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Matthew Katz (born 1929) is an American music manager and producer, most notable as the former manager of Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape and It's a Beautiful Day. Katz was also one of the vanguard litigants in the Napster litigation, where he fought to protect property rights of music publishers. He is the owner of Matthew Katz Productions.
Katz commenced his career in music in the 1960s, as the manager of three San Francisco-based bands, Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape and It's A Beautiful Day.
Katz is also the owner of San Francisco Sound Records, which has released original or licensed material by Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, It's a Beautiful Day and Tim Hardin, among others. The company released Unforgiven (1981), the last recordings of Tim Hardin.
Katz opened two different music showcases named San Francisco Sound. The Seattle location was in a building on Capitol Hill originally named The Encore Ballroom and operated between 1967 and 1969. It is now a Public Storage warehouse. The other location was in Tottenville, Staten Island, in New York City.
- Jeff Tamarkin, Skip Spence and The Sad Saga of Moby Grape. Chapter extract from Got A Revolution: The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane.
- Brad King, Judge Steams: Napster Cooked? April 10, 2001; www.wired.com.
- Details of releases by San Francisco Sound Records may be found here.
- Pacific Northwest Bands: West Coast Natural Gas
- Pacific Northwest Bands: San Francisco Sound Ballroom
- City of Malibu - News: April 13, 2010 General Municipal Election - Official Results