Senior Vice President, Promotion, Disney Music Group
Scot Finck first experienced the powerful pairing of Radio and music hearing The Doors, "Light My Fire" on WPRO. He was 3 years old and hooked. Following time in college radio and a Broadcast journalism degree, he joined an independent record label, creating campaigns across publicity, sales, touring and promotion. Moving to Cypress Records in Hollywood, CA, he helped drive Michael Damian’s remake of “Rock On” to #1, which then lead to his decade-long career at A&M Records. There he worked with, among others, Sting, Janet Jackson, Bryan Adams and Aaron Neville and contributed to breaking the careers of Sheryl Crow, Blues Traveler and the Gin Blossoms. Finck joined The Walt Disney Company’s Hollywood Records in 1998. He credits a bout of walking pneumonia with leaving him bed-ridden to comb social media - including a still relatively nascent Twitter - and uncover what the Audience was really thinking about Miley Cyrus’ "The Climb." Quite contrary to the traditional research Radio was citing, it was clear the Audience loved it and the information helped Finck and Hollywood Records deliver Cyrus her first Top 5 single. In addition to Cyrus, his 17 year Disney Music Group tenure thus far has included helping launch the music careers of Hilary Duff, Jesse McCartney, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. Finck is currently SVP of Promotion.