Cappriccieo M. Scates is currently President/CEO of Mytrell Records, which is distributed by INgrooves-Universal Music Group and an adjunct professor at SAE Institute in Atlanta. As President/CEO of Mytrell, his day-to-day responsibilities cover a broad range of label duties and functions that include contract negotiations, product placement, distribution, marketing, artist relations, label services, etc. Prior to forming Mytrell, he held positions as the General Manager at Arrow/Universal Records, Senior Director of Writer/Publisher Relations for SESAC, Director of Operations at PM Music Group and Director of National Radio Promotions for Ruffhouse/Columbia Records.
While at Arrow, his direct signing’s included Stellar and Grammy Award winners Kim Burrell and Ann Nesby. He is also credited with the creation of a new music art form called S.E.R.M.O.N.S. (Spiritually Empowering Recorded Music Over Niche Sermons), taking the sermons of world renowned spiritual leader Dr. Creflo Dollar and putting them to music. S.E.R.M.O.N.S. Vol 1 reached #16 on the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart.
During his tenure at SESAC, he signed 2010-2014 SESAC Songwriter of the Year Rico Love, Day 26, RichGirl, Bone Crusher, Jacob Latimore, Q Parker of 112, Nikeshia Briscoe, Jay Fenix, BXC, Atozzio Towns, Chloe X Halle, Eric Sire, Miykal Snoody, Nas Star, Travis Greene, Jamie Grace, Platinum Brothers and London. Prior to SESAC, he served as Director of Operations for PM Music Group where he represented songwriters whose credits included Michael Jackson, Charlie Wilson and Beyonce. Further, he also spent time as Director of National Radio Promotions for Ruffhouse/Columbia Records and has been responsible for promoting the careers of artists such as: Fugees, Cypress Hill, Bone Thugs and Harmony, Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men.
In addition, he is author of “10 Steps to Successfully Managing Recording Artists,” and “The 11th Step I Missed.” He is currently on the Board of the Atlanta Chapter for the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP), the Board of the proposed Backstage Entertainment Federal Credit Union and is a former member of the Atlanta Chapter Board of Governors for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and is a former President and Vice President of the Georgia Music Industry Association.
In 2011, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed presented Mr. Scates with the Phoenix Award, which replaced the “Key to the City” that was awarded by previous Mayor’s. Mr. Scates also received a Proclamation from the Atlanta City Council proclaiming September 22, 2011 as “CAPPRICCIEO SCATES DAY.”
Mr. Scates holds a Masters in Business Administration from Averett University where he was selected to the National Dean’s List for academic excellence. In April 2016, Mr. Scates received a Doctorate of Philosophy and was awarded an Ambassadorial Appointment in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, (ECOSOC). This is the highest level of accreditation that is awarded internationally to all designates.
Further, Ambassador Scates proudly served his country as a soldier in the U.S. Army (6 years) and U.S. Army National Guard (14 years) where he retired in July 2013 after completing 20 years of service.
Ambassador Scates was also Knighted on September 14, 2018 into The Royal Order of Knights of Malta of Africa and The Diaspora, with all the Rights, Lights, Honors, Privileges and Prerogatives which belong to this Order. This order is noted of record as No. U.S. 2018/DAR5028/#0002 on the 30th day of the month of July 2018, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA. He is hereby further known as Sir.