As he ate his morning breakfast and flipped through TV channels, Scott Morris was unprepared for the revelation he would soon experience. As the Backstreet Boys sent shockwaves through his ears and eyes, he was captivated by their performance and the love the group received from fans in the crowd. Scott was immediately drawn to the limelight, yearning to become a huge asset to the entertainment business. Growing up in church and witnessing his father’s love for reggae music also had a large impact on him during his childhood.
Scott recalls listening to “Many Men” by 50 cent in the 5th grade. This was his initial introduction to hip hop. It wasn’t until high school, however, that hip hop took over his life. Listening to 50 Cent, Drake, and Lil Wayne was part of his daily routine in addition to religiously watching the famous “106 & Park”. As Scott’s passion for music grew so did his curiosity about the business aspect of the industry. The future mogul went on to attend John Jay College in New York where he became a member of the campus activities board. Scott became the leader of the pack, responsible for organizing special events such as, parties and shows.
It was after Scott had the opportunity to host a talent show with the radio club that Marlon Daniels reached out to him interested in teaching him the ropes. Teaming up with Marlon proved to be a great move as Scott learned how to book talent and organize fashion shows. Scott’s wheels began to turn as he knew there was more in store for him. As he developed the
blueprint for “The Deans List Tour”, over 250 people signed up to audition. The first year of the tour was an amazing success and put Scott on the map as the go-to resource for artists. The second year pulled in over 400 people to audition. The tour consisted of 16 colleges and three high schools such as, Ohio University, UConn, NYU, StonyBrook, and Howard University, to name a few. After year 3, Scott had built relationships, not only with artists far and wide, but also industry executives. It was clear that he had an eye for talent and had the ability to form a core team that would bring his vision to the next level.
Not only did Scott create “The Dean’s List Tour” but he also organized the “No Boys Allowed Tour” in which shined light on female talent and focused on women empowerment. The birth of Mor.bookings Agency occurred after the success of the tour. He was adamant about providing artists with other opportunities if they were unable to be an addition to the “Dean’s List Tour”. As he climbed the ladder as an event guru, his schedule became filled. It was during this time that Scott was fired from both of his jobs. Scott and his team immediately created a way to enhance the budget for the company. The “Toast to Life” party assisted him in generating funds along with open mics that eventually transitioned into show cases.
Daze Summit, a prominent and successful music festival, was developed as a result of a dream Scott Morris had. After his experience at SXSW, he was determined to create a platform that New York could call its own. Daze Summit is now one of the most sought after festivals in the New York area. Scott is passionate about placing talented creatives in the forefront while also utilizing his platform to educate and inspire those who are looking to pursue a plethora of different careers. Furthermore, Daze Summit has granted 12 scholarships to students throughout the years.
Scott Morris has worked on projects with artists such as, Dababy, Lil Tecca, and Mulatto, to name a few. His reputation and roster of accolades continues to increase as he develops, curates, and hosts more events. He is knowledgeable, determined, and passionate about the entertainment business and strives to be the next Diddy. The sky is the limit for this unique and strong willed entrepreneur. Be sure to follow him for the remainder of his journey.
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