CEO of ACM at the University of Central Oklahoma
Manager of Flaming Lips
Air Date January 8, 2012
Scott Booker began his career in the music industry as a clerk at Sound Warehouse in Midwest City before moving on to manage the Rainbow Records chain in Oklahoma City while simultaneously attending Central State University, now known as the University of Central Oklahoma. Shortly after graduating from UCO with a degree in education, he met local band the Flaming Lips and in 1990 began as their manager. He created Hellfire Enterprises, Ltd, an artist management company and continues to work with the three-time Grammy Award winning Flaming Lips today. Scott has also worked with Academy Award nominee Elliott Smith and other acts like Wheat and Mercury Prize nominees British Sea Power. In 2003 Scott co-founded World’s Fair Label Group – a service company that runs independent record labels and artist-owned labels for artists to self-release their own music. Recently he sold his ownership in World’s Fair to focus on launching and growing the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma.