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The Essential List: Scott Cymbala



The managing partner and executive producer of MassiveMusic Los Angeles released one of Beck’s first records and is the owner of a hefty PEZ dispenser collection

The Essential List: Scott Cymbala
Scott Cymbala is the managing partner and executive producer at MassiveMusic Los Angeles, an office of the global music agency that he launched along with partners Hans Brouwer and Keith Haluska in 2008. Prior to his stint with MassiveMusic, he founded Fingerpaint Records and released one of Beck's first ever records, ‘A Western Harvest Field by Moonlight'.

Outside of work, he is the owner of 100 different PEZ candy dispensers, including the three phases of Elvis Presley: ‘young in the army’ Elvis, ‘Hound Dog era’ Elvis and ‘fat in a white leather jumpsuit’ Elvis. 

Get to know him better in his Essential List below! 


o Place of birth: New London, Connecticut
o Hometown: Los Angeles, California
o Staycation: Encintas, California
o Vacation: Sedona, Zion, Arches, Grand Canyon National Parks, Italy


o Pet: Marshall the Boxer
o Place of work: MassiveMusic Los Angeles

o Place of workout: Hiking the hills of Griffith Park

Griffith Park Hills

o Side project: TheDeskDJ
o Mode of transport: 2013 BMW M3
o Bonus Travel Essential: Wireless & wired headphones


o Artist: El Anatsui  
o Musician: Tyler, The Creator, Tom Waits
o Commercials / music video director: Tom Noakes
o Film director: Sidney Lumet, Stanley Kubrick 
o Film: Cool Hand Luke, Sunset Blvd.,The Godfather
o Series: The Wire
o Commercial: Playstation MLB12 - ‘Cubs Win’

o Music Video: Aphex Twin - ‘Come To Daddy’

o Video Game: Forza/FIFA
o Board Game: Scrabble
o Book: The Catcher in The Rye
o Graphic Novel: Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
o Podcast: ‘Left, Right & Center’, ‘Hidden Brain’
o Newspaper (off or online): New York Times
o Magazine: The Economist

Food and Drink

o Breakfast: Siggi Yogurt & Kind Granola
o Restaurant: Musso Franks 
o Cheap bite: Eggslut 

o Working lunch: Maple Block
o Favourite Dish: Alaskan King Crab (drawn butter)
o Signature Dish: Grilled BBQ shrimp & peach skewers
o Snack: Pita chips & hummus
o Guilty Pleasure: Sausage McMuffin with egg
o Bar: Bar in the American Hotel - Sag Harbor, L.I., N.Y.
o Not Booze: La Croix sparkling (tangerine)

o Bonus Food: Prosciutto
o Bonus Beverage: Cafecito de Cuba coffee (Nespresso)


o Phone: iPhone X
o Computer: MacBook Pro (15-inch)
o Headphones: Bose
o Camera: iPhone X
o Soundsystem: Sonos
o Pen / pencil: Pen (any kind will do)
o Where you document an idea: Note book
o Casual Clothing: Todd Snyder NYC, Rag & Bone
o Footwear: Red Wing boots
o Watch: Rolex Submariner
o Collection: Pez Dispensers
o App: Aware
o Website:
o Blog: Drew Magary, Deadspin
o Work program: Google Docs
o Digital work tool: Spotify Premium
o Analogue work tool: NuMark turntable 
o Morning grooming / makeup essential: Beard balm 

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MassiveMusic USA, Wed, 05 Dec 2018 17:20:46 GMT