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Scott Welch is a highly accomplished individual with a diverse range of experiences in the music industry, entertainment sector, and technology ventures. He currently serves as the President of Scott Welch Management Inc, where he oversees the careers of various talented artists and provides consulting services to multiple Nashville-based music technology companies.
One of the artists under Scott's guidance is The Criticals, an exceptional talent signed to Fantasy Recordings. Additionally, he offers his expertise to influential companies such as Soundstripe, Single Music, Eva, Giggs and AtoZ Sports. In recognition of their outstanding contributions, these four companies were nominated for the prestigious 2022 Nashville Entrepreneur Center's NEXT Awards, with three of them emerging as winners.
Scott's involvement in the entertainment industry expands beyond music and serves on the board of directors of Wherever TV, a publicly traded television company. These roles demonstrate his commitment to supporting and nurturing diverse ventures in the entertainment realm.
Among his notable achievements, Scott is an integral part of the team responsible for building the highly anticipated Game of Thrones attraction in Las Vegas, Nevada, in partnership with HBO and Caesars Entertainment. Scheduled to open in 2024, this attraction promises an immersive experience for fans of the renowned television series. Furthermore, he is involved in the development of another exciting venture called XPERIA, set to open in September 2023 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. With these projects, Scott showcases his passion for creating captivating experiential attractions on a global scale.
Prior to his current endeavors, Scott managed the careers and development of numerous multiplatinum recording artists. Icons such as Alanis Morissette, LeAnn Rimes, Steve Perry, Paula Abdul, Collective Soul, and C&C Music Factory flourished under his guidance. Notably, Alanis Morissette's debut album, "Jagged Little Pill," achieved remarkable success, becoming the largest-selling debut album in history, with over 36 million records sold worldwide. This monumental achievement earned the album seven Grammy Awards, in addition to various accolades and critical acclaim.
Scott's expertise extends to his previous role as a partner at Mosaic Media Group, where he worked with renowned artists and celebrities across music, film, and television. Notable clients included Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls, Seal, Jim Carrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Vince Vaughn, among many others. At Mosaic, Scott also had the opportunity to oversee Dick Clark Productions and manage the music publishing catalogs of esteemed artists such as ZZ TOP and Aerosmith. Through his involvement with Mosaic, Scott contributed significantly to the growth and success of various high-profile entertainment ventures.
Furthermore, Scott played a pivotal role in the pioneering days of digital music with his involvement in MP3.com. As part of the team that launched the website, he contributed to its initial public offering (IPO), which raised an impressive $370 million, making it the largest technology IPO at the time. Scott's forward-thinking approach also led him to invest in and advise the development of StubHub, the first online secondary ticketing company. StubHub's success ultimately culminated in its acquisition by eBay for $310 million.
Scott Welch holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Sacramento. He currently resides in Nashville with his wife Desaree and their two children, Ross and Madeline. In his leisure time, Scott finds joy and relaxation on the tennis court, engaging in one of his favorite pastimes.
Through his multifaceted career and impressive achievements, Scott Welch has solidified his reputation as a visionary leader, a successful music manager, and a respected figure in the entertainment and technology industries. His passion for nurturing talent, his involvement in groundbreaking ventures, and his remarkable track record