We had the good fortune of connecting with Omar Scott and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Omar, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I’m from Opa-Locka, a city in Miami, Florida. I grew up in a small apartment but with a big family. My mother worked as a maid to take care of me the best she could. I grew up in the struggle in one the toughest places in the country in the 80’s. Growing up in Opa-Locka made me tough and understanding of the fact that nothing in life comes easy. I don’t take nothing for granted because tomorrow isn’t promised.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Scott Boy Music Group LLC is an independent record label that I started in 2018. The label is made up of a music publishing, artist management, film and tv productions divisions. I just launched the SBMG Africa division dedicated to breaking underground African artists. Right now we have 5 signed artist but we in the process of bring in many more. What sets us apart is the dedication given to each and every artist on the label. I scout even the little artist and give them a platform to shine. I’m most proud of the day that my South African artist Young Cizzel went #1 on the Boomplay Music charts. I got to where I’m at today in the music business by praying, studying music laws and trying different methods. Nothing about the music business is easy I am still learning the do’s and don’ts. My challenges in the music business within the business is getting my artist paid on time and accurate. It’s hard to ensure that you are getting all the money you should be getting. The music business is multi-billion dollar a year system that is being controlled by a handful of companies around the world. With that being said stealing and withholding money is at an all time high.
Since I started this company I learned that nobody with insight about the business is going to help you along the way. You have to make your mistakes and learn from them. If I can go back to the start of SBMG I would not have been just paying companies just because they advertised a service that I thought was real. I want the world to know that I am and will always stand for the little people. I come from a small city with big dreams. I will not stop fighting and being a voice for the voiceless.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like thank my mom for giving me so much love. She gave me the strength to keep my head up even when the chips were down. She made believe that anything is possible and just because I wasn’t born with a silver spoon don’t mean I can’t make it in life.