Fox names Walker senior VP of music

Former Disney music exec Matt Walker has joined 20th Century Fox as senior VP of music for Fox’s film music division.

“Matt Walker is one of the most respected executives in the field of film music,” Fox Music exec VP Robert Kraft said. “His wide range of experience and strong relationships in the industry make him an incredible asset to our department.”

Before joining Fox, Walker served as senior VP of music for the Walt Disney Motion Picture Group, where he worked for the past five years. While at Disney, he worked on the creative team responsible for such soundtracks as “Sister Act,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It?,” “Father of the Bride,” ” When a Man Loves a Woman,” “Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion” and “The Preacher’s Wife.” Walker also is credited with putting together last year’s Grammy- winning song “Because You Love Me,” by Diane Warren, for Touchstone’s “Up Close and Personal.”

Walker segued to Disney’s film music side from the company’s TV music operation, where he was head of TV music, supervising music production for the company’s Sunday Night Movies, network series and TV animation.

Walker is a graduate of Occidental College in piano performance and studied ethnomusicology in Paris before starting in music editorial at Paramount TV in 1983.

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