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Keyboardist, record producer, and songwriter Doctor Fink won two Grammy Awards in 1985 for the motion picture soundtrack album for “Purple Rain”, in which he appeared. He received another Grammy in 1986 for the album “Parade: Music from the Motion Picture ‘Under the Cherry Moon’”, the eighth studio album by Prince and The Revolution. Matt also has two American Music Awards for “Purple Rain”, which has sold over 25 million copies worldwide since its release.
Doctor Fink continued working with Prince until 1991 as an early member of the New Power Generation. He was also a member of the jazz-fusion band, Madhouse, which was produced by Prince and Eric Leeds, Prince’s saxophonist. Notable 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”, “The Black Album”, and “Lovesexy”. Doctor Fink’s performances have also appeared on releases for Lipps Inc., The Time, Vanity 6, and many more.
Following his work with Prince, Doctor Fink built his own full service recording studio facility, StarVu Studio’s in Minneapolis, where he honed his skills as a producer and mixing engineer. He has worked on many different projects, from video game soundtracks to session and production work for artists in the U.S. and abroad. Doctor Fink also released two Sony Acid Loop Libraries entitled “Doctor Fink’s Funk Factory” and “Matt Fink StarVu Session Keys”. He released an album in 2001 called “Ultrasound”.
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