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Alan Scott

Freelance Song Writer & Music Composer

Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
Phone: 818-704-1596
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As a professional songwriter for over 30 years, his songs have been recorded by Celine
Dion, Luther Vandross, Notorious B.I.G., Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper, Patti LaBelle,
Neville Bros. Roberta Flack, Cher, El DeBarge, Tiffany, Patti Austin, The Spinners, Oak
Ridge Boys, Ricky Martin (Menudo), Anne Murray, Pointer Sisters, Sheena Easton, and
Ray Charles among many. His work also has been featured in Films and TV shows such
as “Top Gun,” “First Wives Club,” “Coming To America,” “Redline,” “Karate Kid III,”
“Summer School,” “Fame,” “Fame/LA,” “Santa Barbara,” “Sons Of Anarchy,” “Guiding
Light,” “Melrose Place,” & “Beverly Hills 90210” among others.

He was an exclusive staff writer with EMI Music and Jobete Music (Motown) for a
combined 11 years, having his own independent Kyushu Boy Music Publishing since

Alan attended the prestigious Boston Conservatory of Music majoring in Music
Composition. He has been a private songwriting coach for more than 10 years, and has
taught classes and taken part in seminars domestically through UCLA Extension, Facts of
Music,, Musician’s Institute, Taxi, ASCAP, as well as the “Grammy-In-The-
Schools” program for the Los Angeles Chapter of NARAS. Internationally, he has taught
songwriting and music workshops in Australia (through APRA) , Ireland (through
IMRO), and Denmark (through KODA) among others.

He has won top prizes in the John Lennon Song Contest, The American Song Festival,
and numerous awards in International Music Festivals around the world, competing as
composer and/or artist, representing the USA in such diverse locales as Kazakhstan,
Turkey, Romania, FYR Macedonia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Egypt, Finland, Holland,
Ireland, Czech Republic, & Indonesia among others.

Additionally, as the founder of “Music Bridges”, he has created many renowned
songwriting collaboration events around the world, most notably “Music Speaks Louder
Than Words” (USSR/1998), “Country & Eastern” (Romania/1994), “Pacific Harmony”
(Indonesia/1995), “Celtic Harmony” (Ireland/1997), the controversial “Music
Bridges...Over Troubled Waters” (Havana,Cuba/1999), and “Music Bridges/Expo 2000
as part of Expo 2000 (Hannover, Germany). Future “Music Bridges” events are planned
for The Middle East, China, India , Peru, Jamaica, & South Africa.

With his extensive music industry resources and solid reputation as a special music
events organizer and hands-on creative participant in these projects, Alan secured the
participation of more than 200 headlining artists and songwriters such as: Bonnie Raitt,
Burt Bacharach, Diane Warren, Mick Fleetwood, Jimmy Buffet, Lamont Dozier, Gladys
Knight, Don Was, The Chieftans, Hot House Flowers, Mi’shell Ngedeocello, Cher,
Michael Bolton, Rodney Crowell, Desmond Child, Cyndi Lauper, Brenda Russell, Dave
Koz, Stewart Copeland, & Andy Summers, Paul Williams, Indigo Girls, Kelly/Steinberg,
Barry Mann, Albert Hammond, Mike Stoller,Woody Harrelson, Joan Osborne, Tommy
Shaw (Styx), Gunnar & Matthew Nelson, N’Dea Davenport, Montell Jordan, Jack
Blades, The Scorpions, Peter Frampton, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Gary Burr, Jeff Lorber,
Cathy Dennis, Holly Knight, Franne Golde, & Lee Roy Parnell among many.

He also produced the “Music Bridges” segment for the opening ceremonies of the
1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle, featuring Earth, Wind & Fire, Roberta Flack, Anne
Murray, and Emmanuel. As well as being the international consultant and talent
coordinator for the TNN series “Somebody Lives There,“ hosted by Gary Morris in
Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, and Poland

Alan served as the creative coordinator for the digital culture projects of Greenstar, a
company dedicated to economic development in the 3rd world through innovative
projects providing solar power, computer technology, and education to rural villages with
the aim of creating self-sufficiency through local crafts and cultural products sold over
the Internet utilizing the provided technologies. So far he has coordinated such projects
for Greenstar in the Palestinian West Bank, and Jamaica.

He was awarded a prestigious Third Century Award by the US Patent & Copyright
Board to honor his achievements in the international arena.. Alan was commissioned in
1999 to co-write “The Gift,” the theme song for the 30th anniversary remembrance in
Memphis of the assassination of Martin Luther King, performed by Michael McDonald
and The Reverend Al Green. He served as well on the Board of Directors of the National
Academy of Songwriters (NAS) in Hollywood for 4 years. and is a 25 year voting
member of NARAS, (The Grammy Awards). He is also a long time member of BMI,
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Song Writing
Music Composition