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Matt Fink, better known as Dr. Fink from Prince and the Revolution, is a keyboardist, producer, and songwriter. He has worked with many artists, songwriters and producers, including The Time, Lipps Inc., The Jets, Vanity 6, David Z. Bobby Z. P. Diddy, The Rembrandts, Phil Solem, PC Munoz, 7 Aurelius, Steve Nathan, Shock G, Kris Vanderheyden and Marc Mozart. Matt has won 3 Grammys and 2 American Music Awards for his work.
|Birth name||Matthew Robert Fink|
|Born||February 8, 1958|
|Origin||Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA|
|Genres||Funk, R&B, alternative dance, pop|
|Occupation(s)||Keyboardist, songwriter, record producer|
|Instruments||Synthesizer, keyboard, piano, sampler, vocals, vocoder|
|Labels||Warner Bros., Paisley Park Records, Sony|
|Associated acts||Prince, The Revolution, New Power Generation, Madhouse, Lipps Inc., The Time, Vanity 6|
Life and careerEdit
His work with Prince includes co-writing credits on the songs "Dirty Mind", "Computer Blue", "17 Days", "America" and "It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night," as well as performing credits on the albums Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999, Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day, Parade, Sign "O" the Times, Lovesexy, The Black Album, and Graffiti Bridge.
In 1987 Matt opened his own studio facility in Minneapolis, now called “The Operating Room”, where he works on other projects such as his Sony Acid Loop Libraries titled Dr. Fink’s Funk Factory and Matt Fink’s StarView Session Keys which is also part of the quartet of the Artist Integrated Sample Libraries.
After his tenure with Prince, he was hired as staff producer/engineer for Minneapolis based record label K-Tel/Dominion Entertainment, from 1991-1996. In 2001 he released the solo album Ultrasound. Other credits include video game soundtracks for Headgames/Activision, work with King Show Games on both voiceover and music for various casino game machines, and various PBS documentaries. Matt has also written and produced various advertising spots.
In 2007, Matt signed an exclusive management deal with the German based management and production company, Mozart & Friends, where he worked on various projects for Universal Music Group, Warner Bros. and Sony Entertainment.
Matt is currently performing with The Revolution, who will have a song featured in the upcoming Netflix feature, Wine Country starring Amy Pohler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, and Tina Fey. He is also the Director of Artist Relations for the new music streaming service MyMyMusic, and has recently joined forces with head engineer Eric Blomquist here at River Rock Studios as a staff Producer/Engineer.