THE family of late Gwent singer/songwriter Matthew Jay are hoping they will soon hear his music on the silver screen.

Mr Jay's final album, Independent Mind, is now available online at EMI Publishing's worldwide business library, KPM. This gives the world's media the opportunity to purchase his songs for use in films, TV, radio and advertising.

Mr Jay's mother Hilary Jay, 57, hopes this will give producers access to what she calls "one of the best kept secrets in the music business".

From Llanellen, Abergavenny, Mr Jay died in 2003 after falling from the seventh floor window of his university accommodation in London.

He was studying for a Masters in sound recording at Westminster University.

The 24-year-old- since compared to musicians Nick Drake and Badly Drawn Boy - had previously toured North America and Europe after record label EMI released his first album, Draw.

At the time of his death - a coroner recorded an open verdict - the indie performer was working on a second album.

This was completed by musicians including his brother Eddy, 32, and was released after his death.

It received four out of five stars in Q magazine.

The album was initially titled Further Than Tomorrow.

But it is available on KPM entitled Independent Mind.

Mr Jay's family - Mrs Jay, father Tony, 59, brothers Pete, 23 and Eddy - thought the title was a better reflection of the musician.

His songs became available at the start of this month after three years of recording demos, arranging, producing and finalising legal work. Mr Jay's family are meeting EMI executives next week to find out about initial interest.

Mrs Jay added: "This may bring his classic tunes further to light. Matthew has plenty of fans, but we are looking forward to the day his songs are used for a high-profile media production and he gets the acclaim he deserves."

Matthew Jay's music is available at and