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Vivian Scott Chew

Vivian Scott Chew

Vivian Scott Chew is undeniably a pioneering risk taker in every sense of the word. She stands as an innovative figure in the global music and entertainment industry with an accomplished history beginning with The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) as the first female African American Membership Representative where she created the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards. She went on to become an executive at Polygram Records (now the Universal Music Group) where she signed Third World and moved onto various positions at Epic Records and 550 Music (both Sony Music affiliates). There, she signed and introduced the world to two-time Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling dancehall superstar, Shabba Ranks. Vivian continued to usher in the dancehall movement in America and beyond by launching chart-topper, Patra. Adding onto Sony’s roster were two teenage sensations, Lil Vicious and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley.

Determined to set her own course, Vivian stepped into the world of entrepreneurship as Founder and Principal of TimeZone International - the first U.S. based African-American owned company that provides recording artists with international marketing and promotion services in expanded regions. TimeZone’s roster includes Jill Scott, George Clinton, JoJo, Kem, Toni

Braxton, Lil, Wayne, India.Arie, BeBe Winans and Jay-Z to name a few.

Alongside her husband, Music Director and Producer, Ray Chew, Vivian is a Founding Partner in Chew Entertainment - a premiere event design firm. Together, they have a great reverence for live music working with clients such as The National Urban League, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The American Heart Association, Jackie Robinson Foundation and Carnegie Hall where she and Ray are proud to have produced multiple installments of their star-studded concert- “Night of Inspiration”. This sold out show promotes diversity and unity at the famed venue with a 64 piece orchestra and a 150 voice choir for notable artists across all musical genres.

Vivian serves on the boards of the New Jersey Council on the Arts, Covenant House International, The Living Legends Foundation and was recently appointed to the board of the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ. She also serves as an advisor to the Universal Hip Hop Museum. Vivian is the Co-Founder and President of The Power 2 Inspire Foundation, which was created with her husband to identify and nurture future music creators and industry leaders.

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