I humbly present myself to all that will listen… Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio,
Matthew “Mdot” Finley was an only child born and groomed for success. As early as the
age of 10 months Matthew had already appeared in his first commercial and print add and
still continues to appear on countless radio, TV and print ads nationally. Mdot carried
his exposure to the camera, along with his musical abilities and created a piece of the
formula that has fashioned and defined Mdot.
Matthew is a true vocalist that plays 5 instruments (piano, sax, drums, bass and guitar).
Mdot also writes all of his songs and has a large publishing/song catalog ranging in
genre. Also appearing on MTV’s “Becoming” TV Show, Matthew has toured and served
as an electrifying opening act for artists ranging from Ciara, Yung Joc, Dem Franchise
Boys, Rick Ross, and Lil’ Romeo to Temptations, Ruff Endz, Howard Hewitt, Talib
Kwali and Mos Def . Mdot has performed the National Anthem for audiences of over
18,000 and has performed at various And-1 Mixtape (Stay in School, Stop the Violence
Radio-One) celebrity basketball games throughout the Midwest whose goal was to help
the inner city school system and to help stop the violence in their community.
In 2006 Matthew won Best R&B Male @ The 4th Annual Urban Threshold Music
Awards in New York City and has also won various awards at the NAACP-ACT SO
competition. His influences range from Prince, to Tony Terry, to Marvin Gaye, to Earth,
Wind and Fire, and the list goes on including a multitude of rock, hip hop, and jazz
artists. Matthew is currently attending Berklee College of Music in Boston on
a Full-scholarship. Mdot has radio relations and a fan base that ranges in the areas of
Ohio, Massachusetts, D.C., New York, and even small regions of Europe.
In an industry where artists are a dime a dozen, Mdot realizes he must be a hard-working,
multi-talented young artist who believes that nothing will be given to him, but that he
must earn his stripes by working hard in the studio, on the stage, in acting roles, and
whatever opportunities may come. With his excellent communication abilities including
interviewing skills/experience and business relationships, Matthew is ready to be thrown
into the fast pace lifestyle and routine using the supplies and knowledge he gained and
was groomed for from the start. Mdot understands in order to be a multi-faceted artist,
the goal is to not only succeed, but to separate yourself from the other thousands of artist
who are not only in the industry, but those who are trying to get into the music industry.
He’s got it… He’s ready… Mdot