• matt mcginley

    musician and composer.

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    Sometimes I create music for long-form radio shows. Most notably; This American Life, Serial, The Trojan Horse Affair, Nice White Parents, We Were Three, and S-Town.

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    As a drummer and/or musical director, I've performed with a range of artists. Most notably; Gym Class Heroes, Bruno Mars, Ryn Weaver, Adam Levine, and Wafia.


    Not currently available to tour, but feel free to reach out -- I usually have some ideas.

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    Sometimes I create music for advertisement and broadcast spots. Most notably; Facebook, Moderna, United Rentals, and Wegman's.

  • Listen.

  • live performance.

    Drums & Musical Direction & Playback.

    DRUM the Jewels. An assortment of Run the Jewels music; interpreted for live drums.

    Hybrid Drumming. This is meant to be a test of integrating live AND electronic drum elements. Using Ableton, the idea is that samples & triggers will cycle in quick succession; allowing more elements to be performed & recreated in a live scenario.

    Training Day. Playing through the bands entire 2018 summer tour set - in less than 10 minutes. Recorded in one full take with no comping or edits.

  • advertising.

    A selection of spots I've created music for

  • Reach out.

    Based in NY. Decent hang. Black coffee drinker. Okay-ish tennis player.

    Professional Affiliations: Proud member of the SCL (Society of Composers and Lyricists), IDA (International Documentary Association), GMS (Friend of the Guild of Music Supervisors), and The Podcast Academy.