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, CMJ, WOMEX, Folk Alliance, APAP, 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.