Andre Williams, one of the respected music executives in the industry, continues to search for new talents in different parts of the world. Currently, he works as an A&R on the Think Tank Advisor Group at the Universal Music Group.
Dre The Url began his musical journey at Microsoft and perfected the nuances of music marketing. After that, he worked as a music event coordinator in The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. He was then part of RAYDAR, where he spent several years gaining knowledge and polish his skills together with music mogul Ray Daniels.
Soon after Ray Daniels became the Vice President of A&R at EPIC Records, he chose Dre The Url to spearhead his new goals. He then placed him as the Vice President of RAYDAR.
It was early 2013 when Dre The Url became the Vice President of RAYDAR. Thanks to his hard work and skills, RAYDAR was awarded as the music company of the year (2014-2015) via BMI &ASCAP. The company also won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Urban Album, the Unapologetic by Rihanna. After the company’s first Grammy Award, it received four Grammy nominations in 2016 for Best Pop Vocal Albums for Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” and Ariana Grande’s “Be My Baby.”
Meanwhile, Dre The Url was also appointed as the EPIC Record’s day-to-day manager and project A&R for up and coming artist, The Curtis Fields. He guided the superstar artist throughout his first single known as “Fool for You” back in March 2016. Through his in-depth knowledge combined with innovative ideas for The Curtis Field Project, he worked with highly prestigious musical platforms.
After Dre The Url entered the music industry in 2006, he immediately climbed the ranks with great success. Because of his leadership skills, it’s no surprise why he became one of the successful young moguls today. Other than his leadership by nature, he is also applauded because of his executive producing, talent-mining, artist management, artist development, and marketing strategies creation for artist-related campaigns.
“I look forward to working with new artists from different parts of the world. New talents, new opportunities,” says Dre The Url.
About Universal Music Group:
Universal Music Group is an American global music corporation and considered to the world’s biggest music company. It is part of the “Big Three” record labels together with Warner Music Group and Sony Music. The music company has signed licensing agreements with over 400 platforms across the world.