Komali Scott-Jones is current A&R Director at AWAL and former A&R Manager at Parlophone Records. She is also co-founder of The DEBRIEF; a quarterly event established in 2019, which was created to empower, connect and celebrate Black Women and Women of Colour music executives, while they navigate an industry that largely overlooks their unique experiences.
Komali is also a founding member of the Black Music Coalition, an organisation launched in 2020 as a direct response to the death of George Floyd, which breathed new life into the Black Lives Matter movement. It is dedicated to eradicating the racial disparities and systemic barriers affecting Black employees/executives, including freelancers and independents across all sectors and at all levels of the UK music industry. Uplifting, supporting and connecting young people, particularly women and empowering fellow black execs is an integral part of Komali’s brand. With a desire to keep pushing our culture to higher heights, Komali believes starting with future game changers, trailblazers and tastemakers is the key to this.
Komali is regularly requested as a guest speaker on a variety of events and panels domestically and internationally for the likes of the BBC, Sound City, PRS and By:Larm. In 2018, Komali joined forces with Sian Anderson on Sian’s youth project Nexxt Step; funded by the Mayor of London and culminated in an EP and two sold-out headline shows at London’s XOYO. Girls Talk About is an extension of this project, which is a monthly event with women across the creative industries sharing their journeys and advice with young women trying to find their feet.