Based in Nashville, Built Music is a live music production company offering world class live musical and creative direction, original content programming, including transition tracks, mixes/remixes, and intros.  Built Music has extensive experience in structuring music rehearsals, vocal arrangements, and auditions and band development.  Built Music has many years of touring experience, live tv music production, and award show performances

Matt Payne

  • Founded BuiltByPayne in spring of 2014, which later became Built Music. He has over 20 years of experience in the live touring music sector, working with many award winning bands, including a 5 year tenure with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Matt started as a touring drummer and playback operator/programmer for 12 years. After touring for years, Payne decided it was time to build a company around the needs of the modern live performer and created Built Music.

Joe Thidodeau

  • Joined Built Music in early 2016. Joe has over 15 years of live performance and touring experience. Joe has now transitioned full time into music production, track-writing, and remixing. With expertise in Pop and EDM, Joe has the unique ability to partner with artists and make their musical vision a reality.

Musical Direction Clients

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Walker Hayes
  • Lukas Graham
  • Rodney Atkins
  • Steve Moakler
  • Levi Hummon
  • Anna Mae
  • Josie Dunne
  • Mitchell Tenpenny
  • Kassi Ashton
  • Kylie Morgan
  • Renee Blair
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Billy Raffoul 
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Ryan Hurd
  • Canaan Smith
  • Chris Bandi
  • Jordan Davis
  • Davie

Other Artists (Tracks & Content)

  • Niall Horan
  • Reba McEntire 
  • Alicia Keys
  • Blake Shelton
  • Chris Tomlin
  • Garth Brooks
  • Keith Urban
  • Kings of Leon
  • Nick Jonas
  • Sam Hunt
  • The Fray
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Train
  • A Thousand Horses
  • Young the Giant
  • Walk the Moon

Award Shows

  • Grammy Awards
  • ACM Awards 2018
  • CMA Awards 2017
  • CMT Music Awards 2017 & 2018
  • MTV European Music Awards
  • Nickelodeon Halo Awards 2017
  • ASCAP Country Music Awards
  • CMA Country Christmas 
  • Radio Disney Music Awards
  • iHeart Radio Country Festival 
  • 51st ACM Awards
  • CMA Music Festival 
  • iHeart Radio Festival 
  • Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala
  • ACM Honors 

Benefit Shows

  • We're All for the Hall (benefit shows)
  • Festival of Families (Pope Francis)
  • Unite to Face Addiction
  • Shining a Light - Concert for Progress on Race In America
  • ACM Party For A Cause Festival 2016
  • Concert For Sandy Relief 2012
  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

TV Shows

  • SNL
  • Ellen
  • Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
  • Late Night with Seth Myers
  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • Good Morning America
  • The Today Show
  • Kelly & Ryan
  • The Talk
  • Late Show with Steven Colbert
  • CMT Cross Roads
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden