Alan Roy Scott is an internationally-acclaimed songwriter, songwriting teacher, artist mentor, event producer, and founder of the international multi-cultural music organization Music Bridges. For over 40 years he has worked with the industry’s legends from behind-the-scenes, creating and co-writing with some of the world’s most beloved talent.
Alan fell in love with music from a very early age and found himself working in the music industry from the Golden Era on. He was an exclusive staff writer with EMI Music and Jobete Music (Motown) for a combined 11 years before creating his own independent publishing company, Kyushu Boy Music, in 1990.
Alan attended the prestigious Boston Conservatory of Music and majored in Music Composition. He’s 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.
In addition to his extensive songwriting career, Alan has been a private songwriting coach for over 15 years, teaching classes and leading seminars domestically through UCLA Extension, The Songwriting School of Los Angeles, Musician's Institute, Songu.com, ASCAP, and 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.
As the founder of Music Bridges, Alan 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).
In conjunction with Music Bridges, he also created and organized the Unisong International Song Contest, from 1997-2007 as an annual search for budding songwriting talent. Unisong became one of the leading international song contests alongside such others as the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and ISC.
He was awarded a prestigious Third Century Award by the US Patent & Copyright Board to honor his achievements in the international arena. In 1999, he was commissioned 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.
John Lennon Songwriting Competition
The American Song Festival
Third Century Award
National Academy of Songwriters (NAS)
NARAS (The Grammy Awards)
ALAN TEACHES OR HAS TAUGHT AT
The Songwriting School of Los Angeles
Berklee College of Music
“Grammy-In-The-Schools” program for the Los Angeles Chapter of NARAS