Matt Medved heads Billboard’s dance/electronic music department and cross-department content strategy, founding digital vertical Billboard Dance in 2015 and its Billboard Dance 100 artist rankings in 2018, as well as scaling their growth strategies to other genre verticals. He holds law and master’s degrees from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Medved hosted the inaugural Electronic Music Awards in 2017 and has been featured and interviewed as a guest expert by The New York Times, The Associated Press, Reuters, TIME, GQ, CNN, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Access Hollywood and more. He has also spoken at Harvard Business School, SXSW, Winter Music Conference, EDMBiz, Amsterdam Dance Event, Canadian Music Week, International Music Summit, Oceanic Ibiza, XLIVE, and more.
As a DJ, producer and curator, Medved has performed at top global festivals like Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, EDC Japan, Electric Zoo, Billboard Hot 100 Fest, India’s Sunburn Festival and Morocco’s Oasis Festival, signed releases to Interscope and Downtown Records, and contributed to SiriusXM.
Before joining Billboard, Medved conducted human rights field research and wrote nearly $2 million in funded grants to the US Department of State and USAID as a consultant for conflict resolution NGO Search for Common Ground in Nigeria — where he also reached more than 6 million listeners as a guest resident DJ at Africa’s largest radio station.