Scott graduated from The University of Arizona in 1984 and headed to Los Angeles to begin his career as a songwriter and producer. After receiving several awards and having several hits over a 25-year career he started his own publishing company called Pulse Music Group.
- 2009 – present: Founder CEO Pulse Music Group from
- As a songwriter and producer, he has collaborated with some of the music industry's top artists.
- In 2007, he won the Critic's Choice Award for Best Song for "Listen" from the motion picture adaption of Dreamgirls. The song was also nominated for Best Original Song at the 2007 Academy Awards and the 2007 Golden Globe Awards.
- He co-wrote "Piano in the Dark" with singer/songwriter Brenda Russell which was nominated for Song of the Year at the 31st Annual Grammy Awards.