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Scott B. Bomar: bio

Who Is Scott B. Bomar?

Scott grew up in a music business family in Nashville, Tennessee before relocating to Los Angeles. Following several years as a professional songwriter signed to Sony/ATV Music, he moved to the other side of the desk to work for Universal Music Group. In 2013 Scott joined the staff of BMG Music, where he is a Director of Licensing.

Scott combines his knowledge of - and experience in - the music business with a deep passion for music history and preservation. As a researcher, writer, and lifelong student of music history, Scott has worked on an array of projects for clients including The Country Music Hall of Fame, The Library of Congress, Gibson Guitars, Leiber and Stoller Music Publishing, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, and Bear Family Records. He was nominated for a 2015 Grammy award for his liner notes to the CD compilation The Other Side of Bakersfield, which he also produced. 

He is the co-host of Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters, a monthly podcast featuring in-depth interviews with noteworthy songwriters in conversation about their influences, career, and the stories behind their songs.

Scott graduated from Belmont University in Nashville and obtained his Master's degree from Vanderbilt University. His book Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock was awarded "Best Historical Research in Recorded Rock and Popular Music" by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections in 2015. He is currently working on his second book, Bakersfield Sounds: The Rise and Fall of Country Music's Nashville West.