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Flaming Lips' Manager to Speak at Bass Music Center
Scott Booker, manger of the Flaming Lips, will speak at the Bass Music School at Oklahoma City University 1 p.m. Friday, March 27. The address and question-and-answer session is free and open to the public. Booker's presentation about his career with the three-time Grammy Award winners will be held in the Medium Rehearsal Hall (A105) of the Bass Music Center. He began his career in the music industry as a clerk at Sound Warehouse before moving on to manage the Rainbow Records chain in Oklahoma City. He met the Flaming Lips along the way and, in 1990 began as their manager. Booker founded Hellfire Enterprises, Ltd, an artist management company, and has worked with acts including Academy Award nominee Elliott Smith, 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 the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma.