and features will form part of Radio 2.0 in the car?