Matthew Covey

Exec Dir

Matthew Covey has worked in music and arts immigration since 1996. As a member of the critically acclaimed US/Slovak indie-rock band Skulpey, as Knitting Factory Records’ Amsterdam booking agent, and as the manager of Grammy Award winning band, the Klezmatics, Covey’s varied career has afforded him a comprehensive understanding of the entertainment industries. Covey is a founding director of Tamizdat, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that promotes international cultural exchange. He has presented and chaired panels on artist mobility issues at numerous conferences, including SXSW, NXNE, CMJ, WOMEX, Folk Alliance, APAP, Mundial Montreal, WAA, M4Music, and Eurosonic. He holds a J.D. from New York Law, an M.A. from University College Dublin, and a B.A. from Oberlin College, and is admitted to the New York Bar.

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