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Scott Coopwood

Scott Coopwood

Scott Coopwood, a seventh generation Deltan, lives in Cleveland, Mississippi, with his wife Cindy and their three children. Scott is the publisher and owner of Delta Magazine, one of the South’s leading lifestyle publications, the Delta Business Journal, the first business publication in the Mississippi Delta; and Cleveland’s weekly newspaper, The Cleveland Current . Scott’s company also publishes two weekly e-newsletters. Coopwood publishing concerns now reach 250,000 people.  Scott is also a 1984 graduate of the University of Mississippi. He can be reached at scott@coopwood.net

Coopwood: Concert Business How Bands Bring in Big Bucks

Coopwood: Concert Business How Bands Bring in Big Bucks

People in my town of Cleveland were sad to receive the news this past Thursday afternoon The Band Perry was not going to perform that night due to bad weather. It was absolutely the right decision because the rain arrived that night in Cleveland in a huge way. The Band Perry will return in the […]

April 17, 2015 with 0 Comments
Coopwood: Cotton and the Mississippi Delta

Coopwood: Cotton and the Mississippi Delta

As we move into another planting season in the Mississippi Delta, I have thought a lot lately about the cotton fields that were so prevalent here when I was growing up in the 1960s. In those days, the Delta was full of cotton. During the fall, my grandfather’s cotton gin in Shelby was abuzz in […]

February 26, 2015 with 0 Comments
Coopwood: Grammy Fever Getting Closer to Mississippi

Coopwood: Grammy Fever Getting Closer to Mississippi

Last week, I had the opportunity of traveling to Los Angeles with a group from my town of Cleveland to meet with Grammy officials to discuss plans for the upcoming Cleveland Grammy Museum that will open in September. As a new Grammy board member of the museum, I am over-the-top excited about this project and […]

February 12, 2015 with 0 Comments
Coopwood: Vinyl Records Are Making a Comeback

Coopwood: Vinyl Records Are Making a Comeback

I’m a child of the 1970s. Although I was born in 1961, I do remember the 60s very well. But, I bloomed in the 70s. To this day, I still like the music of the 70s and the cars and clothes. Perhaps more than anything, back in the 70s, I found great satisfaction from buying […]

January 29, 2015 with 0 Comments
Coopwood: My Resolution to Break the Facebook Addiction

Coopwood: My Resolution to Break the Facebook Addiction

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to stop spending time on Facebook.  For those who have heard of the name, but are unfamiliar with it, Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004 by some young Harvard students. Facebook allows anyone to…

January 8, 2015 with 0 Comments
Coopwood: Australian Rock Band Visits Delta

Coopwood: Australian Rock Band Visits Delta

Eight years ago, on the old MySpace social site, the pre-pre “Facebook” site that mostly featured music, I met a singer named Raj Siva-Rajah who turned out to be the lead singer of one of Australia’s most prominent rock bands, The Sunpilots. Raj and I have talked a couple of times each year ever since. […]

December 23, 2014 with 0 Comments
Coopwood: College Fraternities and the Value of Networking

Coopwood: College Fraternities and the Value of Networking

As many of you know, I attended Ole Miss from 1980 to 1984 and loved every moment of it. I have said many times that while I’m delighted to have earned an English degree, it was the KA fraternity in which I received my real education and a skill I learned there that has taken […]

September 22, 2014 with 9 Comments
Coopwood: Chambers of Commerce are Mississippi’s Unsung Heroes

Coopwood: Chambers of Commerce are Mississippi’s Unsung Heroes

Two weeks ago, I was waiting for a meeting to start when the small talk turned to the local chamber of commerce in the town I was visiting. “They don’t do anything,” one person said. “I have never joined the chamber, and I really don’t know who runs ours,” another exclaimed. Then, an elderly man […]

September 19, 2014 with 0 Comments
Coopwood’s Comments: National Media Goes Wild over Death of Joan Rivers

Coopwood’s Comments: National Media Goes Wild over Death of Joan Rivers

This past week, I thought a lot about the death of comedian Joan Rivers — because of the great amount of media attention that was given to her passing. In my view, she had a foul mouth and was not someone our children should have admired. She was known for using that comedic form of […]

September 5, 2014 with 1 Comment
Coopwood Comments: “Falling” Into This Time of the Year

Coopwood Comments: “Falling” Into This Time of the Year

For many months, I wait for this time of the year to roll around: the fall. I’ll always associate this season with growing up in the Mississippi Delta as the memories are extremely strong. A week ago, some friends joined us for dinner at our home and I asked each to name their favorite time […]

August 19, 2014 with 8 Comments
August is Doorway to Dove Season and Fall

August is Doorway to Dove Season and Fall

August was a big month in my life when I was growing up in Shelby. Of course, it meant school would soon start again and I would be moving into another grade at Bayou Academy. But more importantly the month of August signaled that dove season was just around the corner. With dove season only […]

August 9, 2014 with 0 Comments
A College Education is a MUST

A College Education is a MUST

In two weeks, Cindy and I will almost be empty-nesters. Oldest son, Thomas will be moving into his junior year at Mississippi State University, and middle son, Jordan, will be entering his first year at Ole Miss. In fact, Jordan graduated a year early from Bayou Academy in order to attend Ole Miss. That will […]

August 1, 2014 with 2 Comments