Andre Williams is recognized as one of the top up and coming music executive minds to date. Andre began his music career at Microsoft where he was taught the nuances of music marketing . He was then hired as a music event coordinator for The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation . After leaving Susan G. Komen , Andre joined RAYDAR where for several years he gained knowledge and fine-tuned his skills alongside music Mogul Ray Daniels. Immediately after being hired as Vice President of A&R at EPIC Records, Ray Daniels looked no further than Andre Williams to spearhead his new movement. Shortly thereafter, Ray Daniels placed Andre as the Vice President of RAYDAR.
After becoming the Vice President of RAYDAR in early 2013, RAYDAR was awarded the 2014-2015 music management company of the year via BMI & ASCAP. RAYDAR also won their first Grammy Award in 2014 for Best Urban Album, Unapologetic by Rihanna. In 2016 RAYDAR received four Grammy nominations in the same category for Best Pop Vocal Albums, Ariana Grande's “Be My Baby” and Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop”.
Andre Williams was then appointed day-to-day manager and project A&R of Epic Records for up and coming superstar artist, The Curtis Fields. Andre guided The Curtis Fields to his first single release “Fool For You” in March of 2016. The recognition of his innovative ideas and knowledge of business during the Curtis Fields Project, lead Andre to work with some very prestigious musical platforms.
Experience includes, but isn’t limited to: Executive producing, artist management, talent-mining, artist development, and creating marketing strategies for artist-specific campaigns. Andre Williams is responsible for signing artists and executive producing projects that have helped propel the careers of some of the most well known talent in the music industry to date.
Upon leaving RAYDAR in October of 2015, Andre was hired as an A&R for Bang-Village at Universal Music Group where he searched for world wide talent. In 2017 he was hired as an music business advisor by Spotify ,consisting of hand-picked music professionals and executives responsible for implementing new streaming strategies into the music industry. Andre now speaks on music education panels for P.R.O.'s at Universities around the United States. Currently Andre' Williams is working at Universal Music Group , where he is an A&R on the Think Tank Advisor Group. Most recently Williams has started a imprint label, The Stachhause, under Sony Music Group in collaboration with Micheal Fountaine previously A&R of Capitol Records.
Charting Songs Since 2013: [ Lil Baby ( Pure Cocaine) ] , [ Lil Baby & Gunna (Drip Too Hard ) ] , [ BMF ( Black Mafia Family / The Blue Print To Conspiracy ) Youtube Documentary ], [The Equalizer 2 "Robin Hood" ] , [ Adam Levine " Locked Away "] , [ Best Urban Contemporary AlbumUnapologetic/Rihanna , BMI & ASCAP 2013/2014 Management Company] , [ CIARA "I BET" ] , [ Usher “I Don’t Mind” featuring Juicy J [ Nikki Minaj"Only" (ft.Drake,Lil Wayne & Chris Brown) ] , [ Fergie-"Smile Now Cry Later"] , [Honest LP( FUTURE) ] , [ Mike Will Made It ( 23) ft. Wiz Khalifa, Miley Cyrus & Juicy J ] , [ Bando Jones " Sex you" ] , [ Miley Cyrus - "We Can’t Stop" ] , [ Kelly Rowland - " Kisses Down Low " ] , [ Ciara - I’m Out (ft. Nicki Minaj) ] , [ Cody Simpson - Pretty Brown Eyes ] , [ B Smyth - Win Win (ft. Future) ] , [ Angel - Time After Time ] , [ Rihanna - Pour It Up ] , [ French Montana - Ain't Worried Bout Nothin ] , [ Omarion - Know You Better feat. Fabolous & Pusha T ] , [ Usher, "You're All I Want" ] , [ "Birthday Girl" Chris Brown ] , [ "Skippin" Pussycat Dolls ], [ Rihanna - Man Down ] , [ Drake - Forever (ft. Kanye West, Eminem & Lil Wayne) ] , [ Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up ]