Nashville-based Williams has helped identify and develop the touring careers of such artists as Pretty Lights (aka Derek Vincent Smith), whom Williams, 36, has represented since Smith began performing live; Gramatik; 3LAU; The Chainsmokers; MiMOSA; and GriZ. Since joining CAA in 2012, Williams has, with agent Maria May, helped guide the growth of the agency's dance music department, and his nontraditional approach to booking EDM acts beyond dance clubs provides opportunities for artists to perform in theaters and arenas.

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