Doctor Fink

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Doctor Fink
Birth nameMatthew Robert Fink
Born (1958-02-08) February 8, 1958 (age 61)
OriginMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA
GenresFunk, R&B, alternative dance, pop
Occupation(s)Keyboardist, songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsSynthesizer, keyboard, piano, sampler, vocals, vocoder
Years active1978–present
LabelsWarner Bros., Paisley Park Records, Sony
Associated actsPrince, The Revolution, New Power Generation, Madhouse, Lipps Inc., The Time, Vanity 6

Matt Fink, better known as Dr. Fink from Prince and the Revolution, is a keyboardist, producer, and songwriter. He has worked with 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. Fink has won 3 Grammys and 2 American Music Awards for his work.

Life and career[edit]

Fink joined Prince’s band in 1978, which later became The Revolution. His work with The Revolution includes the 1984 album Purple Rain, which has sold over 25 million copies worldwide.

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 Fink 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. Fink has also written and produced various advertising spots.

In 2007, Fink 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.

Fink is currently[needs update] performing with The Revolution, who will have a song featured in the upcoming Netflix feature,[needs update] Wine Country starring Amy Pohler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, and Tina Fey. He is also the Director of Artist Relations for the music streaming service MyMyMusic, and has recently[when?] joined River Rock Studios as a staff Producer/Engineer.

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