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Bio: Alan Roy ScottAlan Roy Scott
Noted songwriter and musical ambassador Alan Roy Scott has utilized the power of music to bridge cultures through songwriting, collaboration and performance. Scott is the creator and founder of Music Bridges, the bold experiment that has bridged cultural divides through the universal language of music. Having moved mountains and made music history from the former Soviet Union to Cuba, Scott is now embarking on his most ambitious musical gatherings to date, including a Music Bridges event in the Middle East.

Noted songwriter and musical ambassador Alan Roy Scott has utilized the power of music to bridge cultures through songwriting, collaboration and performance. Scott is the creator and founder of Music Bridges, the bold experiment that has bridged cultural divides through the universal language of music. Having moved mountains and made music history from the former Soviet Union to Cuba, Scott is now embarking on his most ambitious musical gatherings to date, including a Music Bridges event in the Middle East.

Scott’s dedication has made it possible for Music Bridges to achieve historic success bringing well-known music artists to very sensitive regions around the world to write new songs for a week with their cultural counterparts, bridging political and cultural gaps with artists and writers such as Bonnie Raitt, Burt Bacharach, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Bolton, Diane Warren, Gladys Knight, R.E.M., Jimmy Buffett, Mick Fleetwood, Don Was, Dave Koz, Desmond Child, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, Lamont Dozier, Michael Franti, and Beth Nielsen Chapman among others.

Inspired by his father’s political activism during the civil rights movement, Scott acquired a love for music and understanding of social justice at an early age. As a child, Scott witnessed his father’s political passion and fondly remembers the Pontiac dealership his father owned that became an oasis between the African American and white communities. Scott’s father was at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement in Chicago; his father was a member of the NAACP, President of the Chicago Urban League and was a co-creator and sponsor of legendary local TV gospel music program “Jubilee Showcase” that sparked Scott’s musical passion. During the peak of the Civil Rights movement, Scott’s father became a trusted bridge to connect the African American and white communities, which inspired Scott to use his musical talents to similarly bridge people through music.

His own travels around the world as composer and artist representing the USA in international music festivals, took him to in such diverse settings as Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Indonesia, Egypt, Japan, Poland, Holland Finland, Chile, & Czechoslovakia. In this setting of new friendships and camaraderie among artists from nations often in conflict with each other, came the genesis of the idea of bridging his own childhood memories with the new global and creative insights he gained in his travels to create the unique forum that is Music Bridges  
Scott has enjoyed over 20 years of successfully writing songs for major artists, film and TV shows, and related media. His songs have been recorded by an array of well-known artists including: Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Notorious B.I.G., Cher, Luther Vandross, Celine Dion, Ray Charles, Rick Springfield, Pat Benetar, Patti LaBelle and The Neville Bros. among many. Scott’s songs have also appeared in blockbuster films including “Top Gun,” “Coming to America,” and “The First Wives Club,” and heard on popular TV shows such as “Fame,” “Santa Barbara,” and “As The World Turns.”

Alan Roy Scott has chosen to dedicate his professional career to pursuing Music Bridges full time, merging his musical background with his political upbringing, on a focused path towards bridging more political and cultural boundaries through music around the world. And so the journey continues.......

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Bill Robbins Bill Robbins
As a long time personal friend and colleague of Music Bridges founder Alan Roy Scott, Bill has now joined the MB team, bringing his own extensive background and blend of sales, marketing, organizational skills, and musical experience into the service of Music Bridges and its’ intended growth as a truly global brand.

Although his early years were spent fostering a personal intense love for music that saw him develop his singing and guitar skills by being part of several rock bands around his native Boston (and later to even co-founding Irie Music, a management company that booked bands into clubs around New England), he eventually ended up shifting gears and majoring in business communications at both the University of Massachusetts and Emerson College from where he received his Bachelors Degree.

After graduation and a few years sojourn working in, and eventually heading up the family real estate business “Robins Realty Inc.”, Bill then made the major decision to move to Los Angeles, in the aim of pursuing his larger ambition; to build a life and career that would encompass both his business training and life long passion for music.

He first worked in management with “Communicom Cable TV,” then the largest cable TV franchise in Los Angeles, followed by a 10 year stint with Pioneer Life and Health where he rose to the level of VP/Sales. Along the way he also worked for First Choice Moving and Storage in various capacities. He was recruited as a political consultant on behalf of Bally and Trump Casinos in their common efforts towards legalizing gambling in the state of Florida. But in the eclectic fashion that is part of Bill’s character, while there he also found himself back in bands singing and playing guitar in various hotels and clubs at night, even with all of his business activities during the day.

Bill has also traveled extensively over the course of his life and career. He actually first met Alan in Bali, Indonesia while working as a buyer for “Hello Bali” importing textiles to the U.S., as Alan was just returning from, his “Pacific Harmony” event there. They’ve remained close friends and colleagues ever since. All of which has led him full circle to taking his current role in Music Bridges as Senior Vice President of Project Development. Bill is thrilled to have this current role at Music Bridges where he can combine the business and organizational acumen he has gained over the years, with his deep and personal love and appreciation for music and all that it can do to help heal the divides that plague the world.

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